Miscellaneous Knox County, Tennessee Obituaries


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ALBERTI, HAZEL - age 84, of Pigeon Forge, died Friday, June 20, 1997, at Sevier County Health Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Alberti. Survivors: daughters and son-in-law, Dorothy and Claude Reasor, Bobbie and Alfred Smalley; son, Kenneth Hazelwood; ten grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at 11 a.m. Monday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for graveside service and interment, Rev. Clyde Martin officiating. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Sunday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. 

ANDERSON, MRS. LUCILLE (BABE EAST) - age 82, of W. Shore Drive, Harriman, formerly of the Glen Alice Community, Rockwood, passed away Friday, June 20th, at Baptist Hospital, Knoxville. She was a member of the Post Oak Baptist Church and was preceded in death by husband, Benjamin O. East in 1970. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Dorothy Dean, Rockwood, Benny and Ada Mae East, Rockwood, James and Helen East, Spotsylvania, Va., David and Linda East, Rockwood; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Donald Stolz, Warsaw, Va., Elizabeth and Richard Shelton, Rockwood; daughter, Jean Meredith, Kingston; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be conducted Monday, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Evans Mortuary with Rev. Fred Smith and Rev. Larry Tilley officiating. Interment will follow in the Glen Alice Cemetery. The family of Mrs. Lucille (Babe East) Anderson will receive friends Sunday evening from 6-9 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary, Rockwood. 

AYERS, MRS. JESSIE E. MILLER - age 83, of LaFollette, passed away Saturday, June 21, 1997, at LaFollette Medical Center. Mrs. Ayers had been a Christian from an early age. Survivors: husband of 68 years, Finley L. Ayers, LaFollette; sons, J.P. Ayers, Jacksboro, Noah (Curly) Ayers, LaFollette; daughter, Mrs. Charles (Betty Lou) Longmire, LaFollette; grandchildren, Libbi Longmire Lay and Joseph M. Ayers, both of LaFollette, Ginger Longmire Branam of Cookeville, Jim Ayers of Smyrna, Tenn, Robin Ayers Reynolds, Rockwood, Tenn.; great-grandchildren, Whitney and Christopher Lay, LaFollette, Stephanie and Holly Branam, Cookeville, Tenn., Hannah Ayers, Smyrna, Tenn.; brothers, Henderson Miller, LaFollette, Claude Miller, Hammond, Tenn.; sister, Mrs. Irene Miller Pultz, Stauton, Va.; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Funeral service Tuesday, 1 p.m. at Walters Chapel with Rev. Pat Ayers officiating. Interment Bakers Forge Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Walters Funeral Home. Walters Funeral Home, LaFollette, in charge of arrangements. 

AYERS, PAUL EDWARD - age 47, passed away Friday, June 6th., 1997, 6:45 p.m. in Honolulu, Hawaii. Formerly of Knoxville, he had been a resident of Hawaii for several years. He was a graduate of Powell High School. Attended the University of Tennessee and continued his education at the University of Hawaii. He served in the United States Air Force. Preceded in death by father, Tim L. Ayers. Survivors: mother, Dora R. Ayers; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda J. and Steven C. Bales, Barbara J. and John Michael Cruze; nephew and nieces, Jeff, Jennifer and Rebecca Bales, all of Knoxville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4205 Hillsborough Road, Ste. 200, Nashville, Tenn. 37915. The family will hold a private memorial service. 

BRODINE, ALTHEA COPELAND - age 74, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997, at Shannondale Nursing Home. She was born in Battle Creek, Mich. She graduated from the University of Tennessee and then did graduate work at the University of Chicago. Her sporadic work experience was largely in child welfare and adoption at the Human Services Department of Knoxville. She was the widow of Dr. Clayton Millard Brodine, a Knoxville anesthesiologist, who died of a heart attack in 1982 while the couple were traveling in Russia. She was interested in archaeology, historical architecture and art. The couple traveled extensively during the ten years of Dr. Brodine's retirement. Afterwards, Mrs. Brodine continued her travels logging over 60 overseas trips. Following cremation, her ashes will be privately buried in a small family cemetery in Overton County, Tenn. Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel in charge. 

CALLAHAN, EVELYN MISER - age 85, of Louisville, died Saturday, June 21, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Clark's Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She is preceded in death by husband, George Callahan II. Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Martha and Dr. Richard Daugherty of Louisville, Tenn.; son, Tom Callahan III, also of Louisville; grandchildren, Andrew and Thomas; nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Middlesettlements Cemetery at 2:30 Sunday, June 22, 1997, for a graveside service with the Rev. Gale Keown officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Clark's Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 3137 Old Knox. Hwy., 37804 or their favorite charity. 

