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Subject: [TNMORGAN] Knoxville News-Sentinel Obituaries October 31, 2007
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 12:55:33 GMT
ANDERSON, JOHNISHA SHANTEL - departed this life on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Unity Mortuary.
BIVENS, NEWT ELLIS, JR. - age 62 of Knoxville, passed away Sunday October 28, 2007 at home after an extended illness. Former employee of JBM Inc. He was an avid fisherman for many years. Preceded in death by his parents Newt E. and Julia Bivens, Sr. Survived by his wife Carolyn Sue Bivens; son and daughter-in-law Terry and Melissa Bivens; granddaughters Ashley and Krishna; one great grandson Hunter Dunlap; brother and daughter-in-law Don and Gerry Bivens; several cousins; nieces and nephews. There will be a celebration of life service 8:00 pm Thursday at Arlington Church of Christ Dr. Tom Drinnen officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Family will receive friends 6:00 - 8:00 pm Thursday at Arlington Church of Christ Fellowship Hall 2206 Tecoma Dr. Knoxville, TN 37917. Arrangements by Gentry-Griffey Chapel.
BROWN, ANN F - our dear mother and friend, passed away at 6:10p.m. Sunday, October 28, 2007, in Park West Medical Center after suffering a massive stroke on October 8, 2007. She was of the Christian faith and a long time member of First Christian Church in Harriman, Tennessee. She was a strong, kind, and loving matriarch of our family and will be dearly missed. She is preceded in death by husbands, Ralph West, R. L. Yeargan, and Tommie Brown; parents, Earl and Pearl Ford; bothers, Jim, T. E. "Bus", and Richard "Dickey" Ford; sisters, Margie Newman, Louise Cofer and Evelyn Scandlyn. She is survived by brother, Carl Ford; sons, James Stephen West and James Y. and wife Tommie West; granddaughters, Jeanne and husband Donnie Moore and Jayme West; great-grandsons, Jonathan Bennett, Shadow West and Devin West; and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at First Christian Church, 324 Morgan Avenue, Harriman, TN 37748, Friday November 2, 2007, 5:30 pm., with Ministe!
r Nathan Williams officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the First Christian Church in Harriman. Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. (865) 6WE-CARE (693-2273). www.cremationoptionsinc.com
BROWN, JOSEPHINE - of Knoxville, departed this life, October 30, 2007 at Baptist Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.
BULLOCK, LILLIAN WHITE - age 88, a native of Kodak and former Knoxville resident, died peacefully, Saturday, October 27, 2007 in Jacksonville, Florida. Lillian was a member of First Baptist Church of Knoxville. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Mercer Bullock; parents, Silas Jesse and Ida Bales White; their infant son, Keener Loudy White; and sisters and brothers, Fay White Marcianni, June White Meola, Kenneth Clay White and Everett Lyle White. Lillian is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Tom Platt of Fleming Island, FL, Debbie and Jim Goodloe of Brentwood, TN; daughter Karen Bullock of St. Augustine, FL; son, Wade Bullock of Kernville, CA; grandchildren, Heather Henry and husband, Bryan of Missoula, MT, Bill Platt and wife, Allison of Savannah, GA, Emily Noyes and husband, Russ of Norfolk, VA, Marion Goodloe and David Goodloe of Brentwood, TN; great grandchildren, Jonathan and Rebecca Henry, Tyler Meuse, Abby Platt and Ayden Noyes; sister !
