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Subject: [TNMORGAN] Knoxville News-Sentinel Obituaries September 10, 2007
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 14:08:49 GMT
AUSBAN, MEB. B. - age 75, passed away Saturday at the University of Tennessee Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Charlene Carr Ausban; daughter, Kellie Salley and husband Jerry of Sparta, TN; grandson, Justin Lee Hill and wife, Kristin of McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma, WA; great-granddaughter, Olivia and great-grandson, Kamron; brother and sister- in-law, Jimmy and Bonnie Rodgers of Columbia, TN, sister, Betty Ford of Columbia, TN and brother-in-laws, sisters-in-law, &several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet Tuesday at 1:45 pm at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens for a graveside service at 2 pm with Rev. Perry Austin officiating. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6-7:30 at Mynatt Funeral Home, Fountain City. www.mynattfh.com.
BAILEY, JAMES FRANKLIN "JIMMY" - age 54 of Knoxville, passed away Saturday September 8, 2007 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Preceded in death by: wife, Wanda Faye Bailey; parents, Sylvester F. and Bobbie J. Bailey; grandparents, Sylvanas F Bailey and Lira M. Bailey, Jim and Lula Davis. Survivors: sisters, Brenda G. Mazza and Anita Kay King; sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Keith McIntosh; brother, Joseph Arwine; uncles, William, Paul, James and Gordon Bailey; aunt, Mary Lee Barnes and a host of cousins and nephews. Special goodbye from and love , we will miss you from Ricky, Paul, Ron and Little Billy. Family and friends will meet 9:45 am Tuesday at New Gray Cemetery for a graveside service at 10 am, Rev. Anita Dean officiating. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 pm Monday at Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City. www.mynattfh.com.
BALES, RUSSELL HOMER - age 78 of Gatlinburg died Sunday, September 9, 2007 after a long illness. Russ was born on December 4, 1928 in the foothills of Mt. Leconte on land that would become part of the national park. He served in the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II on the U.S.S. Yuma in the Pacific Ocean. A member of the American Legion for over 50 years, Russ was also a lifelong member of Laurel Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Gatlinburg. For many years he was a carpenter in Sevier County working for Quality Construction Company, building many of the homes, banks and businesses in the area. Along with his wife, he was also co-owner of Bales Cabins in Gatlinburg, a business his father started in the early 1950s. Russ was a gentle father and husband who loved strawberries, beekeeping and UT sports. His family will sadly miss him. Russ is preceded in death by his parents, Pearl and Homer Bales and sister Edith. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Mary Helen (Latham) a!
nd immediate family: Stephen Lyn Bales, Lindalee Thomas, Darlene and David Brett and grandchildren: Leighanna, Michael and Logan Brett; brother Rubin; and sister-in-law, Micki Bales of Umatilla, Florida. Funeral service 7 PM Tuesday in the chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Elders Marvin and Ralph Smith officiating. Interment 10 AM Wednesday in Shiloh cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Tuesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. www.atchleyfuneralhome.com
BLAZER, MICHAEL RANDALL - age 54 of Knoxville, passed away peacefully at home September 7, 2007 after a courageous 5 year battle with cancer. Member of Riverdale Baptist Church, graduate of UT and director of Environmental Health of Sevier County. Preceded in death by parents, Fred and Alice Blazer, grandparents, Joseph and Carrie Cline, Horace and Etta Blazer, mother in law, Glenna Rule, grandparents in law, Glen and Ressie Hankins. Survivors: loving wife of 26 years, Donna Rule Blazer; daughter, Caitlin Blazer and fianc�, Brandon Morgan; expectant granddaughter, Jazlyn Kay; brother and sister in law, Harold and Joyce Blazer; sister and brother in law, Rhonda and Dwayne Sane; father in law, and step mother in law, Ralph, Jr. and Jenny Rule; brother in law, and sister in law, Ralph III (Sonny) and Cindy Rule; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and special friends. Funeral 8 p.m. Monday September 10, 2007 Bridges Chapel, Rev. Mike Vincent officiating. The family and f!
riends will meet at Asbury Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday for an 11 a.m. committal service. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Riverdale Baptist Church Family Life Center, 7124 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Monday at Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, 523-4999.
BLAZIER, MARY KATE BAILEY - age 83, of South Knoxville, passed away at 4:00 PM Friday, September 7, 2007 at UT Hospital. She was a retired Knox County School Bus owner for 30 years. She loved her family and cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchild. Preceded in death by: father and mother, Andrew Bailey Sr. and Rozella Bailey Henry; step-father, Edith Rhea Henry; brothers, Andrew Bailey, Jr. and Earl Henry; favorite brother-in-law, Randolph (Dockey) Blazier; son-in-law, James Baxter. Survived by special friend and companion of 61 years, husband Mayford Blazier whom she affectionately referred to as Sunshine; children: Donald Blazier, Terry Blazier and wife Linda; Gail Blazier and Sharon Baxter; grandchildren: Michelle White and husband, Brandon; Crystal Baxter and Patrick Baxter; great-grandchild, Braxton Stone White; sisters: Lillian Cates and husband George; Joanna Hodges and Edith Rhea Webster and husband Allen; brothers Burl Henry and wife Helen; sisters-in-law, S!
