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From: "Bette Rodey" <>
Subject: [TNCLAIBO-L] Claiborne County Progress Obits
Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 23:14:30 -0500


Published 5-15-2002
JAMES H. CARR
James H. Can .age 64, of Tazewell. was born February 18, 1938 and passed
away May 12. 2002 at the Alvin C. York Medical Center in Murfreesboro.
He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He retired from the U.S. Army as
a Sgt. First Class.
Survivors include his parents: James Pete and Lillian (Runions) Carr; sons:
Tim, Michael and Jason Carr; stepdaughter:
Rosemary Kristi Carter all of Tazewell; grandson. Timothy Dakota Carr of
Lebanon, Oh.; sisters: Barbara Anders and husband, Kenny. Mary Clark and
husband Rev. Kenny; special friends: Paul and Pauline Allen all of Tazewell.
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 at Liberty Cemetery
in Tazewell with Rev. Kenny Clark officiating and with Military Honors.
Claiborne Funeral Home in charge.
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ESCO DALTON
Esco Dalton, age 80 of Thorn Hill, passed away May 12, 2002 at his home.
He was a deacon and member of Oak Hill Baptist Church. He sang in the Beech
Grove Quartet and taught singing in schools in several counties. He was the
former Chairman of Grainger Co. Election Commission and retired from NCR. He
was preceded in death by wife, Dorsie Coffey Dalton: 2 children; 1 son-
in-law; 1 grandchild; parents; 3 brothers and 1 sister.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law: Arnold and Shirley, Hearld and
Linda; daughters and sons-in-law: Betty Wolfenbarger, Marie and Boot
Carpenter, Elsie and Harold Barnard, Judy and Lonnie Dalton; 13
grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 2. step great grandchildren;
brothers: Fred, Hugh B, Larry, and Major; sisters: Clara Monk, Elsie West,
Eva Coffey, Jenny Russell, Brilla Polland; special friends; Delmer and Edna
Welch, Norman Jarnigan of the Beech Grove Quartet; several brothers and
sisters- in- law.
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15 at Coffey Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Tommy Bowlin and Rev. J ohn Dalton officiating. Songs by
Liberty Quartet. Burial in Dalton Cemetery .
Pallbearers: Grandsons: Troy Barnard, Curtis Wolfenbarger, David Dal- ton,
Kermit Carpenter, Derrick Dalton. Rodney Barnard, Preston Dalton and Keith
Carpenter .
Honorary pallbearers: Deacons of Oak Hill Baptist Church. Billy Howerton,
Norman Riddle. Raymond Scearce. Dana Dalton. Woody Nicely, Leslie Grime,
Luther Hipsher and Coy Dalton.

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DOVIE VICTORIA DAVIDSON
Dovie Victoria Davidson. age 89, of Tazewell, was born March 22, 1913 and
passed away May 11, 2002 at Claiborne County Hospital.
She was a member of Grissom's Island Baptist Church. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Donald Gram Davidson: son, William Donald Davidson:
parents: Robert and Josie Clark Brogan: brothers: John, George, Rob and
Warren Brogan.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-Iaw: Don L. and Irene Davidson of
Tazewell; grandchildren: Allen
and Amanda Davidson of Tazewell, Victoria Rock of Ypsilanti, Mi.; great
grandchildren: Emma. Alicia and Cloey, Gary and
Brian Davidson, Robert and Rashell Rock, great-great grandchild, Ashley
Davidson, sister, Berneda Hipshire of Tazewell. Funeral services were held 1
p.m. Tuesday, May 14 at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Curtis Reed and
Rev. Fred Parker offtclating. Songs by Fred Reed Family. Burial In the
Brogan Cemetery .
Pallbearers: Don L. and Allen Davidson, Chad and Frank Atklns, Warren G.
Brogan, Dwayne Dalton, John K. Hipshlre, Robert Powell and Dan Singleton.
Coffey Funeral Home In charge.
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CLYDE ALBURN LEMARR
Clyde Album Lemarr, age 67, of Tazewell, was born April 11, 1935 and passed
away May 10, 2002 at his home.
He was of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by his father. Thurman
Lemarr and sister Eulene Lemarr.
Survivors include his mother, Pansy (Dillman) Lemarr of Holton. In.; wife.
Helen (Collins) Lemarr of Tazewell; son and daughter- in-Iaw: Robert and
Rhonda Lemarr of New Tazewell; sons: Clyde Walter Lemarr of Salem, In.,
David
Allen Lemarr of Brownstown, In., Michael Ray Lemarr of Ewing, In. ; seven
grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; brother, William Charles Lemarr of
Holton, In. ; sister, Alene Lemarr of Milan, In.; aunt, Dolly Johnson of
Sneedville; four nieces and one nephew; special friends: Lester Parks, J.D.
Oxford, Marshall Barnes, Nancy Goodman and Wanda Fultz; brother-in-law,
Colby Collins.
Graveside services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12 in the England Cemetery
with Rev. Tony Baker officiating.
Pallbearers: Chris Neal, Dustin and Todd Williams, Frank White, Terry and
Jordan Laswell.
Claiborne Funeral Home in charge.

