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Subject: Obits From the LaFollette Press 27 Jan 2005
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 20:09:42 EST


From the LaFollette Press 27 Jan 2005

Helen L. Derrie Ayers, age 81
Arvel Lee Bearden, age 76 of Speedwell
Durl Jones, age 79 of the Bethlehem Community in LaFollette
Doyle Benson Harmon, age 31 of Speedwell
Martha Henegar, age 73 of Whitesburg
Johnnie Alvin Human, age 75 of Eagan
Allen Gerald Kucharski, age 61 of Caryville
Elizabeth Lumpkins, age 76 of LaFollette,
Delia S. Marlow, age 84 of LaFollette
Freda Marsee, age 77 of Rockford, OH
Gary L. Ray, Sr., age 57 of Duff
John H. Williamson, age 79 of Jellico
Kenneth "Ray" Williamson, age 59, a lifetime resident of Speedwell

Helen L. Derrie Ayers, age 81 a resident of Life Spring Assisted Living
Center in Catonsville, MD died Jan. 12 at the St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation and
Nursing Center in Baltimore, MD. She was born March 7, 19223 in Jacksboro and had
resided in Woodstock, MD for 53 years. She was retired from Springfield State
Hospital in Sykesville, MD as an Industrial Therapist. She held an Associates
Degree in Nursing and was an LPN. She was a member of the Crossroads Church of
the Nazarene in Ellicott City, MD. When healthy she was a very active member
and participated in activities with the Primetimers and loved to read as a
primary hobby. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Ira L. Ayers
who died one year earlier; sisters, Lillian McNutt, Alma Wilson, Veatta
Whistleman; brother, Alvin (Bud) Derrie. She is survived by her son, Dennis I.
Ayers of Ellicott City, MD; daughters, Carol McAndrew of Catonsville, MD, Annette
Viellette of Pasadena, MD; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Crossroads Church of the Nazarene with the
Rev. Kevin Hardy officiating. Interment was in the Crestlawn Memorial Gardens
in Ellicott City, MD.


Arvel Lee Bearden, age 76 of Speedwell died Jan. 11 at the Claiborne County
Hospital. He was born Sept. 2, 1928 in Birmingham, AL, the son of Oscar Lee and
Theresa (Gallimore) Bearden. He spent his retirement in Speedwell after
retiring from Brach's Candy Company in Chicago, IL. He was active in Church of God
Ministries as a soloist and enjoyed writing songs and poetry. He was preceded
in death by his brothers, James and Bobby Bearden; sister, Margaret Ann; son,
Dennis Bearden; daughter, Connie Bearden. He is survived by his children,
David and Linda of Arlington Heights, IL, Bruce and Shelia of Harrogate, James of
Tinley Park, IL, Theresa Capps and Brian of Crystal Lake, IL, Jeffrey of
Corbin, KY, Randy and Maureen of Burbank, IL; 11 grandchildren and one great
grandchild; sisters, Marjorie Clem of Fairfield, OH, Norma Collins of Cobleskill,
NY. Funeral services were held Jan. 14 at Avance Funeral Home. Interment was in
the Rose Hill Burial Park. Local arrangements were by the Reece Funeral Home
and Valley Chapel.


Durl Jones, age 79 of the Bethlehem Community in LaFollette died Jan. 20 at
St. Mary's Medical Center of Campbell County in LaFollette. He was a veteran of
WWII, member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by
parents, Oscar and Ethel Ausmus Jones; grandson, Shannon Jones; daughter-in-law,
Darlene Jones; sisters, Evelyn Hatfield, Myrie Hawkins, and Odessa Bolton;
brothers, Esker, Burl, Claude, and Ellis Jones. He is survived by his wife, Shirley
Jones of LaFollette; daughters, Margaret McCullah and husband, Fred of
LaFollette, Portia Hatfield and husband, Clarence of Caryville, and Arlene Sharp of
LaFollette; son, Arlon Jones and wife, Mollie of LaFollette; grandchildren,
Miranda Sharp, Eric and Aaron McCullah, and Dustin Hatfield; sister, Zelma Norman
and husband, Don, of Jacksboro and brother, Goldie Jones and wife, Naomi of
LaFollette; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Jan. 23 at Walters Chapel with Rev. Bill Braden
officiating. Interment was in the Campbell Memorial Gardens with military honors by
the Campbell County Honor Guard. Walters Funeral Home was in charge of the
arrangements.