ue Henry and Dean Bailey; several special nieces and nephews; special friends and caregivers that loved her dearly, Billie Proffitt that took excellent care of Mom and her family; Billie's husband John and daughter and son-in-law, Jen and Todd and their children, Melodie and Tyler; Johnny and family; Todd and Terry; Mary Ruth Johnson and Sharon and Phil Hatcher. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, East Region, 4708 Papermill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909 or the American Diabetes Association, 211 Center Park Drive Suite 3010, Knoxville, TN 37922 in memory of Mary Blazier, Jim Baxter, and Randolph Blazier or in honor of Mayford and Terry Blazier. Family and friends will meet at Highland South Cemetery at 11:00 am Monday for graveside services, Rev. Arnold King officiating. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. www.berryfuneralhome.com
BUCKNER, JENNIE MUNSEY - age 98, passed away Friday, September 7, 2007 at St Mary's Medical Center. Jennie was born November 9, 1908. She had made her home for 26 years with her son and daughter-in-law, Melborn (Duck) and Imogene Munsey. Preceded in death by: husbands, Oscar Munsey and Lee Buckner; three daughters; two sons; one granddaughter. Survivors: sons, Melborn (Duck) and Verlin of Maynardville, Milton (Bill) Munsey of Oxford, IN; daughters, Mary Jane Brogan of Blaine, Gaynell Montgomery of Knoxville; 26 grand kids; over a 100 great grand kids; 44 great great grand kids. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 Monday with funeral service to follow at 8 in the chapel in Cooke Chapel, Reverend Gary Beeler and Reverend Bobby Kitts officiating. Interment will be 10 am Tuesday in Fairview Cemetery. Grandsons will be pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Union County Rescue Squad. Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville, TN.
CAMPBELL, MARLENE FORD - age 63, of Newport, went to be with the Lord Saturday, September 8, 2007 after a lengthy illness. She was employed by Ace Products for 30 years. She was preceded in death by: her father, Gladys A. Ford; brothers, Roy and Lynn Ford; father-in-law, Pete Campbell. She is survived by: her daughters and sons-in-law, Monica and Eric Clevenger, of Newport, Mona and Scott Sutton of Newport, Mandy and Derek Grooms of Cosby, Misty and Nigel Fine of Newport; mother, Georgia Mae Ford of Newport; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Charlene Ford of Newport; sister, Linda Sharp of Knoxville; mother-in-law, Naomi Campbell of Newport; sisters-in-law, Betty Hall and Vivian Ford of Newport; grandchildren, Lexi Clevenger, Isaac Sutton of Newport, Rylee Grooms of Cosby, Ethan Fine of Newport; also several, nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. Funeral services will be held 8:00 pm, Monday, September 10, 2007 in Manes Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Ransom Hall,!
Pastor Ed Frazier and Pastor Rick Clevenger officiating. Graveside services will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, September 11, 2007 in Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-8 pm Monday at Manes Funeral Home prior to the funeral services. Family and friends may sign the guest register on line at: www.manesfuneralhome.com. Manes Funeral Home in charge.
CLAIBORNE, THELMA IRENE - age 84 of Knoxville, passed away Sunday September 9, 2007. Member of Union Baptist Church. Retired employee of Palm Beach Company. Preceded in death by: husband, Hubert D. Claiborne; son, Denny Claiborne; parents, David and Minnie Rolen; brothers, John and David (Tan) Rolen. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Brenda Claiborne; grandchildren, Tracy Vandergriff and husband Mike, Mitzi Claiborne, Christy Hancock and husband Wes; great-grandchildren, Taylor and Abigail Hancock; sister-in-law, Stella (Pete) Rolen; special friend, Norma; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Service 8 pm Tuesday Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel, Rev. Gary Vandergriff and Rev. Jack Walker officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:45 am Wednesday at Hill Cemetery for an interment service at 11 am. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel. www.mynattfh.com
CLOUD, SAMEDA - age 55 of Knoxville passed away Friday September 7, 2007. Member of Christian Rest Baptist Church. Preceded in death by: father: Roy Dobbins, sister: Rebecca Castle, sons: Frankie Andes, Daniel Cloud and Joshua Cloud. She was the loving wife of 32 years to Daniel Cloud. Survivors: son: Jimmy Andes; grandchildren: Jackie, Holly, Destiny, Danielle, Daniel and James; mother: Loraine Doane; brothers: Roy and Sammy Dobbins, Timmy, Melvin and Clarence Doane; and sister, Susan Pratt. Service 8 pm Monday Mynatt Funeral Home Ftn. City Chapel, Rev. David Cloud officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:45 am Tuesday at Woodlawn Cemetery for interment service at 11 am. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 pm Monday at Mynatt Funeral Home Ftn. City. www.mynattfh.com
COCKRUM, REV. DUDLEY SR. - born January 7, 1930 in Knoxville, went home to be with the Lord September 8, 2007 at St. Mary's Residential Hospice. Pastor Emeritus of Broadway Baptist Church. He spent his teen years in Tullahoma and Cowan, TN. He served in the United States Air Force from 1948 to 1952, from there he returned to Tennessee, where he was ordained at First Baptist Church of Cowan in 1955. He graduated from Carson Newman College in 1955. While in seminary at Southwestern in Fort Worth, TX, he gladly served as minister at Payne Baptist Church in Oklahoma. He also served at Loveless Park Baptist Church, Lake Highlands Baptist Church and South Park Baptist Church in the Birmingham, Alabama area. He and his family the moved to Pittsburg, PA where he pastored South Park Baptist Church and served on the executive board of the Pennsyvania-South Jersey Baptist Convention. Rev. Cockrum returned to Knoxville in 1972 where he was associate pastor of Inskip Baptist Church. He p!