DONALDSON, BERNICE HIGHLAND - passed away Saturday, June 21, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge. 

FISH, LOY ''BROWN'' - age 65, of Corryton, died at 6:34 p.m. Thursday evening, June 19, 1997, at the Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee. He was of the Baptist faith and was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Lula Fish; brothers, Frank Fish, Paul Fish, and Bobby Fish. Survivors include wife, Hope Davis Fish of Corryton; daughter and son-in-law, Daphne and Daniel L. Ellis of Powell; sisters, Dorothy Collins of Blaine, Eva Lawson of Sevierville, Carroll Hicks of Knoxville, and Anita Trent of Sneedville; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Graveside service and interment will be 10 a.m. Sunday, June 21, 1997, in the Grainger Memorial Gardens with Reverend Mac Hayes and Reverend Mike Viles officiating. Pallbearers will be Kenny Fisher, Bobby Fisher, Paul Davis, Noah Collins, Sam Renfro and Ray Myers. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, TN 37861, phone (423) 828-5555. 

FOSTER, JOYCE CAROLYN - age 55, of Knoxville, passed away June 20, 1997 at U.T. Hospital. Of the Baptist faith, retired from K-Mart after 20 years service. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Johnny Thomas, Tammy and Jimmy Brinias; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Tina Foster; son and fiancee', Randy Foster and Regina Owen, all of Knoxville; grandchildren, Nickie, Todd, Michael, Regina, Ashley, Amanda, Corey, Maria; sisters, Christine Hartness of Renton, Wash., Bobbie Harp of Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Richard Sell of Nashville; brother, Jimmy Harp of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet at Bookwalter Cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Sunday for graveside services at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jack Dean officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

GASS, STELLA JAMES- age 87, of Maryville, died Saturday, June 21, 1997, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home. 

HARMATZ, RUTH COHN - loving mother and wife, died peacefully after a short illness on June 21, 1997, at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Ruth was a longtime resident of Oak Ridge and faculty member of the Physics Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Ruth was born June 25, 1924 in Lake Forest, Ill., daughter of Lena and Max Cohn. She was a graduate of Lake Forest High School and received her B.S. from the University of Chicago and Ph.D. in physics from Ohio State University. She began working at Oak Ridge in 1950, and married Benjamin Harmatz, also a physicist in Oak Ridge. Her children, Paul and Miriam, were graduates of Oak Ridge High School. Paul is practicing pediatric gastroenterology at Children's Hospital, Oakland, Calif., and lives with his wife Peggy and two beautiful children, David, age 15 years, and Leah, 12 years. Her daughter Miriam is a lawyer living in Miami and working for Florida Legal Services on poverty health law issues. In addition to her immediate family, Ruth is survived by her sister Zelda Klass of Evanston, Ill., and brother, George Cohn of Pasadena, Calif. Ruth recently retired from U.T. and was enjoying much traveling, visiting with her family, spending time with friends, and enjoying life. She was a member of Temple Beth El in Knoxville. Family and friends will meet at for graveside services at the New Jewish Cemetery in Knoxville at Keith Drive and Glenn Avenue at 1 p.m. June 23. Rabbi Rashkovsky of Oak Ridge will be officiating. Paul and Miriam invite all friends to join them for services and a visit afterwards at their home at 72 W. Vanderbilt Dr., Oak Ridge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the Oak Ridge Public Library Endowment Fund. Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

HATCHER, KENNETH DOANE - age 83, of Knoxville, died Friday, June 20, 1997, at the family home. Member of Second United Methodist Church. Member of Ft. Bragg Masonic Lodge, Knoxville Scottish Rite, and York Rite Mason. Life member of American Legion, Fountain City Post #126. Retired comptroller for division of finance at TVA after 30 years of service. World War II Veteran. Preceded in death by parents, George Bert and Sallie Thresher Hatcher; sisters, Velma, Addie, Robbie Jean Hatcher; brother, Charles C. Hatcher. Survivors: wife of 62 years, Berenice (Bailey) Hatcher; sister, Irene Hatcher; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonny and Clarence Whitaker, Georgia and Franklin Shipley, all of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service Monday, 1 p.m., Second United Methodist Church, Rev. Rusty Taylor and Rev. Gerald McFarland officiating, interment to follow at Lynnhurst Cemetery. Pallbearers, nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Second United Methodist Church, 1524 Western Ave., Knoxville, TN 37921. The family will receive friends Sunday 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at Broadway. 

