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Subject: Claiborne Progress Obits May 25th, 2006
Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 02:25:19 EDT



Robert Jason Ayers, age 28, of Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Ellijay, Ga. passed
away Saturday, May 20, 2006 at The Grady Medical Center in Atlanta.

Survived by mother: Mary Ayers Fox of Ellijay, Ga; father: Bobby Ayers of
Cumberland; grandparent: Elizbeth Paul of Tazewell; partner: Stephan Buell of
Atlanta, Ga.

Funeral services were Tuesday, May 23 at 1 p.m. at The Logan Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Jeff Partin officiating. Graveside interment in Ellijay City

Logan Funeral Home and Chapel of Ellijay, Ga. in charge.


Charles W. Lamb, age 73, of Harrogate, passed away May 20, 2006.

He was a member of Forge Ridge Baptist Church and a Veteran of The Korean
War. He was preceded in death by his father: Luther Lamm; brother: Bobby Ray
Lamm; great-granddaughter: Patricia Lamb.

Survivors include mother: Eva Bolton Lamm of Forge Ridge; sons: Charles David
Lamb and wife Barbara of Pensacola, Fl, Doug Lamb of Myrtle Beach, Sc, Greg
and Amy Lamb of Middlesboro, Ky., Mark and Linda Lamb of Rose Hill, Va.;
daughters: Barbara Carol Lamb-Ogan of Pensacola, Fl., Kimberly Lamb of Independence,
Ky, April and David Aldridge of Cumberland Gap, Tina and John Robertson of
Middlesboro, Ky.; brothers: William, David and Benny; sister: Barbara; sixteen
grandchildren; special friends: Glen and Rosie Fleeman.

Funeral services were Tuesday, May 23 at 11 a.m. at Forge Ridge Baptist
Church with Rev. Brian Liford and Rev. Billy Joe Parker officiating. Music by the
Forge Ridge Church Singers. Burial in The Forge Ridge Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Mark Lamb, John Robertson, Glen Fleeman, Dwayne Burkhart,
Matthew Aldridge and David Aldridge.

Reece Funeral Home in charge 869-3651 Guest Book at

(Picture on Website)

Gwendolyn Malone Lynch, age 85, of Knoxville, formerly of Indiana, passed
away Wednesday May 17, 2006 at St. Mary's Residential Hospice.

She was a member of Hopewell Methodist Church, Tipton, In. She was preceded
in death by parents: Lula and Charlie Malone; three brothers: one sister; great
grandson: John Lawrence Ruisi; nephew: Lynn Sharp.

Survivors include husband of 65 years: J. Victor Lynch; daughter: Brenda
Elliott; daughter and son-in-law: Vicki and Gerald Peterson; grandchildren: Steve
Elliott, Laurie Elliott Nunez, Valerie Ruisi and J. D. Mohr; four great
grandchildren: brother: Bill Malone.

Funeral services were Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at Mynatt Funeral Home Hall's
Chapel. Burial in Fords Chapel Cemetery

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer's
Association, 2200 Sutherland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37919

Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel in charge.

Lillian Pearl Spradling Manning, age 93, was born in Claiborne County on
March 10, 1913 and met the Master May 18, 2006 in Lakeland Fl., formerly of Powell.

She was a member of Yellow Springs Baptist Church of Tazewell. She was
preceded in death by husband: Henry B. Manning; father and mother: Rev. Ewing and
Bertha Spradling; three infant children, twins Elaine and Dewayne, and James;
sons: Henry E. and Roy Manning; daughter: Geraldine Collins; grandson: Dennis
Dewayne Manning; brothers: Charlie, Ben, James and Johnny Spradling; sisters:
Grace Waddell and Lill Coffey.

Survived by sons: James (JD) and wife Nell, Keith and wife Anna all of
Lakeland, Fl., Kenneth and wife Yvonne of Antelope Ca.; daughter: Wanda Bumgardner
of Powell, Virginia Johns of Knoxville; sisters: Dell Sutton of Tazewell, Etta
and husband Carson Moles of Mooresburg, Martha Sutton of Sneedville, Marilyn
Coffey of Pigeon Forge; 21 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 10 great
great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services were Monday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Coffey Funeral Home
Chapel with Pastor Rev. Mark Sutton and Rev. Ronald Rosenbalm officiating.
Eulogy by Jimmy Collins. Songs by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ownby. Burial in the
Spradling-Sutton Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Grandsons and Nephews.

Coffey Funeral Home in charge.


Johnson Mayes, age 77, of Speedwell, passed away May 18, 2006.

He was a member and deacon at Carr's Chapel Baptist Church. He was a veteran
of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by parents: Jack and Minnie Bryant
Mayes; brothers: Kelly Mayes and Conley Mayes; sisters: Juanita Cooper, Wilma
Lyman, and Margret Mayes.

Survivors include wife: Jessie Slover Mayes of Speedwell; son: Jerry Johnson
Mayes and wife Suzy of La Grande, Or.; brothers: Buford and Janie Mayes of
Speedwell, Dolly and Delores Mayes of Knoxville; sister: Vita and Dewayne Weber
of Ypsilanti, Mi.; grandchildren: Joshua and Elisha Mayes.