astored several churches in Knoxville - Linden Avenue Baptist, Glenwood Baptist, Gillespie Avenue Baptist, Alice Bell Baptist and Broadway Baptist. He also served on several Knox County Baptist Association and Tennessee State Convention Committees. He was very proud to have served for 20 years as Trustee to the Baptist Health System of Tennessee. Preceded in death by: parents, Buford Edgar and Irene Blanc Cockrum; daughter, Sandra Lynn Tidwell; son, John David Cockrum; brother, Rev. Buford Cockrum; sister, Marilyn Keller. Survivors: wife of 57 years, Barbara Judge Cockrum; son, Dudley D., Jr. (Dan) and wife: Ginger; grandchildren, Farah Tidwell and fianc� Ben Miles, Brandon Tidwell, Alice Cockrum Brown and husband, Cory, Eli Cockrum and wife, Heather, and Cody Cockrum; great grandchildren, Aiden and Cole Brown; brother, Howard Cockrum and wife, Mildred. Service 7:30 pm Tuesday at Broadway Baptist Church, Rev. Walter Taylor, Rev. Tim Turley, Rev. H.E. MacCarroll and R!
ev. Dan Hix officiating with music led by, Tim Bounds and spec!
c by, Luther Johnson. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to: the Baptist Hospital Foundation, 137 Blount Ave., Knoxville, TN. The family will receive friends Tuesday, 5 to 7:30 pm at Broadway Baptist Church. Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City in charge. www.mynattfh.com.
DE SPAIN, DORIS ELLA - age 90, died at home September 1, 2007. She had lived in Knoxville since 1993 and was a member of the Knoxville Primitive Baptist Church and active with the Old Harp Singers of East Tennessee. Born in Stockdale, Texas (1916), she had also lived in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Waelder, Gonzales, Beaumont, Houston, and Alto. She began working as a nutritionist in Beaumont and continued that work at Methodist Hospital in Houston, where she also studied at The University of Houston. She was a member of the Beaumont Art League and was awarded a Bronze plaque for her oil painting "The Young Poet" (1957), also judged "Best in Show" in the Sabine Area Art Show, Gates Gallery. She was introduced to shape-note singing early and enjoyed it all her life. She also loved to work and create crossword puzzles. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Elder Parker Ross Burgin and Jonnie Lee Burgin; her sister, Verna Ware Robbins; her two husbands, John Wesley Dumas a!
nd Loren M. De Spain, Jr.; and a daughter, Barbara Ann Dumas. She is survived by one daughter, Bethany Kay Dumas of Knoxville. She will be interred in the Garden of St. John's Episcopal Cathedral at 7 p.m. on Tuesday with The Very Reverend John C. Ross officiating. Old Harp singers will participate. Her favorite hymn begins, "There is a happy land, far, far away, Where saints in glory dwell, bright, bright as day." Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com
DUNCAN, ALICE ANNLOU JACOBS - age 94 of Loudon, passed away on September 7, 2007 at LandSun Manor in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Alice was born August 13, 1913 in Loudon, Tennessee. She was the daughter of John Isaac and Martha Lou Viney Atkins Jacobs and had 8 brothers and 2 sisters. Alice married the love of her life, George Washington Duncan on May 18, 1934. Alice and George had 4 children; son, John Duncan and wife Barbara of Spring Hill, FL; daughter, Gwyn Scott and husband Charles of Carlsbad, NM; daughter, Brenda Braim of Wallace, MI. She is survived by: brother, Wilbur Jacobs of Lenoir City; 9 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren. Alice had a passion for life that could be seen by everyone that knew her along with a smith that could light up anyone's heart. She had many interests, including baking, canning, crafts and gardening. She was a lifelong member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Lenoir City, TN where she was a Sabbath School Teacher, Vacation Bible School Le!
ader and Dorcas Leader. Alice was a wonderful Mother, Nanny, Nana, Aunt Alice, friend, and has left a wonderful legacy to her family. Anyone that knew her learned the value of honest hard work, love and forgiveness. She was devoted to the Lord and studied her Bible daily. The family would like to thank the dedicated caregivers/ friends who have been by her side for the past 5 years at Sweetwater Nursing Center and at LandSun Manor. She was preceded in death by: her loving husband, George Duncan and a daughter, Wilma Robrhoff of Orlando, FL. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at New Macedonia Cemetery with Wayne Phibbs officiating the service. Loudon Funeral Home is providing arrangements.