and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Bud Chessher of Cypress, TX; many nieces and nephews. Funeral service 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Dr. William D. Shiell officiating. Family and friends will meet Thursday at Beech Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Kodak for an 11:00 graveside service with Lillian's nephew, Rev. Wayne White officiating. The family will receive friends following the service on Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com
CARPENTER, BEATRICE BURNICE - born Sept. 22, 1925 in Tazewell, Tn. to Ed and Lilly Parker Cadle. She married Frank Carpenter on Sept. 8, 1945 and they were married for 57 years until Frank's death in 2002. They lived in Monroe, Mi, from 1948 to 1984 when Frank retired from Ford Motor Co. in Monroe. Frank was a former pastor of Evergreen Acres Missionary Baptist Church in Monroe. They moved to Loudon, Tn. in 1984 where Frank preceded in death in 2002. She was an avid quilter and gardener. She had an infectious laugh that will certainly be missed by her family. Bea was also preceded in death by her daughter, Ava Marie, parents and 3 brothers. She is survived by her children, Ted (Judy) Carpenter of Iron Mtn., Mi., Rena Standifer of Holland, Mi, Philip of Versailles, Ky., Tim (Terri) of Loudon, Tn., Rebecca (Steve) Gerth of Monroe, Mi, Mark of Loudon, Tn.; 18 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; brother, Jim (Alfreda) Cadle of Marshall, Mi., sister, Bobbie Thomas of Tazewe!
ll, Tn.. Family will receive friends from 10-11:00 am Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, at Coffey Funeral Home in New Tazewell. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 am in the Coffey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Baker officiating. Burial will be in the Greer-Love Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl 17, Chicago, IL. 60601-7633 or Hospice of Holland, 270 Hoover Blvd, Holland, Mi. 49423. Coffey Funeral Home in charge.
COLEMAN, JOHN B. (J.B.) - of Knoxville, TN entered into eternal rest on October 28, 2007. He leaves to cherish his fondest memories: brothers, Benjamin (Eddie) Coleman; Clemon Coleman of Buffalo, NY; devoted daughter, Pamela Anthony; sons, Ronald Gurley, Thomas (Carol) Taylor; devoted nieces, Charlene, Freida, Deriesa, Connie Coleman, Victoria (Clifford) Starnes all of Knoxville, TN; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Family will receive friends on Thursday, November 1, 2007 from 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Unity Mortuary Chapel with service to follow. Interment, Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 5901 Lyons View Pike with full military honors. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. The family will assemble at 2818 E. Fifth Avenue. Mr. Coleman's guestbook can be signed on-line at: www.unitymortuaryknox.org
COLEMAN, SARA KATE - age 74, of Madisonville, passed away 8:12 p.m. Monday, October 29, 2007 at the home of her son, Joe Coleman. Daughter of the late Oscar Lee Brown and Blanche Brown Stewart. Preceded in death by husband, Jessie Thomas Coleman; son, Thomas Keith Coleman; great grandson, Joshua Tinnel; sisters, Carrie Campbell, Beatrice Darnell; brother, Jake Brown. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Jim Bryson, Glenda and Creed Calhoun; sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Terresa Coleman Jerry and Debbie Coleman, all of Madisonville; grandchildren, Tommy Coleman, Jr., Tammy Brown, Laurie Lanham, Lynne Millsaps, Sarah Tinnel, Lacreeda Tinnel, Mandy Nichols, Billy Coleman, Dillon Coleman; 11 great granddaughters, 3 great grandsons; brothers and sister-in-law, Edd Brown, Fayetteville, NC, Archie and Marianne Stewart, Madisonville. Funeral 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. James Rodgers, Rev. Lester Isbill, Jr., Rev. Mike DeLand officiating. Interment 1!
1:00 a.m. Friday, Ebenezer Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
CORUM, FLORENCE IRENE KEITH - age 68 of Knoxville departed this life on Sunday, October 28, 2007 to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after losing her battle with breast cancer. Devoted member of Gilead Baptist Church and former owner of Christian Images Book Store in Halls. Preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Stella Keith. Survived by her husband of 50 years, David Lee Corum; daughters Glenda Strong and Linda Roque both of San Antonio, TX, Donna Rhoades of Strawberry Plains, TN, and Debora Yorek of Ft. Worth, TX; and five grandsons; brothers, James Keith, Johnny Keith, Charles Keith; sister, Margaret Denzler all of Knoxville, TN. Funeral services will be 8:00 pm Wednesday, October 31, 2007, in the chapel at Bridges Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Goodson and Bro. Johnny Roach officiating. Family and friends will meet 11:15 am Thursday at East Tennessee Veteran Cemetery for an 11:30 am interment. Grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, cont!
ributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Ste. 250, Dallas, TX 75244, www.komen.org. The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 pm Wednesday at Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, 523-4999. www.bridgesfuneralhome.com
EASTERDAY, FRANKLIN - age 70, of Knoxville passed away Tuesday October 30, 2007. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel Berry Funeral Home.