Doyle Benson Harmon, age 31 of Speedwell died Jan. 18. He was born May, 14,
1973 in Campbell County. He was a member of the Pine Grove Church and Powell
Valley Masonic Lodge #488. He was an employee of Bell South. He is survived by
his wife, Theresa Rene Harmon; son, Devan Shawn Harmon; daughter, Chelsie Renee
Harmon; parents, Dean and Catherine Hopper Harmon; brother, Jason Dean and
wife, Stacy Harmon, all of Speedwell; nieces and nephews, Dylan, Caitlin and
Nicholas Harmon, Brandon Meadows, Owen, Gabin and Shi Ann Mason. Funeral services
were held Jan. 20 at Pine Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Branscomb
officiating. Music by the Pine Grove Church Choir. Interment was in the Harmon
Family Cemetery. Cousins served as pallbearers. Masonic services were held Jan.
19 at Reece Valley Chapel. Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel was in charge
of the arrangements.


Martha Henegar, age 73 of Whitesburg went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 21
at her home. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Morristown. She was
Director of Child Evangelistic Fellowship of Hamblen County for over 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Henegar; parents, Ledford and
Beulah Petree; brothers, Martin Elmer Petree and Carson Petree; sister, Edith
Kasler. She was the loving mother and grandmother of her children, Keith
Henegar and wife, Sarah, Steve Henegar and wife, Terrie, Marvin Henegar and wife,
Barbara, Beverly Calfee and husband, Bill; grandchildren, Pamela, Peyton,
Stephen II, Samuel, Travis, Traci, Kimberly, Barbara and Heather; great grandson,
Landon; brother, Albert Petree; sister, Dorothy Castleberry; several nieces and
nephews. Funeral services were held Jan. 24 at the First Baptist Church of
Morristown with Rev. Jim Harmeling and Rev. Danny Georges officiating. Interment
was in Hamblen Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the Gideon's and to the Children Building Fund at the First Baptist Church of
Morristown, 504 West Main Street, Morristown, TN 37814. Mayes Mortuary was in
charge of the arrangements.

Johnnie Alvin Human, age 75 of Eagan died Jan. 22 at the Beech Tree Manor. He
was born Nov. 11, 1929 at Mill Creek, the son of the late Frank Donald Human
and Millie Jane Lewallen Human. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War
and a member of Midway Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents;
brothers, Joe and James Hurst Human; sister, Madaline Stewart. He is survived
by his wife of 50 years, Geraldine Teague Human of Eagan; daughter, Teresa
King of Eagan; son, George Randall Human and wife, Kathy of Eagan;
granddaughter, Sarah Anne of Eagan; brothers, Harley Human of Dayton, OH, Charles Evertt
Human of Sunbright; sisters, Maxine Burton and husband, Bobby of Robbins, Sue
Lawson Mutter and husband, Archie of Muncie, IN; several nieces and nephews,
other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Jan. 25 at the Clairfield Missionary Baptist Church
with Rev. Horace Partin and Rev. Francis Dople, Jr., officiating. Interment was
in the Clairfield Cemetery. Cox and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the
arrangements.

Allen Gerald Kucharski, age 61 of Caryville died Jan. 19. He was a Catholic.
He was a Vietnam Veteran and a retired auto mechanic. He was preceded in death
by his parents, Barney and Veronica Kucharski; son, Charles Allen Kucharski;
step-father, Charles Hutchins. He is survived by his wife, Josephine Worley
Kucharski of Caryville; grandson, Jordon Kucharski; step-grandson, Mark Sutton;
adopted son, Kevin Burlingame; brothers, Ken, Brian and Gene Kucharski;
several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Jan. 22 at the Cross Chapel. Interment was in Rains
Grove Cemetery. Cross Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth Lumpkins, age 76 of LaFollette, born August 16, 1928, died Jan. 21
at St. Mary's Health and Rehabilitation Center in LaFollette. She was a member
of Alder Springs Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Hugh Oral Lumpkins; grandson, Stanley Hugh Lumpkins; parents, James and Luola
Miller Wyrick, ;brothers, James and John Wyrick. She is survived by her son and
daughter-in-law, Dempsey Lumpkins and wife, Barbara of LaFollette; daughter
and son-in-law, Oral Miller and husband Edward of Jefferson City; grandson,
Steve Lumpkins of Knoxville; granddaughter, Regina Seale of Jefferson City; four
great granddaughters, and one great grandson; several nieces, nephews, other
relatives and friends. Graveside services and interment were Jan. 24 at Campbell
Memorial Gardens with Rev. Steve Elkins officiating. Walters Funeral Home was
in charge of the arrangements.