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JAMES H."COTTON" LOOPE
James H. "Cotton" Loope, 81, of New Tazewell was born November 18. 1920 and
passed away May 11. 2002 at Laurel Manor Nursing Home.
He attended Thompson Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of WW
Il. serving in the European Theater. 95th Division under General Patton; He
served on the Equilization Board and Farm Service Agency County Committee
for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents: Albert and Lena
Thacker Loope; brothers: Wilson. Grover and Billy Loope; sisters: Mae
Sandefur and Edith Meyers.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years. Edna Burch Loope; sons and
daughters- in-law: Jim and Patsy Loope. Teddy and Glenda Loope all of New
Tazewell; grandchildren: Kelli, Chris, Renee, Josh and Megan Loope. Bryan
and Brittany Byrd; great grandchild. Gabriel Loope; sister and
brother-in-law: Jewell and Theodore Keck of New Tazewell. .
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Thompson Chapel United
Methodist Church. c/o Rev. Frank Brooks. 115 Red Oak Lane, New Tazewell. Tn.
37825.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Monday. May 13 at Coffey Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Frank Brooks officiating. Jake Beeler presented the eulogy
.Songs by Liberty Quartet Singers. Burial in Fair- view Cemetery with
Military Honors.
Pallbearers: Wayne Beeler, Coy Brooks. Mike Davis, Gary Harmon. Don Keck,
Don McBee, Jim Painter and Lenox Russell. Honorary pallbearers: Equalizalion
Board, Jake Beeler, Carl Bolton, Jerry Brooks, William Collins, Donna
Russell and Gilbert Seals, Farm Credit Agency Members (Harold Brantley,
Odus Brantley, Vaughn Graves, John Greer, John Russell and Franklin Thomas)
Willard Brogan. Dr. Richard Clark. Isaac Collins, Grover Greer, Charles
Keck, Rondell Meyers, Shelby McBee, Clyde Nevils.
Coffey Funeral Home in charge.
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RUBY MAE RlGGS
Ruby Mae Riggs. age 84, of Tazewell, was born August 25. 1917 and passed
away May 9, 2002 at Claiborne County Hospital.
She was a member of Hardin Missionary Baptist ii Church in Kentucky. She
was preceded in death by t her husband, Pat Riggs; parents: Charlie and
Esma Davis: brother, J.W. Davis.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law: Charles and Shirley Riggs of
New Tazewell: son, Curtis Randall Riggs of Cumberland Gap; daughter and
son-in-law, Marty R. and Fred Gillespie of Kentucky: brothers: Tom, Ed and
Curt Davis all of Benton, Ky.; 3 grandsons; I granddaughter: 5 great
grandchildren. .Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11 in the
Coffey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Scotty Collins and Rev. J ackie Day
officiating. Songs by the Heartland Singers. Burial in the Lily Grove
Cemetery .
Pallbearers: George and Charlie Riggs, Ian Ickes, Michael Killion, Milton
Dooley and Ellis Seals.
Coffey Funeral Home in charge.
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BRENDA FAYE BRUCE VlTRANO
Brenda Faye Bruce Vitrano. age 49. of Columbia. was born September 21. 1952
in Atlanta. Ga. and passed away April 27. 2002 at her residence.
She was a nurse at Saturn in Springhill.
Survivors include her children: Yvette (Stan) Harrison. Joseph (Natalie)
Vitrano. Michael (Stacey) Vitrano; parents: Sidney Bruce. Jr. and Ora Mae
Bruce of Ewing VA. Sisters Barbara Dinaro of Harrogate, Bessie (Jim) Yeider
of Galesburg. Mi.; brothers: Jaye Bruce of Mayardsville and Sidney Bruce
lll of Kalamazoo, MI.; grandchil-dren: Allen and Daniel Harrison, Chase and
Andrew Vitrano, Joseph Chandler Vitrano; special cousin, Shelia (Denny)
Corbin and Lowell Brown; special love in her life, Bryan Friend.
A private family burial took place 2 p.m. on Monday, May 13 at Green Hills
Memorlal Cemetery in Middlesboro, Ky.
There will be a rose memorial garden planted in her honor in Maynardville by
her children, Rose bushes would be greatly appreciated in lieu of other
flowers.
Ailor Mortuary of Maynardville, in charge.
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