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Subject: [TNMORGAN] 1/26/2006 Obituaries - Knoxville News Sentinel
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 21:34:21 +1000

ARP, VERA GRAY (TIP) - age 87 widow of Bert Arp, of Vonore went home to be
with the Lord Tuesday afternoon January 24, 2006. She was a member of Mt.
Zion Baptist Church. Preceded in death by: son, Donnie Arp. Survivors:
daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Butler Tipton, Mildred and Denny
Cooper, all of Vonore; son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Bobbie Arp,
Madisonville; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sisters, Zonie
Miller, Nell Miller, both of Vonore; several nieces and nephews. Funeral
8:00 p.m. Thursday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Tommy Self officiating.
Interment 2:00 p.m. Friday, Mt. Zion Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the
Mt. Zion Baptist Church WMU. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday
at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.

BAILEY, GENALGA (BURKHART) "GRANNY" - age 70, passed away on January 25,
2006 following a courageous battle with lingering illness. She is preceded
in death by her parents, Denver, Sr. & Bertha Burkhart, brothers, Terry
Burkhart, Arnold Burkhart, sister, Sharon Burkhart and daughter, Sharon
Fields. She is survived by her children, Pam & Charlie Ogle of Cleveland,
Rick and Angel Fields of Knoxville, Kim & Matt Wilson of Maynardville and
Ron Fields of Maynardville. Also surviving: her grandchildren, Bobby Ogle of
Cleveland, Josh and Karen Fields of Maynardville, Seth Hershey of
Maynardville, Eric Fields of Knoxville and Layton Wade of Knoxville; three
precious great grandchildren, Casey Fields & Shelbi Fields of Maynardville
and Austin Tate of Cleveland; her brothers & sisters, Joyce & Bill Blevins,
Thomasville, NC, Paul Burkhart, Maynardville, Sonny and Hazel Burkhart of
Maynardville, Denver Burkhart, Jr., Gallatin, Tenn., Brenda Burkhart of
Maynardville and Sandra Burkhart; several nieces and nephews and caring
friends. Funeral services Saturday 11 a.m. at Cooke Funeral Home,
Maynardville with Rev. Bill Blevins & Rev. Josh Fields officiating.
Interment Burkhart Cemetery with grandsons and nephews as pallbearers. The
family will receive friends Friday evening from 5-9 p.m. at Cooke Funeral
Home, Maynardville.

BYRD, JUANITA ORAN - age 91, of Kingston died Wednesday January 25, 2006
daughter of James Oran and Maude Rayder. She was born August 13, 1914 in
Kingston, TN. She was married to Alton E. Byrd February 12, 1939. Miss Byrd
was the owner of Byrd's Shop in Kingston and a bookkeeper for Armour
Department Store for 23 years. Employed later by C and C Bank Kingston. She
was a lifelong member of Kingston United Methodist Church where she served
on the finance commission for several years. She was past president of
American Legion Auxiliary. Member of Order of Eastern Star, active in
Kingston Business Association. Preceded in death by parents and brothers:
Orvis, Juan, Olin, Quentin, Thetis, Tulis Oran, and sisters: Geraldine
Brown, Coletta Oran and Marjorie Parham. Survivors two brothers and wives:
Tway and Ina Oran, Larry and Mary Oran; sister: Twanda Oran all of Kingston;
nieces and nephews: Patty Kolski, Sherry Oran, Mitzi Skinner, Damon Kirk
Oran, Gwen Armstrong, Doran Oran, Judy Smith, Ginger Holland, James Oran,
Gary Oran, Teresa Tillet, Kenya Hendrickson and William W. Parham, Jr.;
special brother in law: William W. Parham, Sr. Graveside 4 pm Thursday
January 26, 2006 at Kingston Memorial Gardens with Rev. Michelle Buckles
officiating. Kyker Funeral Home of Kingston in charge of arrangements.

CAUDLE, VIRGINIA LEE - age 85 of Knoxville, passed away on Tuesday, January
24, 2006 at the Serene Manor Medical Center. She was a member of the Baptist
faith. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Willie Caudle. She is
survived by: her granddaughter, Cynthia Turner; and her great grandchildren,
Jesse Turner and C.J. Marie; a very special friend and caregiver at the
Serene Manor Nursing Home, "Penny". Graveside services will be conducted at
2pm on Thursday, January 26, 2006 at the Bookwalter Cemetery. Family and
friends will meet at the cemetery at 1:45pm. McCarty Mortuary is in charge
of arrangements.

COPPOCK, KATHLEEN S. - age 91 of Knoxville passed away Wednesday at North
Haven Healthcare Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Rose
Mortuary Broadway Chapel.