EVANS, JOHN B. - passed away suddenly at his home Saturday October 27th. The cause of death was the mechanical failure of an otherwise loving heart. John Evans was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa and lived there through his high school years. He received his degree in broadcasting from the University of Washington and launched into an adventuresome career which allowed him to work in Alaska, South Carolina, Georgia, and finally in Knoxville at WATE, Channel 6. John's lifelong interest in the environment led him to a public relations position with the Solid Waste Authority and the start of a second career of nearly 20 years in recycling and solid waste management. John received statewide accolades for his expertise in environmental management practices and was proud of his role in establishing the Tennessee's first organic waste composting facility. John was an enthusiastic community volunteer. He was proud of his work with Project Change and the establishment of the Race Relati!
ons Center as well as his work to create Friends of House Mountain. Of all of his accomplishments, John was most proud of his two daughters, Katie and Kylie. They carry with them his sense of humor, his commitment to helping others and his love of friends and family. He is preceded in death by his father Edward "Bud" Evans and mother Jane Burritt Evans and survived by daughters Katie Morgan Evans and Kylie Lauren Evans of Atlanta; brother Steve Evans and sister-in-law Valerie Evans of San Jose, California; sister Kitty Evans and brother-in-law Armand Loring of Anchorage, Alaska; sister Anne Evans of Dallas, Texas; the nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Thump, his four-legged buddy Augie, and his extended family in Georgia and Alaska. The family will receive friends at Church of Our Savior, 934 Wiesgarber Road, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, November 1st, with a memorial service to follow at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts made in John's name to K!
eep Knoxville Beautiful, P.O. Box 385, Knoxville, TN 37901.
FERNANDEZ, JENNIFER - age 20, died unexpectedly October 28, 2007. She was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral. Jennifer was a graduate of West High School and a student at the University of Tennessee. Her survivors include her parents, Hector and Martha Fernandez; brother, Jonathan; and sister, Janet; a grandfather; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral Mass 10:00 A.M. Friday at Sacred Heart Cathedral with Father Alex Waraksa officiating. The family will receive friends 4-7:00 P.M. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com
GRAHAM, JOANN - age 81 of Knoxville, passed away at Baptist Hospital on Tuesday, October 30, 2007. She was a longtime member of Hillcrest Methodist Church, where she was an active member of the Top Forty Club and was president of the Fidelis Sunday School Class. Before retiring, she worked for Dr. J. Gordon Smith, Dr. E.C. Idol and Baptist Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Ethel Berrier; husband, James "Jim" Graham; sister, Mildred Bogle; brothers, Fred Berrier Jr. and Bob Berrier. She is survived by son, Don Graham and wife, Connie of Knoxville; grandchildren, Shawn Graham and wife, Anna of Maryville, Jennifer Wood and husband, Paul of New Bern, North Carolina, Chris Graham and wife, Meredith, of Jacksonville, Florida; step-granddaughter, Marjo Chappell of Knoxville; great-granddaughters, Meredith and Ellie Graham of Maryville; step great-grandson, Jordan Wood of New Bern, North Carolina; devoted aunt and cousin, Flora Berrier and Betty Cheatham o!