HALL, REBA TONI - age 80 of Halls, loving wife and mother, passed away after a long illness at St. Marys north medical ctr. Friday Sept. 7, 2007. Member of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by: mother; Jane Floyd Hill; father, Lauson E. Floyd; father-in-law, Elmer Hall and mother-in-law, Vetta Hall; sisters, (Baby) Grace Floyd, Gale Neubert Lewis, Iva Gentry; brother; Forest Huskey; brothers-in-law, Lloyd Carter, Donald Bright, Jerry Barnes, Junior Gentry; sister-in-law, Mary Huskey. Survived by: loving husband, Boyd Hall; daughter, Linda Childress; son, Boyd Craig Hall; step-mother, Minerva Floyd; grandchildren, David Owens, Whitley Hall and Tomi Brantley; great-grandchild, Emily Owens; sisters; Doris Carrigan, Dorothy Warren, and Patsy Barnes; brothers, Harry Huskey and Tom Huskey; sisters-in-law, Elmarie Carter, Mary Bright, Avanelle Higgins, Delolia Huskey, Donna Huskey; brothers-in-law, E. J. Warren, Charles Higgins. Family and Friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery!
10:45 am on Tuesday for graveside service at 11:00 am, with Rev. Dennis Blazier officiating. Family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 pm, Monday at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel. www.mynattfh.com
HENSLEY, GEORGE L. (G.L) - age 77 of Lenoir City, while at home surrounded by his loving family, went home to be with the Lord September 9, 2007. He was an avid musician and loved music, playing lead guitar for a country band, bass guitar for a gospel group recording many albums, and played piano in church. G.L. was an electrician and a long-standing and proud member of the IBEW. He was a television repairman for many years in Loudon County. He was well known and loved by family and friends for his quick wit. G.L. was born April 19, 1930 in Knoxville to parents, Ophia Ann and Howard Hensley Sr., who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Irene Rinaldi and brother, Howard Hensley Jr. Survived by his loving wife of 57 years, June Garner Hensley; five children: George Hensley and wife, Dora of Batesburg, SC, Theodore (Ted) Hensley of Lenoir City, Rebecca (Becky) Dye and husband Gary, Doug Hensley all of Lenoir City, Carol Anne Hensley Clowers and hu!
sband, Jeff of Cartersville, GA; twelve grandchildren: Shawn Hensley, Joshua Hensley, Christa Hensley, Mark Hensley, Mike Hensley, Andrea Hensley, Candace Hensley, Angie Berry, Chad Johnson, Aaron Hensley, Carrie Smith and Jeffery Clowers along with nine great grandchildren. Also survived by his brothers, Ray Hensley and wife, Anna of Friendsville, Roy Hensley and wife, Flossie of Knoxville; sister, Maxine ODomirok of Lenoir City and sisters-in-law, Patsy Hensley, Barbara Ward and her husband, L.V., Alice Wade and husband, Tuffy all of Lenoir City. G.L. has several nieces, nephews and many friends. The family will receive friends from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. Tuesday followed by funeral services at 7:00 in the Click Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Don Acton of Coalfield Presbyterian Church will officiate. Family and friends will gather at Click Funeral Home by 9:30 Wednesday morning and proceed to Lakeview Cemetery for 10 a.m. graveside services. Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City is s!
erving the family of G.L. Hensley. www.clickfuneralhome.com
JOHNSON, MR. ARTHUR M. - age 84 of Carthage, Texas, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2007 in Knoxville, Tennessee after a brief illness. Mr. Johnson spent 32 years at Panola Junior College, retiring after serving from 1974-1982 as President of the College. The gymnasium on campus is named in his honor. He was a proud veteran of WW II in Europe, and recipient of the Panola County Citizen of the Year. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by: his wife, his three sisters and two brothers. Survivors include: his daughter and son-in-law, Nedra Johnson and Chris Cook of Knoxville, TN; brother Spencer Johnson of San Antonio, TX; grandchildren, Jamey Cook of Chapel Hill, NC and Steven Cook of Knoxville. Funeral services celebrating the life of Arthur M. Johnson will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 10, 2007 at First United Methodist Church in Carthage with Reverend Earl Cantrell and Reverend Paul Thomasson officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. Th!
e family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. on Monday before the service at the church. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at Redwater Cemetery in Redwater, Texas near Texarkana. A guestbook may be signed online at: www.jimerson-lipsey.com.