GREEN, ELIZABETH (BETSY) G. - is in the arms of God as of Sunday, January
22, 2006. She was born in Washington County, Virginia and grew up in
Sweetwater, Tennessee. She has lived on Signal Mountain for 46 years. After
graduating from Emory University (1958) and University of Tennessee (1979),
she taught nursing at Erlanger School of Nursing and Chattanooga State
Technical Community College for over 30 years. During her life she touched
many, many people and was loved and respected. She received tremendous joy
from all of these associations. She was preceded in death by her sister, Dr.
Mary Greenhoe and her parents, the Rev. Dr. Dewey and Louise Greenhoe. Betsy
is survived by her husband of 50 years, Raymond Green; son, Dudley Green and
wife Sharla; daughters, Alison Hoffmann and husband Rick and Nancy Brody and
husband Mike; six grandchildren, Cole and Jackson Green, Kate and Sarah
Hoffmann, and Elizabeth and David Brody; and a sister, Nancy G. Fronk.
Graveside services were held on Wednesday at Chattanooga Memorial Park. A
memorial service was held at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church on
Wednesday. Betsy devoted her life to helping others. Memorial contributions
may be made to Wayside Presbyterian Church, 2502 Fairmount Pike, Signal
Mountain, TN 37377, Friendship Haven, 950 Dodson Avenue, Chattanooga, TN
37406 or Chattanooga State Community College School of Nursing. Arrangements
are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist.
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MCCROSKEY, DORIS JEANNE - age 67 of Seymour, passed away Tuesday, January
24, 2006 at Asbury Place. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist
Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, William (Bill) and Iris
Tarwater McCroskey. Survivors: stepmother: Lillian McCroskey has been a
loving mother for 60 years; sisters: Elizabeth Romines of GA, Eleanor King
of Seymour, TN, Sandra Hood, Kathy Dalton, of Seymour; brothers: Bill
McCroskey, Jr., of Sevierville, Eddie McCroskey, Jeff McCroskey, of Seymour;
special friend: Dylan Palmer, who came every week to read to her; several
nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers
memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, Building Fund.
Funeral service 7:30 PM Thursday at Atchley's Seymour Chapel with Rev. Tom
Robins officiating. Interment 2 PM Friday in Alder Branch Cemetery. The
family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30 PM Thursday at Atchley Funeral
Home, Seymour. 122 Peacock Ct. 577-2807

McMAHAN, MARGARET - age 64 of Knoxville passed away Wednesday January 25,
2006 at the Baptist Hospital. She was a member of Community Chapel Church of
God. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Raymond McMahan, parents
Ottis & Mary Lou Gross, brother Charles Gross and sister Clara Jean Gross.
She is survived by her cousin Dr. Diana Houston of Knoxville; friend Helen
Russell of Knoxville; aunts: Dee Nickleson, Opal Gillum and Catherine Gross,
Uncle Harlis Gross. Graveside services will be Friday January 27, 2006 at
2:00 pm in the Highland South Cemetery with Rev. Danny Scates officiating.
McCarty Mortuary 4004 Holston Dr. is in charge of the arrangements

MILLS, ROBERT H. - of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday January 25, 2006. He
is survived by his wife, Helen; daughter and son in law, Robyn and James
Griffey; 4 grandchildren; sister and brother in law, Martha and Bill
Packard; sisters in law; several nephews and niece. The family and friends
will meet Saturday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 10:00 A.M. graveside
service with Rev. Michael Sluder officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to: St. Mark United Methodist Church, 7001 Northshore Drive,
Knoxville, Tennessee 37919. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose
Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

NELSON, RUBY S. - age 80, of South Knoxville, passed away on Wednesday,
January 25, 2006 at NHC Ft. Sanders. She was a member of South Knoxville
Baptist Church. Ruby was past Matron of the Eastern Star and worked at the
Vogue Dress Shop on Market Square for several years and UT Agricultural
Campus in the Dairy Extension. She is survived by husband of 59 years,
Russell C. Nelson; son and daughter-in-law, Russell L. and Donna Nelson;
daughter and son-in-law, Delores Jean and Gary Spangler; grandchildren,
Stacy Spangler, Betsy Sloan, Caroline Goldasich, Will Nelson;
great-grandchildren, Brennan and Cameron Ellis; sisters, Agnes Nelson, Jane
Britt, Helen Siddens; brothers, Jerry and Tom Smith. Special thanks to the
staff at NHC Ft. Sanders Nursing Home. Family and friends will meet at
Woodlawn Cemetery on Thursday for 2 PM graveside services, Charles Justice
officiating. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.