f Knoxville; stepmother, Margaret Berrier of Knoxville; stepsister, Pat Munday of Austin, Texas; stepbrother, Gary Berrier of Knoxville; and special friend, Bill Spangler. Special thanks to the staff of Baptist Hospital for their care and concerns. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway, with funeral service to follow at 8:00 PM, Rev. Dr. Pat Polis officiating. Family and friends will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery on Friday for 11:00 AM interment services. www.berryfuneralhome.com
GRAY, FREDERICK WILTON (FRED) - age 87 of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away October 30, 2007. He was a member of Eastminister Presbyterian Church. Fred was a World War II veteran having served in the Navy and recently traveled to Washington, DC with the Honor Air Flight for World War II veterans. He was retired from the Federal Government Department of Labor. He was a University of Tennessee graduate and an avid University of Tennessee football fan. Preceded in death by his first wife, June Bishop. Survived by his wife, Jean Gray; children, Karen and Steve Kendall, Susan and Rick Jones, Pamela Montgomery, and Rebecca Mansfield; step-children, Keith and Sylvia Schneider, Linda and David Honold, Kathy and John Vannoy; grandchildren, Candice Kendall, Cristina Kendall, Kaitlyn Jones, Travis Jones, Carrie Higley, Lloyd Montgomery, Katie Mansfield, Bryan Schneider, Marla Finnegan, Nathan Honold, Matthew Honold, Whitney Honold, Kevin Honold, Madison Vannoy, Lauren Vannoy and Chandle!
r Vannoy; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Higley, Timothy Finnegan and Luke Finnegan. Mr. Gray is at Highland Memorial Funeral Home in Bearden, where friends may sign the guest book from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, and from 8:30 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral procession will be leaving Highland Memorial Funeral Home at 2:45 p.m. Thursday for Highland Memorial Cemetery, where graveside rites will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Military rites provided by Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. You can share your thoughts at: www.highlandmemorialparks.com Highland Memorial 588-0567.
HOLBEN, DONALD R. - 88, of Allentown, PA died Sunday, October 28, 2007. He was a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service for 30 years, an Army Veteran of WW II, and was awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Clusters for bravery. Survivors: sons, Dale Holben and wife, Joyce, Larry Holben and wife, Sandy; grandchildren, Lauren, Derrick, Megan, Danny, Kate, Jamie Holben. Memorial services November 1, 2007 at Hope United Church of Christ in Allentown, PA.
HUELS, RICHARD CLAYTON, SR. - of Knoxville, passed away Sunday October 28, 2007, following a lingering illness. He was born in Roanoke, VA and preceded in death by his father, mother and seven siblings. Survived by son, Richard (Ricky) Clayton Huels, Jr. of Knoxville; wife, Sue Reed Huels; several nieces and nephews of VA. Family will receive friends October 30, 2007 7-9 p.m. at Oakley's Funeral Home 318 Church Ave. Roanoke, VA. Graveside and burial 11 a.m. October 31 at Evergreen Burial Park.
JACKSON, CLEOPHUS "GOODIE-MAN" - went from earth to glory, Friday, October 26, 2007 after a brave battle with cancer. Formerly a employee of twenty plus years at K. C. D. C. Goodie was a man of many talents. Master mechanic, singer, son, husband, father, and a friend to all. Preceded in death by father, Tommy Lee Jackson; grandparents, Hiriam and Bernice Kimber; mother-in-law, Crealia Ervin; father-in-law, Erskine Patton and brother-in-law, Reginald Patton Sr. Survivors, loving and devoted wife, Eartha Jackson; loving mother, Dollie Kimber; devoted children, Clesha (Eugene) Littlejohn, Shakira (Travis) Moultry, Cleophus (Tia) Smith; grandchildren, Piers and Christian Littlejohn, Travis and Treyvon Moultry; Cortland, Tywan, Dorian, Cleanna, and a host of other grandchildren; sisters, Juanit (Lloyd) Fears, YaVonne, Cathy, and Sharon Kimber; brothers, Author (Carletta) Kimber, Lonnell and Douglas Kimber; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; devoted in-law, to include!