JOHNSTON, EVA DEE - age 103 of Louisville, passed away Saturday, September 8th, 2007 at Asbury Place. She was a member of New Providence Presbyterian Church and an active member of Maryville-Alcoa Business and Professional Women's Club for several years. In 1974-1975 year she was named "Woman of Achievement" by that organization. She was employed by Prudential Insurance Company of America as office manager for 26 years, the last 22 years in the Nashville agency, from which she retired in 1963. After retirement, she made her home in Miser Station community of Blount County in the Brickell-Johnston home place where she was born and reared. She enjoyed traveling after her retirement. In 1972 she and the trustees incorporated the Shady Grove Cemetery Association and a Perpetual Care Fund was established by generous donations from members of the community. She served as secretary-treasurer of that organization from 1973 to 1998. Survivors include: nieces, Joyce Johnston O'Connor !
and Carole Watkins Sneed of Blount County; nephews, William Baker, Keith McDaniel, Norman Watkins, and Dan Johnston all of Blount County, Homer B. Johnston Jr. of Knoxville, Gary Johnston of Nashville, and Donald Johnston of New Jersey; great nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Mattie Johnston of Blount County. Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, September 11th, 2007 at McCammon-Ammons-Click Chapel with Rev. J. Steven Musick officiating. The interment will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1:00-2:00 pm Tuesday at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home. In Lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to Shady grove Cemetery Association, Inc., c/o Norman B. Watkins, 4423 Miser Station Rd., Friendsville, TN 37737. The family would like to thank the staffs of Asbury Place Assisted Living, Asbury Place Nursing Center of Maryville, Blount Memorial Hospice, and Eva's sitters Willie Mae, Stacey, Lisa, and Tracey. McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home, M!
aryville, 982-6812. www.mccammonammonsclick.com
LANE, JAMES BRYAN "SHAKEY" - age 53 of Knoxville, TN passed away Friday, September 7, 2007. He was born in Knoxville to parents James Arthur and Mildred Johnson Lane. Mr. Lane is preceded in death by his mother, Mildred V. Lane. Survivors include: his father, James A. Lane; son, Maxwell McMahan of Knoxville; brothers, Walter E. "Gene" Kelley, William Lane both of Knoxville, and Ed Lane of Adairville, KY; sisters, Vicki Humphrey and Debra Johnson of Knoxville, TN; aunt, Agnes Houser and uncle, Walter B. Johnson of Knoxville; uncle, Kay Johnson of Ohio; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews. He will be missed by many family and friends. A memorial service will be held on Monday, September, 10, 2007 at Sunset Rill Apartments Club House, 235 Carta Road, Knoxville, TN. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. followed by the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. A!
rrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. (865) 6WE-CARE (693-2273) www.cremationoptionsinc.com
LEDBETTER, MARY ELLEN - age 67 of Crossville, TN, died at 6:10 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2007 at Cumberland Medical Center. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her parents, David Allen Rutledge and Ellen Annette Watson; sister, Sara Rutledge. She is survived by her husband, Jesse Barton Ledbetter; daughter and son-in-law, Allison and Randall McNew; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Mary Ledbetter, Jeff and Cary Ledbetter, Joseph and Renee Ledbetter, Richard and Dawn Ledbetter; 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, William and Joy Rutledge; 2 nephews, David and Debbie Rutledge, Bob and Robyn Rutledge. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 12:00 noon EST at Stevens Mortuary Chapel in Knoxville with Pastor Michael McCoy officiating. Interment will follow at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: American Heart Association, 4708 Papermill Drive, Knox!
ville, TN 37909. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. EST on Monday, September 10, 2007 at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway. Mrs. Ledbetter's guest book is also available at: www.stevensmortuaryinc.com.
LEDFORD, ELVA LEE (LANE) - age 82 of Maryville, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2007 at Maryville Healthcare Center. She was born on June 11, 1925 in Robbinsville, NC. As a member of Morning Star Baptist Church, she was known and loved for her singing and testimony. She was preceded in death by: her husband and pastor, Rev. LB Ledford; parents, W.O. and Ethyl Lane; brothers, Charles and Harold Lane, all of Robbinsville, NC. Survivors include: her sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Betty Ledford, Roger and Milli Ledford, David and Darlene Ledford; daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Chris Eaton; daughter, Marretta Jeane; grandchildren, Shayne (Noel) Hayes, Cindy (Chris) Hunt, Autumne (Roy) Shields, Heather Ledford, Manoah Ledford, Joshua Wright, Adam Long, and Shane Whitehead; great grandchildren, Seth Ledford, Brianna Pitts, Lexie Hunt, Christopher Hunt, Ethan Hayes, Lacy Hayes, Matthew Cable, Audrey Shields, Daytona Wright; brother, Hugh; sisters, Hildred, Laura, Naomi,!
and Ondra; several nieces and nephews; and notably the family of Morning Star Baptist Church. The funeral service will be at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at Morning Star Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Jenkins, Pastor Albert Oliver, and Pastor Ed Walker officiating. Family and friends will assemble 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at Grandview Cemetery for the interment. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at Morning Star Baptist Church. Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Maryville, 983-1000. www.smithmortuary.com.