Delia S. Marlow, age 84 of LaFollette died Jan. 21 at her home. She was a
member of the Fincastle Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband,
John Lewis Marlow; parents, Isaac and Maggie Bunch Seiber. She is survived by
her sons and daughter in laws, Robert and Betty Brown, Oakland, Md, Allen
Brown, Jimmy and Lois Brown, all of LaFollette; daughters and sons in laws, Joyce
and Charles Sexton, Virginia and Jeff King, all of LaFollette; brother, Carl
Seiber, Briceville; sister, Aileen Tovey, Alpena, Mi; 12 grandchildren, 17
great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends and
relatives. Funeral Services were Jan. 23 at the Fincastle Church of God with Rev. Mike
Smith officiating. Interment was in Chadwell Cemetery. Martin Wilson Funeral
Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Freda Marsee, age 77 of Rockford, OH died Jan. 16 at 8:04 a.m. at the Van
Wert County Hospital in Van Wert, OH, where she was a patient. She was born July
18, 1927 in Speedwell to John Logan Poteet and Martha Jane Blackburn Poteet.
On Dec. 31, 1945 she married Lenie (Pete) M. Marsee. She was a homemaker and
had lived in Rockford since 1946, coming from Speedwell. She was preceded in
death by her brother, Grover Poteet. She is survived by her husband, Lenie (Pete)
M. Marsee; daughter, Debra Coleen Marsee of Rockford, OH; sisters, Leona
Price, Viola Davis, both of Speedwell, Dorothy Weaver of LaFollette; brother,
Coleman Poteet of Lewisburg; neice, Joyce Emans of Rockford, OH. Graveside
services were held Jan. 20 in Yoakum Cemetery with Rev. Gary Mundy officiating. Reece
Funeral Home and Valley Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Gary L. Ray, Sr., age 57 of Duff went home to be with Jesus and family on
Jan. 20. He was a member of Duff Baptist Church. Awaiting him at his home in
heaven are family members, father and mother, Hugh and Oma Ray; brother, Steve
Ray; sisters, Nancy Owens, Emily Bolton, Shirley Ray and Cynthia Gross;
mother-in-law, Betty Owens ;brother-in-law, John Earl Milton. his family that remains
behind who will always cherish his memory are wife, Patricia Lynn Ray; sons and
daughter-in-laws, Lynn Ray and wife, Shan, Todd Ray and wife, Kristy, and
Andy and wife, Heather Ray; his beloved grandchildren, Ashlyn, Olivia, Tyler, and
Connor; brothers and their wives, Robert L. and Sue Ray and Jerry D. and Sue
Ray; sisters and their husbands, Katheline and Virgil Marlow and Carolyn and
Charles Vincent. He had many nieces and nephews that he loved and cherished
very dearly. His co-workers, schoolmates and friends were also special to him.
Many stories will testify to the wonderful life that he lived with the people
who knew him. Funeral services were Jan. 22 at Walters Chapel with Rev. Delmus
Bruce, Rev. Lee Ray and Rev. Lynn Ray officiating. Interment was in Powell
Valley Cemetery and Memorial Gardens. Walters Funeral Home was in charge of the
arrangements.

John H. Williamson, age 79 of Jellico died Jan. 19 at the Methodist Medical
Center in Oak Ridge. He was born Dec. 18, 1925 at Wooldridge, the son of the
late Hobert and Mittie Hatfield Williamson. He was a member of the Church of God
Mountain Assembly and a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II. He owned and
operated the Jellico Monument Company until his retirement. He is survived by his
wife, JoAnn Leach Williamson of Jellico; daughters, Cheryl and husband, Ray
Tidwell of Jellico, Gail and Rodney Cleverly of Mulvane, KS, Carla and Mark
Arwood of Crossville, sons, Donald and Helen Williamson of Oak Ridge, Gary and
Sharon Owens of Newcomb; grandchildren, Leslie Tidwell, Erica and Jason Elliott,
Travis Tidwell, Stacy and Daniel Cleverly, Trevor Hudson, Rusty Arwood, Eric
and Cody Williamson and Tammy Wells; two great grandchildren; brother, Milton
and Loretta Williamson of Hebron, KY; sister, Mary A. and Tom Vermillon of
Englewood, OH; mother-in-law, Geneva Carroll of Williamsburg, KY. Funeral services
were Jan. 20 at the Church of God Mountain Assembly with Rev. Jerome Walden
and Rev. Ray Landes officiating. Interment was in the Douglas Cemetery with
Military Honors by the Campbell County Honor Guard. Cox and Son Funeral Home was
in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth "Ray" Williamson, age 59, a lifetime resident of Speedwell died Jan.
11 in Speedwell. He was born Sept. 26, 1945 in Claiborne County to Emmitt
Robert and Violet Malinda Berry Williamson. He was preceded in death by his
sister, Azalee and an infant brother. He is survived by his brothers, Kyle
Williamson, James Williamson, both of Monroe, MI, Fred Williamson, Grover Williamson,
Danny Williamson, Calvin Williamson, all of Speedwell; a host of family and
friends. A private memorial service is planned at a later date. Reece Funeral
Home and Valley Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.
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