the Ervin, Atwater, Blunt, and Patton families. Special thank to Chaplain Phil Gross and the Baptist Hospice Center; Carol Weitering and the staff of Baptist Cancer Society. Family will receive friends, 6:00-6:30 p.m., Thursday at Peace and Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church; funeral service, 6:30 p.m., Rev. John Jordan, officiating. Interment 11:00 a.m., Friday, New Gray Cemetery Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary, www.jarnigansmortuary.com
JERMAN, JADEN TYLER - Infant son of Kenneth and Sara Jerman, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2007. Preceded in death by sister, Lily Michelle Jerman; grandmother, Gayle Jerman and aunt, Kellie Towe. Survived by grandparents, Nana, Louise McCurry; Papaw, Red McCurry; Papaw, James Jerman; Uncle, Mark Jerman; great grandmothers, Mary McCurry and Arzetta England; several cousins, aunts and uncles. Family and friends will meet 11 am Thursday at Woodhaven Memory Gardens for a graveside service with Reverend David Cash officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 pm at Mynatt Funeral Home, Fountain City. www.mynattfh.com
JOHNSON, WANDA LEE SHIPE - age 72 of West Knoxville, passed away Monday, October 29, 2007 at Parkwest Hospital. She was a member of Rocky Hill Baptist Church. Wanda was retired from Sacred Heart School with over 20 years service and Kroger's, Farragut and Pellissippi locations, with over 13 years service. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com
KASTNER, FRANCES L. - age 95 of Tellico Village passed away Saturday morning, October 27, 2007. Frances was born in Rockville Centre, New York. She was a life long Lutheran and a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Farragut. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of almost 68 years, Howard F. Kastner Sr.; sister, Elaine and brother Clifford. She is survived by her son, Howard Kastner of Tellico Village; grandchildren, Matthew Kastner and Deborah Spresney; great grandchildren, Olivia Kastner and Christopher Spresney; brother, Edgar Bishop; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at Faith Lutheran Church with Dr. Robert Stelter officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church Bldg Fund, 239 Jamestowne Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37934. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Kastner family. www.clickfuneralhome.com
KING, GRACE L. - age 87, of South Knoxville, went to be with the Lord, Monday, October 29, 2007 at home. She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Hubert King; daughter, Dotty Matthews; great-grandchild, Jacob Morino; parents, Sarah and Albert Blair; several brothers and sisters. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Jo and Jack Nave, Nancy and Ronnie McCarter; son-in-law, Mark Matthews; grandchildren, Dawn Matthews, Kelly Hutcherson (Richard), Callie McCarter (Tony Morino), Sarah Flanigan (Brad), Brent Matthews (Star); great-grandchildren, Courtney Matthews, Casey Rhodes, Zachary and Taylor Landers, Alex Hutcherson, Jason and Erika Flanigan, Sierra, Sebastian and Sophia Matthews; sister, Pauline Moore; brother, Oscar Blair; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery on Friday for 10:00 AM graveside services, Mark Matthews officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday at Berr!
y Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. www.berryfuneralhome.com
KITTS, ANDREW THOMAS - age 20 of South Knoxville, departed this life as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Sunday, October 28, 2007. He was employed by Knoxville Public Building Authority, an avid hunter, loved cars and the outdoors. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Robert T. and Mary Ruth Kitts, maternal grandfather, Lawrence Edwin Cogdill, Sr.. Survivors: parents, Jeff and Sonya Kitts; brother, Cory Kitts; fiancee', Jordan Schnurpel; grandmother, Caroline Cogdill; special aunt and uncle, Roy and Linda Cogdill. Dearly loved and missed by family and many friends. Pallbearers will be family and special friends. Funeral service 1 PM Thursday at Atchley's Seymour Chapel with Pastor Elbert Kitts officiating. Interment will follow in Atchley's Seymour Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 5-8 PM Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, TN 37865. (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com.)