MELTON, MINNIE ELIZABETH - age 75 of South Knoxville, passed away Saturday at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a member of Arlington Baptist Church and a retired payroll clerk from the Levi Strauss Company after 30 years. Preceded in death by: her husband, John Howard Melton; and son, Michael Edward Melton. She is survived by: sons, Patrick Melton and wife Virginia of Warren, Michigan, John Barry Melton and wife Deborah Sue, Christopher Melton and wife Susan, both of Knoxville, Anthony Melton and wife Susan of Ft. Worth, Texas; grandchildren, Rachel Melton, Michelle Burkhard, Leslie Bonski, Mark Melton, Carrie Murphy; great grandchildren, Hannah and Josiah Burkhard; brother, David Bounds and wife Maureen of Powell; sister, Shirley Hatcher of Knoxville. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. Family and friends will meet at Sherwood Memorial Gardens at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday for a 10:00 a.m. interment. The family will receive friends 5:30-7:30 p.m. !
Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com
MOORE, CLIFFORD H. (CLIFF) - age 83 of Lenoir City, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2007. Cliff was a very active and dedicated member of Central United Methodist Church and the Volunteer Sunday School Class. He served his country in the United States Army during WWII where he was a member of the Counter Intelligence Corp based in Austria. He was a member of Avery Masonic Lodge F&AM and retired from Viskase in Loudon. He served on the Lenoir City Housing Authority and as an Assistant Boy Scout Leader for many years. He loved to attend his retired workers lunch club and his Thursday morning breakfast bunch. Cliff was a very talented craftsman and builder and he was an avid gardener. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford H. Moore Sr. and Ella Hitson Moore. Survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Jacqueline Cardwell Moore; children and their spouses: Patti and Mac Hawkins of Memphis, Susie and Dana Everton of Oakhurst, CA, Jeff and Donna Moore, Ricky and Dawn Mo!
ore all of Lenoir City, Lori and Dreux Bourdon of Muskegon, MI; grandchildren and spouses: Dustin and Valerie Moore, Evan and Jennifer Moore, Chelsea and D.C. Shanahan, Carly Moore and Ricky Moore, Jr.; great grandson, Gabriel Shanahan; sister, Betty Lay and husband Joe of Greensboro, NC along with several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5-6:45 p.m. Monday followed by funeral services at 7 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church in Lenoir City. Rev. Ron Fisher will officiate. Members of the Volunteer Sunday School Class and Cliffs neighbors will serve as honorary pallbearers. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Loudon County Memorial Gardens for graveside services and interment. Memorial contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Church. Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com
NEFF, ALICE MARIE - age 42 of Seymour, passed away Sunday September 2, 2007. She was employed by Greene County Skills. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Richard and Alice Trudel. Survivors: son, Specialist Benjamin Earl Neff; daughter, Samantha Alexandra Snow; parents, Johnnie Ralph Snow and Mary Jane Martin (Nee) Trudel; brother, Johnnie Ralph Snow, Jr.; half brothers, Raymond Host and Daniel Host; sisters and brothers-in-law, Connie Dixon, Cynthia Stirmel and husband Jay, Rebecca Stirmel and husband Lee; special friend, Carroll Evans. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Tennessee State Bank, Seymour c/o Neff family. Memorial service 7pm Thursday at Blessed Hope Baptist Church, 2637 Blount Ave. Knoxville, TN 37920. The family will receive friends from 5-7pm Thursday at the church.
NEFF, HILARY ANN - age 21 of Seymour, passed away Sunday September, 2, 2007. She was preceded in death by her great grandparents, Richard and Alice Trudel. Survivors: father, John Walter Neff; brother, Benjamin Earl Neff; sister, Samantha Alexandra Snow; grandparents, Johnnie Ralph Snow, and Mary Jane Martin (nee) Trudel; aunt, Connie Dixon; uncle, Johnnie Ralph Snow, Jr.; special friend, Carroll Evans. Memorial service 7pm Thursday at Blessed Hope Baptist Church, 2637 Blount Ave., Knoxville, TN 37920. The family will receive friends from 5-7pm at the church.
O'DELL, SAMUEL - age 80 of Knoxville, passed away into our Saviour's Arms Sunday, September 9, 2007 at St. Mary's Hospice. He was a Baptist and a veteran of WWII. Survivors: wife, Frances O'Dell; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Mark McConkey; daughter, Sarah Lawless; 4 grandchildren. Funeral services 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Bridges Chapel, Pastor Jim Price officiating. The family and friends will meet at Eastview Memorial Gardens t 9:45 a.m. Wednesday for 10:00 entombment service. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, 865-523-4999.