Funeral services were Monday, May 22 at 1 p.m. at Reece Funeral Home and
Valley Chapel with Rev. David Bolton and Rev. Mark Bayless officiating. Music by
Carr's Chapel Choir and Brian Giles. Burial in the Yoakum Cemetery with full
military honors by the United Veterans Honor Guard.

Pallbearers: Joshua Beau Mayes, Elisha Brett Mayes, John David Mayes, Ben
Mayes, Doug Mayes and Tim Weber. Honorary pallbearers: Buford Mayes, Dolly Mayes,
Travis Mayes, Neil Ward and Bruce Ward.

Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel 869-3651. Guest Book


Landon C. "Crow" Rucker passed away Sunday, May 14, 2006 at his home after a
battle with cancer.

He professed faith in Christ at an early age and was a faithful member and
deacon of Bridgeport Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his
parents: Landon and Clara (Coffman) Rucker; wife: Kathleen (Coffey) Rucker;
son: David Rucker; son-in-law: Stanley Coffey; brother: Earl Rucker.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Ray and Bonnie Rucker of
Rutledge; daughters and son-in-law: Anita and Clifton Harrell, Kathy Coffey all of
Thorn Hill; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brother and
sister-in-law: Wayne and Evelyn Rucker of Morristown; sister: Mary Ratcliff of Knoxville;
sister-in-law: Edith Rucker of Corryton; special friends: Roy Jarnigan,
Bonnell and Roxie Wolfenbarger; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Wednesday, May 17 at 2 p.m. at Bridgeport Missionary
Baptist Church with Rev. C.J. Dalton and Rev. James "Polly" Williams
officiating. Songs by the Beech Grove Singers. Burial in the McGinnis-Harrell Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Roy Jarnigan, Ken Scearce, Charlie and Lynn Rucker, Steve and
Chris Coffey and Malcolm Beeler. Honorary pallbearer: F.C. Waller.

Coffey Funeral Home in charge.


Walter Howard Smith, age 82, of Harrogate, was born November 23, 1923 and
passed away Friday, May 19, 2006 at St. Mary's Residential Hospice in Knoxville.

He was the son of the late Fred Leon Smith and Martha Bell Brooks Smith. He
was a member of First Baptist Church of Harrogate. He was a Veteran of WWII
having served in the U.S. Army, where he was awarded the WWII Victory Ribbon,
Good Conduct Medal, and A.P. Theater Ribbon. In addition to his parents, he was
preceded in death by his sister: Bobbie Smith Coward; two brothers: Ernest E.
Smith and Charles Henry Smith.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years: Jeanette Goin Smith; nephews and
spouses: John Leslie and Charlotte Coward of Harrogate, William E. and Margie
Smith of Piqua, Oh; great nephew and wife: John Clinton and Sandra Coward of
Speedwell; great nephews: Ryan Christopher and Adam E. Smith. of Piqua, Oh; great
great nephew: Jonathan Coward of Speedwell; sister-in-law: Banna I. Smith of
Troy, Oh; and a host of cousins and other relatives and friends.

The family received friends from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 at Coffey
Funeral Home in Harrogate. Funeral services were Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. at First
Baptist Church of Harrogate with Rev. James R. Ely and Dr. Malcolm Hester
officiating. Organist: Barbara Ely. Songs by Carolyn Williams and Wanda Evans.
Burial in the Harrogate Cemetery with Military Honors.

Pallbearers: Billy Saylor, Jamie Brooks, Tom Myers, Paul Mills, Fred Chumley,
J.R. Morrison, Mika Long, J.B. Smith. Honorary pallbearers: John L. Coward,
Terry Williams, Edward Morrison, Deacons of the First Baptist Church of
Harrogate, Dr. George L. Day, Dr. Lee Congleton, Dr. Mitchell Martin, Dr. George
Krisle, Special Nurse Rita Blafield, Marshall Gilbert.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The First Baptist Church of
Harrogate or The Gideons.

Coffey Funeral Home in charge.


Mike Styck, age 54, of Tazewell, passed away May 19, 2006 at UT Medical

He attended The Abundant Life Fellowship Church. He was a Marine Veteran of
the Vietnam War era. He was preceded in death by his aunt: Judy Daniels;
grandparents: Lunis and Cora Shoffner.

He is survived by his mother and step-father: Myrtle Jean and Joseph P.
Duncan of Harrogate; father: Don Styck of Leesburg, Ga.; brothers: Douglas Styck of
Tazewell, Dave Styck of Indianapolis, In.; sister: Terrell Leann Hill of
Hopkinsville, Ky.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Tuesday, May 23 at 2 p.m. in the Coffey Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Bob Long officiating. Songs by Susie Parker. Burial in the
Shoffner Cemetery with Military Honors.

Pallbearers: Will Allen, Gene Hill, Junior Brantley, Rev. James Shoffner,
Rev. Billy Parker, Rev. James Daniels.

Coffey Funeral Home in charge.

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