MARTIN, ZELMA DALTON - age 91 of Corryton. Went home to be with the Lord October 29, 2007 at her home. Zelma was a member of Clear Springs Baptist Church. Where she was able to attend 9 yrs without missing Sunday school. Preceded in death by husband, Rev. William L. Martin; parents, Rev. R.J. (Bobby) & Zola Dalton; sisters, Mary Albright; brother, Harvey Wilson Dalton. Survivors: daughters, Lorene & Ronnie Carroll, & Linda & Rodney Kropff; 4 grandchildren, Jeffrey Burton, Becky Foster, & James, Kathy Beeler & Roy Lynn, & Rev. Michael Kropff; 2 great-grandchildren, Thomas & Jordan Foster; sisters, Mildred Dyer, Ollie Anderson, Bobbie Jane Thomas. Service 8 pm Tuesday Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City Chapel. Rev. Damon Patterson & Rev. Jerry Vittatoe officiating. Family & friends will meet 10:45 am Wednesday at Clear Springs Baptist Church Cemetery for interment at 11 am. Pallbearers; Maynard Albright, Alfred Albright, Billy Dyer, Bobby Dyer, Wayne Anderson, & Donnie Thomas. !
The family will receive friends 6 to 8 pm Tuesday Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City.
MURPHY, LIZZIE "BETTY"- 78, of Knoxville, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus, Sunday, October 28, 2007 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Preceded in death by parents, husband, Fredrick A. Murphy; father, James Conway; mother, Thelma Adams; stepfather, Folgier Adams; sister, Mary Ruth Childs; infant siblings, Lois and Thomas Smith; son, Michael (Fro) Taylor; nephew, Thomas Frank Conway; grandson, Ernest Lee Comer, Jr. Betty leaves to cherish her memories, brother, Ernest (Elizabeth) Conway; daughters, Phyllis (Calvin) Knaff, Patricia Whisnant-Comer,Sherian (Thomas) Frazier, Kimberly (Burnice-Jr) Jones, Felicia Bone; son, Timothy Murphy; niece, Sonia M. Conway; grandchildren, Robin (Maurice) Woods, Treva D. Stanley, Antwain (Melanie) Taylor, Michael (Big Mike) Taylor, Kendra (Padro) Miles, Makaiya Taylor, Rudolph Bone III, Shenora Bone, I'Ana Roberts; great-grandchildren, Averan Savon, Tumas, Tristan, Jaden, Jordyn, Nazir, Tamaiya and Nyla; devoted friends to i!
nclude, Beaulah Reed, Carrie Maxwell, La Conya McCombs, Alma Jean Stiger, Eudora Sharp, Lillie Mae Jones, Anna Pearl Chestnutt, Jessica McKamey and Douglas Hall; Taylor, Rudy Bone and Jackson families; Tabernacle Baptist Church Family, Golden Age Retirement Village Family, Greenhills and Walter P. Taylor Families. Very special thanks to The St. Mary's Ground Central and CCU Units. Family will receive friends, 6:00-6:30 p.m., Friday at Tabernacle Baptist Church; funeral service, 6:30 p.m., Rev. Dr. Eric L. Leake, officiating. Interment 11:00 a.m., Saturday, New Gray Cemetery. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. www.jarnigansmortuary.com
OWNBY, SARAH EDITH - of Seymour passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2007. She was a graduate of University of Tennessee and taught in Knox City Schools throughout her career. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and attended First Baptist Church Seymour. She was preceded in death by her parents, Giles and Rosa Lowe Ownby, sister, Maude Ownby Miller, nieces, Blanche Miller Huff and Wilma Miller Harris. Survivors: nephew: Bob Miller and wife Jill. A host of great nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside service 11 AM Thursday in Alder Branch Cemetery with the Rev Chris Cupp officiating. Family and friends may call at their convenience from 12-4 PM Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home Seymour, 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, TN 37865. www.atchleyfuneralhome.com
PASSONS, DAVID RICHARD - age 72 of Lenoir City, formerly of Sparta, passed away suddenly early Tuesday morning, October 30, 2007. David was a member of the Virtue Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was a former member of the Lions Club and was an avid golfer. David was a graduate of Tennessee Tech University. He was retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems Inc and was a veteran of the U S Air Force. David preceded in death by his parents, James Monroe Passons and Varina Mai Rawlston Passons; brother, James Thomas (Jim) Passons. Survivors: wife of 50 years, JoAnn Trobaugh Passons; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Virginia Passons, Donald and Betty Passons all of Sparta, Joan Passons of Farragut; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday followed by funeral services at 5 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with Rev. Don McConnell officiating. Graveside services 11 a.m. Thursday (c.s.t.) at the Old Union Cemete!