HEADRICK, DOROTHY ''DOT'' - age 60, of West Knoxville, passed away Thursday, June 19, 1997. She was a member of the Church of God. Preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Miller; and sister, Ruby Patrick. Survivors: husband, Charles E. Headrick; son, Chuck E. Headrick, Jr.; daughter and son-in-law, Sherri G. Darnell and Wayne; brothers, Carl and Edward Miller; sisters, Opal Allison, Ruth Rogers; three grandchildren, Kevin, Crystal, Misty Darnell. Funeral service 3 p.m. Sunday at Central Church of God with Pastor Mitch McClure and Rev. Tim Brown officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Monday at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. 

HICKMAN, EARL HASKEL - age 96, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, June 20, 1997, at East Tennessee Baptist Hospital. Member of Riverdale Baptist Church. Retired from Robertshaw Controls. Preceded in death by wife, Esther Hickman; daughter, Jesse Hickman; brother, Bert Hickman; sisters, Lena Brewer and Adle Hickman. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Francis and Alice Hickman, J.T. and Polly Hickman; granddaughters and husbands, Donna and Rev. Wayne Haun, Karen and Jim Gilliland, Kim and Rick Leake; grandson and wife, John and Anna Hickman; brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Ruth Hickman; seven great-grandchildren. Family and friends will meet at 2:15 p.m. Sunday at Seven Islands Cemetery for a 2:30 graveside service with Rev. Michael Vincent officiating. Pallbearers will be John Hickman, Rev. Wayne Haun, Jim Gilliland, Brian Haun, Rick Leake and Gordon Irwin. The family will receive friends 7-9 Saturday at McCarty Mortuary, 4004 Holston Drive. 

HONACHER, ROY C. - age 72, of Knoxville, formerly of Kenova, W.Va., passed away early Saturday morning, June 21, 1997, at U.T. Hospital. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Navy. Member of Kenova Masonic Lodge #110 F.& A.M. He was preceded in death by parents, Tony W. and Sophia Davis Honacher; brothers, Jack and John Honacher. Survivors: wife, Patty Smith Honacher; son and daughter-in-law, Charles Roy and Sharon Honacher of Port Charlotte, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Mike Adams of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Steven and Michael Honacher, Steven and Tracy Clarkson; stepson and daughter-in-law, Steve and Teresa Clarkson of Lenoir City; sister-in-law, Mary Lee Honacher of Ceredo, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Monday in Loudon County Memorial Gardens for graveside services with Avery Lodge #593 F.& A.M. officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. 

JEFFRIES, JOHN H. - age 72, passed away at his home June 20, 1997. He is survived by his wife, Nora Jeffries; children, Albert Jeffries, Peggy Hunley, Mary McCoy, Gail Berrier, Tommy Jeffries, Alice Lindameyer, Harry Jeffries, John Jeffries II and David Jeffries; 32 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; many brothers and sisters. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at Highland Memorial Funeral Home. Graveside service Monday at 12 noon in the Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Rev. Keith Poland will officiate. Arrangements by Highland Memorial Funeral Home, 5315 Kingston Pike, 588-0567. 

JENKINS, CASSIE LEE LONG - age 99, of Copper Ridge Road, Morristown, passed away June 20, 1997, at Life Care Center of Morristown. Born December 30, 1897, the daughter of George and Margaret Long, she was the last survivor of 12 children. Preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Jenkins. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Clara and W.C. Frazier, Jr. of Morristown; daughter, Ruth Painter of Morristown; granddaughters, Ina Ruth Painter of Morristown, Melba Painter Cabbage of Blaine; grandsons, Glenn Painter of Whitesburg, Robert and Buddy Painter of Morristown; great-granddaughter, Brooke Painter of Morristown; great-grandsons, Michael and Robby Painter of Morristown, Bobby Lowe of Columbia, S.C.; step-great-granddaughters, Sharon Maxey of Maryville, Karen Bolton of Morristown; six great-great-grandchildren. Services will be 8 p.m. Sunday at Mayes Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Charles Davis officiating. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday in Bethesda Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Mayes Mortuary in charge of arrangements. 

JETT, PEGGY LEE GRAYSON - of Seymour, passed away Friday, June 20, 1997, at Baptist Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy ''Knotty'' and Margaret Grayson; sister, Joann Stooksbury. She is survived by husband, Rondow Jett, Jr.; sons, Marty and wife, Debbie, Kodak, Ronnie, Seymour; daughters and sons-in-law, Dreama and Bill Doane, Tonya and Steve Jinks, Seymour; daughter, Angie Bobo, Seymour; eight grandchildren; brother, Jack Grayson, Florida. Funeral service will be 8 p.m. Sunday at the Highland South Chapel, Rev. Pete Coster and Rev. Steve McClure will be officiating. Interment will be 10 a.m. Monday at Highland South Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Kidney Foundation or Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Arrangements are with Highland South Funeral Home (formerly Holly Hills) 573-7300. 