PENNINGTON, ROBERT E. - age 56 of Powell passed away Wednesday January 25,
2006 at St Mary's Residential Hospice. Funeral arrangements are incomplete
and will be announced later by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.

ROBINSON, ETHEL L. - was born March 12, 1935 to the late Amos and Lillian
Robinson in Natchez, Mississippi. She departed this life on January 22, 2006
at East Tennessee Baptist Hospital. She was preceded in death by young son,
Anthony (Tony) Robinson. She leaves to rejoice her life: daughter, Sharon
Wheat; son, Warren Robinson, Sr.; sisters, Barbara Jean Payne, Knoxville, TN
and Hazel Richardson, Lake Charles, LA; brother, Amos Robinson, San Diego,
California; grandchildren, Lonnie, Sr., Kizzie, and Ebony Jones, Warren, Jr.
and Shakita Jordan, Shameke and Shavarese Robinson; great-grandchildren,
LiDaisha, Lonnie Jr., Limonnie and Limaya Jones; special friends, Timothy
Lipscomb, and Sharon Mallory-Nevilles. Special thanks to C.A.C. Companions
Program. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 27, 2006 at
Unity Mortuary Chapel from 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. with service to follow.
Reverend John A. Ghosten, officiating. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. Mrs.
Robinson's guestbook can be signed on-line:

SHARBER, LADY JOANN "KING" - age 65 of Corryton, Tennessee passed away,
Monday, January 23, 2006 at the family home. She was of the Baptist faith.
Preceded in death by parents, James C. Rogers and Doris M. Rogers Hammock.
Survived by her husband, Murlin H. "Joe" Sharber; daughters and sons in law,
Joan Quinette King of Walland, JoAnna Quinn and Steven John Davis of
Maryville, Jacquelyn Quintanna and husband Christopher Allen Bonds of
Maryville, Lady Doris Seivers and special friend Jeff Finley of Louisville;
step son and step daughter in law, Scott and Kathy Sharber of Maryville;
grandchildren, Randy and Rachael Huffstetler, Allison and Kim Ramsey and
Julia Bonds; brothers, James, Watson and Charlie Rogers, Thurman and Wayne
Hammock; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8:00 PM Thursday,
January 26, 2006 at Miller Funeral Home Magnolia Chapel, Rev. Raymond Young
officiating. Graveside service and interment 2:00 PM Friday at Williamson
Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville.

VESSER, STELLA ANN MANN - age 98 of Knoxville, died at 11:00 p.m. Tuesday,
January 24, 2006 at Hillcrest West. She was a member of First Baptist Church
of Concord. She is preceded in death by husband, Harry Vesser; infant
daughter, Eleanor Rose Vesser; parents, John and Rose Mann. Survivors:
daughter and son-in-law, Valencia and Charles A. Keeling of Knoxville;
numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m.
Friday at Woodlawn Cemetery for an 11:00 a.m. graveside service and
interment. Rev. Steve Peak officiating. Serving the family: Stevens
Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at N. Broadway. Mrs. Vesser's guest book is also
available at:

WARREN, BETTY ROSE - age 70 of Knoxville, passed away at 11:00 p.m. Tuesday,
January 24, 2006 at UT Medical Center. She was a member of Arlington Baptist
Church. Preceded in death by twin sister Ella Jo Warren; parents, Ira and
Pauline Warren; three brothers, Emory, Dennis, and Kenneth Warren. Survived
by sister and caregiver, Judith A. Hamrick and brother-in-law, Billy E.
Hamrick; brothers, Eugene Warren, Jimmy and wife Suzie Warren, all of
Knoxville; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Roy L. Connatser and
Charles McMillin; CNA's Shirley and Stephanie who treated Betty like their
sister. A special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and medical staff at U. T.
Hospital for their kindness to Betty and her family. A funeral service will
be held at 8:00 p.m. Thursday in Stevens Chapel with Rev. John Holland and
Rev. Clarence Gresham officiating. Family and friends will meet at 12:45 p.m.
Friday at Bookwalter Cemetery for a 1:00 p.m. graveside service and
interment. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday
at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at N. Broadway. Miss Warren's guest
book is also available at