ry in Sparta. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Passons family. www.clickfuneralhome.com
PICKEREL, EDNA MURIEL TEDDY - 82, of Loudon, died October 27, 2007 at Specialty Hospital in Knoxville, TN from complications from an earlier surgery. "Teddy", born Jan 14, 1925, in Boonah, Queensland, Australia, was the youngest of nine children born to Ernest Thomas Love and Mary Ann Pocock. Teddy served in the Women's Royal Australian Air Force during World War II as a radio operator at General MacArthur's Headquarters in Brisbane. In 1944 she married an American serviceman Robert L. Pickerel. That marriage ended in a divorce in 1980. In 1946 she came to the United States to join her husband. She settled in Salem, Oregon and lived there until 2003, when she moved to Loudon, Tennessee to be closer to her children. She proudly became an American citizen in 1949. In 1990 Teddy retired from Agripac in Salem. A cradle to grave Episcopalian, Teddy was very active first in St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Salem, OR and later in the Church of the Resurrection in Loudon, TN. Garde!
ning and cooking gave her much pleasure. Until recent years she has enjoyed world travel and recently renewed her passport with travel thoughts of Belize. She is survived by two sisters, Eileen Raguse and Beatrice Rodgers of Queensland, Australia. She is also survived by three children and their spouses; Leigh and Loren Whittaker, Loudon TN; Suzzane Jewett and her fianc Charles Stoots, Hampton VA; and Robert J. and Cathy Pickerel of Marietta GA. She had seven grandchildren, Tyson Whittaker, Nottingham MD; Noelle Barefoot, Smithfield VA; Tina Thompson, Huntersville, NC; Robert S. Pickerel, Alpharetta, GA; Jacob Pickerel, Marietta GA; Grant Jewett, Wilmington NC; and Juliana Clark, Dayton Ohio. Ten great grandchildren also survive their "Nan Teddy". Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 3, at the Church of the Resurrection, Loudon, TN. Rev. Claire Keene will officiate. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Of!
fice of Development 2900 Rocky Point Dr, Tampa FL 33607-1460. !
neral Home in Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com
REAGAN, EDITH KEITH - 97, of Knoxville passed away Tuesday October 30, 2007 at Park west Hospital. Edith was a member of Third Creek Baptist Church and loved flowers and started Valley Farm which she operated with her husband and son for 30 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Perry and Idal (Dutton) Keith, husband John E. Reagan, 2 sisters, Irene Easterly and Ruby Hicks, 3 brothers, Leonard, Lester and Cecil Keith. Edith is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Don and Sue Reagan of Knoxville; 1 granddaughter, Susan and Glenn Russell of Hartsford; sister-in-law, Martha Keith of Knoxville; nieces, Nancy Etherington, Brenda Voiles, Donna Langston; nephews, Cecil, Cliffton, George, Richard and Dr. Robert Carl Keith and Lane Easterly; special friends, Ann Wallace and Karen Smith and numerous friends survive Edith. The family will receive friends Thursday November 1, 2007 at Weaver Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted Friday November 2, 200!
7 at Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Braddom and Rev. Alfred Royer. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Grace Baptist Senior Adult Bus Ministry. 7171 Oakridge Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37931 Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the final arrangements for Mrs. Edith Keith Reagan.