JOHNSON, EMMETT D. - 93, of Maryville, died Friday, June 20, 1997, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member and former Deacon of Maryville First Baptist Church, he was retired from ALCOA and a member of the 25 Year Service Club, where he also played on the Aluminum Company's baseball team. He was a graduate of Maryville College. He is preceded in death by wife, Grace Stevenson Johnson; and grandson, John McTear Johnson. Survivors include: son, George W. Johnson of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; and son and daughter-in-law, John T. and Jody Johnson of Franklin, La.; granddaughter, Jennifer Johnson; sisters, Jewell J. Harwick, Smyrna, Ga. and Hazel J. Standrich of Marietta, Ga. Family and friends will meet at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 1997, at Sherwood Memorial Gardens Masoleum for entombment services with Dr. Charles W. Brown officiating. The family will receive friends after the services at the mausoleum. McCammon-Ammons Funeral Home, Maryville in charge. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Maryville College Baseball Team or their favorite charity. 

JUSTICE, JOHN PAUL - 91, of the Seven Island Community, passed away Saturday at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville. He was a retired farmer and also retired employee of Security Mills. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Jake and Sarah Clifton Justice; his wife, Virginia Elizabeth Justice. Survivors: wife, Nora Justice; sons, Larry Justice of Knoxville, Claude Justice of Soddy Daisy; son-in-law, Chester Atchley, Stone Mountain, Ga.; daughter-in-law, Catherine Atchley, Stone Mountain, Ga.; nephew, Ray Stinnett of Halls; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; several step-grandchildren; and several great-step-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Rawlings Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Seven Island Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at Rawlings Funeral Home. 

KIDD, HELEN KALTHOFF - of Knoxville, formerly of the Karns Community, passed away Friday, June 20, 1997. Member of Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service, Rev. Henry Swann officiating. Please make memorial contributions to Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home. 

NICLEY, MR. CORNELIUS - 77, of Hickory Valley Road, Maynardville, passed away suddenly 11:15 a.m. Friday, June 20, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a member of Pennington Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors: wife, Rozella (Bailey) Nicley; sons and daughters-in-law, Glen and Helen Nicley, Jack Nicley, Cecil W. Nicley, all of Maynardville, Darrell and Patricia Nicley, Washburn; daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Gerald Kitts of Luttrell; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Earl Nicley; sisters, Bertha Nicley; Gertie Murphy and Zella Washam; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday, Cooke Mortuary Chapel, Rev. Richard Nicley, Rev. Charlie Widner officiating. Music by Alder Springs Quartet and Linda Nicley. Interment 11 a.m. Monday, Pleasant View Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville. 


PRATER, MRS. H.E. (FAYE R.) - passed away June 20, 1997, at St. Mary's Medical Center following a brief illness. Member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Retired from Knoxville City and Knox County School System serving for 31 years as secretary of Sterchi Elementary School. Preceded in death by parents, Floyd L. and Cora Lee Remine; brother, Jack Remine, and husband of 50 years, Horace E. Prater. Survivors: sons, Gary S. Prater, Knoxville, Edward A. Prater and wife Amy of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Laura, Ted and Katie Prater; great-grandchildren, Alexis Robinson, Samson Prater; sister, Verna Jackson of Tucker, Ga.; cousin, Myrtle Huffaker. Family and friends will meet at Seven Islands Cemetery 2:15 p.m. Sunday for graveside services at 2:30 p.m. with Father John Dowling officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. 

PUGH, WALTER WILLIAM - 87, of Maryville, passed away Saturday afternoon June 21, 1997, at Fairpark Health Care Center. Member of Carson Island Baptist Church in Monroe County. Member of the Maryville Lions Club, Veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. Survivors: wife, Pearl Livesay Pugh; sister, Betty Burnette of Knoxville; brother, Jack H. Pugh of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Frances Livesay of Knoxville; caregiver, Rosezella Brown of Maryville; special friend, John Hammontree of Maryville; several nieces and nephews, cousins. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Greg L. Long officiating. Family and friends will meet at Sherwood Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning for the entombment service. Family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Monday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. 