OLIVE, BELTON HAROLD (HAROLD) - 73 of Knoxville Tennessee passed away September 7, 2007 at UT Medical Center. Harold was an Army Veteran stationed in Germany from 1954 to 1956. He Retired from TVA as program analysts for 30 years. Harold was a member of the Oak Ridge Elks Lodge #1684, where he had many friends. After retirement Harold enjoyed spending time on his houseboat, fishing, and carpentry. Proceeded in death by: parents, Irvin and Zelma Olive of Center Star, Alabama, brother-in-law, James F. Scott of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Survived by: his loving wife of 50 years, Herta Maria Olive; daughters, Janet and husband Mark Purkey, Donna Foster; son, Kenneth, and wife Tamara; grandchildren, Kaitlan, Brooke Purkey, Cody Jones, Courtney, Chris Queen; sister, Bonnie Nell Scott; nephews, Larry, and Don Scott; niece, Deborah Smart; several grand-nieces and nephews of Chattanooga, Tennessee; sister-in-law, Barbara Summerer and brother-in-law Albert Summerer; niece and nephew, Sab!
rina and Florian of Munich, Germany, and many special friends. A special thank you to the doctors and staff at the Dialysis Center on Martin Mill Pike. The family will receive friends Monday September 10, 2007 6-8 pm at Highland Memorial Funeral Home (Bearden) with an 8:00 p.m. Celebration of life service to follow visitation. Interment will be at 11:00 am Tuesday September 11, 2007 at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Highland Memorial (Bearden) 588-0567 is honored to serve the Olive family. The guest book may be signed at www.highlandmemorialparks.com
PINNER, MR. VERLIN - of Seymour, Tennessee, passed away Sunday September 9, 2007. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Highland Memorial (Bearden) 588-0567 is serving the Pinner family.
RAPER, HELEN PATE - age 85, widow of Cecil Raper, of Madisonville, passed away 5:25 P.M. Saturday, September 8, 2007 at her home. Member of Dixon Ave. Baptist Church. Survivors: daughters & sons-in-law, Marilyn & Bennie Moser, Johnnie & Glenn Breeden all of Sweetwater, Judy & LeRoy McLemore, Athens, Kat & Darryl Gibson, Knoxville, Shelby Jenkins, Glenda Evans both of Madisonville; sons & daughters-in-law, Denny & Roni Raper, Monon, IN, Wayne & Hazel Raper, Lowell, IN, Roger & Vicki Raper, Madisonville; 19 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 6 step-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews & cousins; special & faithful caregivers, Betty Moser & Bobbie Bledsoe. Preceded in death by: son, William Raper; granddaughter, Sharon Moser Jenkins; son-in-law, Mack Jenkins; parents, Charles & Laura Cagle Pate; sisters, Mattie Buckner, Susie Carter, Bertha Brock; brothers, Riley, George, James and Homer Lee Pate. Funeral 7 P.M. Monday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Re!
v. William (Bill) Roberts officiating. Interment 11 A.M. Tuesday, Sunrise Cemetery, Rev. Ogle Wattenbarger officiating. Family will receive friends 5-7 P.M. Monday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
REAGAN, BRUCE - age 71 of Sevierville, went to be with the Lord Saturday, September 8, 2007. He was a Gatlinburg business owner for 40 years, and with the Sevier Co. Sheriff Dept. for 30 years. Bruce served in the U.S. Air Force, was involved in politics and was one of President Jimmy Carter's campaign managers and a delegate for the National Democratic Convention. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Sevierville. Bruce had an undying love for UT football, and was known for his generosity and love for his family. Fort Myers Beach, FL was his paradise on Earth. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Amos and Mary Reagan; brothers, Carl, Amos Jr. and Claude Reagan; sisters, Beulah Moore, Glenda Ogle and Bess Floyd. Survivors: wife of 46 years, Dorothy Reagan; daughters and sons-in-law, Pam and Gary McKay, Tanya and Mitch McCarter; grandchildren, Rachel and Curtis Talbot, Pierce and Mack McCarter, and Sydney McKay; great grandson, Brady Maples; brother and sister-in-law,!
Brownlee and Kelley Reagan; sister, Gertrude Bales; special friends, Harold Jensen, Bob King, Tom Henry, Howard Price, Walter Hall; special friend and caregiver, Dena Proffitt; several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church, Building Fund, 317 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862 or Alzheimer's Association, 2200 Sutherland Ave. Ste. H102, Knoxville, TN 37919-9921. Funeral service 7 pm Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Sevierville with Pastor Randy Davis and Rev. Jerry Hyder officiating. Interment 10 am Wednesday in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens with Full Military Honors. The family will receive friends 5-7 pm Tuesday at First Baptist Church, Sevierville. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. www.atchleyfuneralhome.com.