WILSON, EDWARD NELSON "Eddie" - born in Morristown, TN, moved to Knoxville
at an early age. Attended Knoxville City Schools. Eddie was a very loving,
friendly and outgoing person. Preceded in death by parents, Herschel and
Katherine Wilson; grandparents, Leroy and Hazel Dalton; aunts, Helen Dalton,
Edna Murriel, Ollie Wilson, Thelma, Juanita; nephew, Calvin Wilson. He
leaves to mourn his passing, devoted wife, Annie Sprowl-Wilson, Knoxville;
children, Trent (Kim) Jones, Knoxville, Michelle, Roshell, all of GA; Lee,
PA; stepchildren, daughter, Betty (Ricky) Turner, son, Ronnie Sprowl, both
of Knoxville; a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren; devoted
sister, Jewell Wilson-Nolan; devoted aunt, Marilyn Moss; nephew, Spencer
Osborne, Tony Ward; great niece, Shantora Wilson; devoted cousins, Marion
(Kirk) Johnson, Carolyn Carter, Niecy Dalton; devoted families, Murriel,
Goins, Dalton; a host of friends to include, Alma Harrison. Special thanks
to friends at KAT and St. Mary's Hospice. Family will receive friends,
10:30-11:00 a.m., Saturday at Jarnigan's Chapel; funeral service, 11:00 a.m.
The family will assemble at the home of Jewell Nolan. Arrangements by
Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.

WOLFE, SANDRA JOYCE - age 52, Loop Road, Rockwood, TN, passed away Tuesday,
January 24, 2006 at Roane Medical Center in Harriman. She was an avid reader
and bargain shopper. Ms. Wolfe was a Quality Assurance Manager in the
manufacturing industry. Preceded in death by: father, Pete Hamilton;
brother, Jeff Hamilton. Survivors include: son, Timothy Scott Wolfe,
Knoxville, TN; daughter, Carey Wolfe Rose & husband, Jamey, Knoxville, TN;
son, Dylan Scott Wolfe, Rockwood, TN; grandchildren, Rachel Wolfe, Oak
Ridge, TN, Justice Rose, Knoxville, TN; mother, Irene Griffis, Harriman, TN;
husband, Harley Carson Wolfe; brothers, Eddie Hamilton, Rockwood, TN, Larry
Hamilton, Crossville, TN; special friends, Pat Snodgrass, Rita Patterson,
Kelli Wolfe, Jane Skremsky. Funeral services will be held Friday, January
27, 2006 at 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Evans Mortuary with Rev. Tommy
Hensley officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00-8:00
p.m. at Evans Mortuary. Evans Mortuary is serving the family of Sandra Joyce

WORDEN, ELIZABETH FOWLKES (BETSY) - age 70, passed away on Thursday, January
19, 2006 while on vacation with her husband of 42 years, Stuart R. Worden,
in French Polynesia. Mrs. Worden suffered a cerebral hemorrhage Wednesday
while taking a morning ocean swim in Bora Bora. She was airlifted to a
hospital in Tahiti, where she died Thursday afternoon. An artist, a teacher
and a Knoxville Civic Leader, Betsy Worden received her B.A. in fine arts
from the University of Tennessee, and did postgraduate studies at Atlanta
School of Art, the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and the University
of Tennessee. Betsy Worden's art is represented in several major art
collections, including those of President Gerald Ford, Joan Mondale, the
Heard Collection, and the Knoxville Museum of Art. Betsy Worden first worked
professionally as Art Director at Zell Manufacturing, a screen printing
company in Atlanta, Georgia. A painter, tapestry weaver and printmaker, she
was a longtime instructor at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in
Gatlinburg, and taught watercolor classes for the Knoxville Museum of Art. A
leader in the Knoxville arts community, Betsy Worden was a board member of
many arts organizations, including the Art Market Gallery, of which she was
a co-founder. She was also a co-founder of the Community School of the Arts
and served as an officer and board member for numerous arts organizations.
She was a past president of the Knoxville Watercolor Society and was an
active member of the Tennessee Watercolor Society, the Art Camp; Antiques
Gallery, Southern Highland Handicraft Guild, the Foothills Craft Guild and
Tennessee Women in the Arts. She chaired ArtFest for the Knoxville Arts
Council, and served on the group's board. She was a 1986 graduate of
Leadership Knoxville and was selected to provide Dogwood Arts Festival
prints in 1980 and 2001. In 1997 Betsy Worden was named the Knoxville Arts
Council Artist of the Year and in 2000 the Arts Council honored her with its
Lifetime Achievement award. She is survived by: her husband, Stuart Worden;
sons, John Worden of Knoxville, David Worden and wife, Missy of Atlanta;
daughter, Mary Stuart (Minky) Worden and husband, Gordon Crovitz of New York
City; grandsons, Penn Worden, Shepard Worden and Jack Crovitz. Her long and
distinguished arts career notwithstanding, Betsy Worden said her proudest
achievements were her children and grandchildren. Funeral service 3:00 p.m.
Monday at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Harris Schultz, Dr. Paul Rader,
and Dr. Jack Davis officiating. The family will receive friends following
the service at the church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to the Community School of the Arts, 620 State St,
Knoxville, TN 37902. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

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