ROBERTSON, CHARLES C. - 80, of Maryville, died 7:40 p.m. Friday, June 20, 1997, at the family home. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church. He also was retired from the U.S. Air Force with 21 years of service. He was preceded in death by mother, Virginia Tolliver and stepfather, Carl Tolliver; stepbrother, Julius Tolliver. Survivors include: wife, Mildred Caswell Robertson; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Kay Robertson of Speedwell, Tenn., Gene and Brenda Robertson, Allen and Nancy Robertson, all of Maryville; and son, Gary Robertson of Rockford; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Mike Rutherford of Maryville, Rita and Greg Hendricks of South Lake, Texas; grandchildren, Kim Echols, David Robertson, Tammy Mersino, Brian Simpson, Laura Robertson, L.A. Robertson; four great-grandsons; brothers, Fred Robertson of Tazewell, James Tolliver of Monticello, Ky., Kenneth Tolliver of Williamsburg, Ky., and J.C. Tolliver of Williamsburg, Ky.; sisters, Ruby Keck of Monroe, Mich., Frankie Bryant of Williamsburg, Ky., Ella Mae Smith Lee of Powell, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Hazel Tolliver of Powell, Tenn.; several aunts and uncles. Funeral service 8 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 1997, Trinity Chapel, Smith Mortuary with Rev. Herman Helton officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 2 p.m. Monday, Sherwood Memorial Gardens for the interment. Family will receive friends 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, Smith Mortuary, Maryville. 


ROZZEL, HAZEL COOK - lovingly known as ''Big Mama'' was born March 26, 1916, passed away Friday, June 20, 1997, at 1:40 a.m. at North Haven Nursing Home. Born to the late Gilbert and Idella Cook in Sylacauga, Ala. She later moved to Knoxville in the early 40's, met and married the late Nathan Rozzel. Four children were born to this union. She was a faithful member of Bush Grove Baptist Church until stricken with cancer. She was employed at Broadway Baptist Church for 25 years. She leaves to cherish her memory: sister, Jessie Cook; son, Nathaniel (Claudette) of Chattanooga, Tenn; three daughters, Sandra (Larry) Tipton, Joyce (William) Toms, and Ann Rozzel, all of Knoxville; five grandsons, Malcolm, Marcus, Victor, Anthony, and Jonathan; four granddaughters, Allison, Kimberly, Brandi, and Calandra; three great-grandsons, Marc, Jaylon, and Christian; devoted nieces, Barbara Walker and Irene Cook; and a host of nieces, nephews, other reltives and friends to include goddaughter, Florence Early; and devoted friend, David Hearn. A special thanks to the nurses and staff at North Haven Nursing Home, Housecall Healthcare, and Hospice, for their support and encouragement during our mother's illness. The family will receive friends at Unity Mortuary Chapel on Tuesday, June 24, 1997, from 6:30-7 p.m. with funeral to follow, Rev. Robert Sherrod officiating, assisted by various ministers. Interment at Holly Hills Memorial Gardens, Chapman Highway, on Wednesday, June 25, 1997, at 11 a.m. Family will be at the home of Larry and Sandra Tipton, 104 Bona Road. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. 

SPENCE, PAUL HARTMAN - 75, of Powell, Tenn., died Friday, June 20, at Methodist Medical Center. Born April 20, 1922, in Jacksonville, Fla. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Retired from Union Carbide K-25 Plant, Oak Ridge, after 37 years of service. He was a member of Red Ash Baptist Church, Caryville, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents, Collinwood and Inez Spence; sister, Alliene S. Banham. Survivors: include his wife of 40 years, Grace Phillips Spence of Claxton; two daughters, Katherine Spence of Knoxville, Shirley and husband, Mark Wilson of Knoxville; twin grandchildren, Jeremy and Ashley Wilson of Knoxville; and father-in-law, Sam Phillips of Caryville. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 1997, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. Funeral services will be conducted 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Holley Gamble Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, Tennessee with the Rev. Don Allen officiating. Burial 2 p.m. Monday at McCarty Woodhaven Memory Gardens, Claxton, Tenn. 

WILLIAMS, FLOYD E. - 76, of Melbourne, Fla., formerly of Knoxville, passed away Friday, June 20, 1997, after a lengthy illness. Retired from the Tennessee Army National Guard and Civil Service; he was a graduate of Carson Newman; and was active in the Fountain City Youths Athletic Program. The widower of Grace Williams. Survived by three children, Janice Williams Jeter, Indianaopolis, Ind., Liet. Col. Randall Williams, Ft. Knox, Ky., Andrew Williams, Knoxville; three grandchildren; and a brother, Howard Williams of Brookside, Utah. Funeral service Monday afternoon in the Florida Memorial Funeral Home in Melbourne, Fla.

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