RITTER, ROBERT F. - Age 75, of Knoxville. Passed away Saturday at Hillcrest North. Mr. Ritter, a Master Plumber, Owner and Operator of F. Ritter Plumbing in Buffalo, New York. He was a proud Marine and a Veteran of The Korean Conflict, he is survived by: his wife, Beverly Ritter of Knoxville; a son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Dawn Ritter of Knoxville; a sister, Phyllis Wood of Tyler, TX; sister-in-law, Sue Adams of Knoxville; two granddaughters, Kelsey and Hannah Ritter of Knoxville. A memorial service for Mr. Ritter is planned at a latter date in Buffalo, New York. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com
TENNEY, JAMES MACK - died on Friday, September 7, 2007 at the age of 89 in Knoxville. He was born on January 27, 1918 in Tallmansville, West Virginia, the son of the late Fred and Julia Bell Tenney. He graduated from Buckhannon Upshur High School, attended Glenville State Teachers College and taught elementary school in Upshur County and Vocational Education at Buckhannon Upshur High School. He served as scout master of troop 138 in Buckhannon West Virginia. After service in the Marine Corps in World War II he joined the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan as an instructor in their training school and a marketing division analyst. He graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit with a Bachelors of Science in 1946, a Masters in Education in 1946, and a Masters of Business Administration in 1948. He joined American Motors in Detroit Michigan rising to General Sales Manager of the Kelvinator Appliance Division. While General Sales Manager of Kelvinator they won the Nati!
onal Product Design of the Year for new appliance design. In addition, he was a board member of the National Association of Appliance Manufacturers, National Association of Furniture Manufacturers and National Retail Furniture Association. Following the sale of Kelvinator he moved to Knoxville, Tennessee in 1967 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sterchi Brothers, Inc. a New York Exchange Company of fifty-five (55) furniture stores in the Southeast. Following the sale of Sterchi Brothers, he purchased eight (8) furniture manufacturing companies and in 1970 formed Dorset Corporation of Louisville, Kentucky where he was President and Chairman of the Board. He sold Dorset in 1986 and retired. In Knoxville, he had been a director of The Church Street Methodist Church and the Webb School and was a member of Cherokee Country Club. He was preceded in death by: wives, Lalah Shockey Tenney and Patricia Fleming Tenney; sons, Burtt Barton Tenney of Detroit, MI and Terry F. Te!
nney of Warren, OH; and daughter, Sally Tenney of Buckhannon, !
four sisters, Eva Grace Campbell of Buckhannon, WV, Virginia Hirsch of Meyersdale, PA, Madge Riggs of Tallmansville, WV, and Vonda W. King of Cleveland, OH. He is survived by wife, Barbara Kirk Tenney of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, James and Debbie Tenney of Atlanta GA; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Donnie DiBacco of Warren, OH; sister, Verma Campbell of Buckhannon, WV; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wayne County, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: the American Heart Association, 4708 Papermill Rd., Knoxville, TN 37909. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com
TURPIN, AARON F. (RICK) - age 50 of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2007 at his home. Rick was raised in the Rocky Hill Community. He was a retired mechanic. Rick was an avid outdoorsman and Nascar fan. He was preceded in death by parents, Johnnie and Reva Turpin; mother of his children, Wanda B. Gibson. Survived by his children, Jenny Turpin of Ben Station, Elizabeth Turpin of Knoxville, Thomas Turpin of Union Co. and Lola Turpin of Knoxville; grandchildren, Summer Stewart, Anthony Turpin and Jailyn Turpin; brother, Donny Turpin of Roane Co.; nephew, Matthew Turpin; niece, Lisa Turpin and many friends. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Click Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 7 p.m. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Tuesday at New Hope Cemetery in Midtown for graveside services. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com
WALKLING, ROBERT JOHN - age 41, of Okinawa, Japan, formerly of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2007. He was employed as a civilian contractor with the U.S. Government in Japan. Survivors include wife, Tomoe Walkling; son, Shaun Walkling, of Okinawa, Japan; mother, Mary Ann Walkling; father, John Walkling; sister and brother-in-law, Catherine and John Henry of Knoxville, and sister, Deborah Johnson; nieces, Heather and Samantha of Clinton, TN. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel with Rev. Kevin Carrigan officiating. Interment will follow in Lynnhurst Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 AM Wednesday before the funeral in the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Drive. www.lynnhurstchapel.com
WILSON, MYRTLE NELSON - age 93, of Corryton, passed away Friday September 7, 2007. She was one of the oldest members of Union Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Andy M. (Tip) Wilson; brothers, Vern Nelson and Paris Albright; sisters, Ruby Dalton and Rachel Sharp. Survived by Daughters and sons-in-law: Cheryl and Ben Kittrell of Englewood, FL, Brenda and Danny Gaylor of Corryton. Grandsons and wives: Scott and Margie Kittrell of Brandon, FL, Doug and Lori Kittrell of St. Petersburg, FL, Darren and Jennifer Gaylor of Halls. Great grandchildren: Gracie and Hannah Kittrell, Megan and Josh Gaylor. Several special nieces and nephews. Special friend and neighbor, Lydia Mabe. Funeral service 8 pm Monday Mynatt Funeral Home-Halls Chapel. Rev. Gary Vandergriff officiating. Family and friends will meet at Union Baptist Church Cemetery 10:45 AM Tuesday for an interment service at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Mary's Residential Hospice 7447 Andersonvi!
lle Pike Knoxville, TN 37938. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 pm Monday at Mynatt Funeral Home-Halls Chapel. www.mynattfh.com
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