ROACH, TANYA RENEE - age 47, of Knoxville, passed away at home on October 25, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael (Micky) Roach; father, Kyle B. Bevins. Survived by: son, Buford Anthony Wayne Bevins and Susan Grahl; three granddaughters, Henley, Camron, Laya, mother, Sarah Emily Bevins; 5 sisters; many nieces, nephews and close friends. A memorial service will be held Friday, November 2, 2007 at 7:30 at Walnut Hill Baptist Church, 8450 Pleasant Hill Road, Mascot, Tennessee.
ROBERTS, GAVIN ANTHONY - of Knoxville born October 29, 2007 and passed away October 29, 2007 at UT Medical Center. Survived by parents, Troy Roberts and April Ward, and several other family members. Family and friends will meet 1:45 pm Thursday, November 1, 2007 at the Rutledge Pike Baptist Church Cemetery for a 2:00 pm graveside service with Rev. Bill Goosie officiating. Arrangements by Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, 523-4999. www.bridgesfuneralhome.com
SAMUEL, J'MARCUS DEVON - departed this life on Sunday, October 28, 2007 at U.T. Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Unity Mortuary.
SHARP, MARION NOLAN - age 81, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord October 29, 2007. He retired from Lays packing company and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many years. Preceded in death by his parents, Etheridge and Elizabeth Sharp and three brothers. Survived by his wife of 59 years, Grace Sharp; and sons, Mike and wife Peggy and Rick and wife Karen; sister, Dorothy Nipper; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday, November 1, 2007 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Highland South Memorial Park Chapel with the funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. with Reverend Archie Elliott and Reverend Jack Easter officiating. Interment services with military honors will be Friday, November 2, 2007 at 11 a.m. in Highland South Memorial Park. Guest book may be signed at www.highlandmemorialparks.com Highland South Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations (573-7300) are honored to serve the family of Marion Nolan Sharp.
SMELCHER, LEE ROY (PEE WEE) - age 91, of Sevierville, passed away October 30, 2007. He was born in the Seymour area to W.A. and Susie Green Smelcher. He was a veteran of World War II and a 60 year member of the American Legion Post 104. He was an employee of Sevier County Electric System for 32 years and member of Knob Creek Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Murel, Charles, Alvin, and Wendell; sisters, Mayme Lewis, Anna Mae Smelcer, Katherine Whaley, Mary Helen (Nannie) Allen. Survivors: wife of 64 years, Pauline (Polly) Reagan Smelcher; son, Ronnie Lee Smelcher and special devoted daughter-in-law, Sherry; grandsons, Scott and Josh; great-grandchildren, Tanner, Brea, and Hailey; brother, Raymond; sisters, Ruth and Blackie Johnson, Zelma and Glenn Breeden; numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws, and a host of special friends. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church T.V. ministry, 317 Parkway, Sevierville, Tennessee, 37862, !
or Knob Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 959 N. Knob Creek Road, Seymour, Tennessee, 37865. Funeral service 7 PM Thursday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. W.A. Galyon and Rev. Terry Parton officiating. Interment 11 AM Friday in Knob Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4-7 PM Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com)
TOWNSEND, RHONDA RUNYON - age 48 of Loudon, passed away Saturday morning at Fort Loudoun Medical Center. Rhonda was a member of Prospect Baptist Church, Office Manager with CrossRidge Precision, Inc. of Oak Ridge; graduate of LHS class of '77. She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Maurice "Reece" Runyon. Survivors include her beloved husband, Jeff Townsend; mother, Sarah Brown Runyon; sister and brother in law, Robin and Clay Townson; nephew, Dylan Townson; father in-law, Denny Townsend and wife, Pat; mother in-law, Faye Townsend, all of Loudon; brothers in-law, Jerry and wife, Linda Townsend of Virginia, Lance and wife, Donna Townsend of Knoxville; sisters in-law, Denise and husband, Gary Quillen of Loudon, and Paisley and husband, Jim Rohen of Lenoir City; Godchildren, Kaylen and Maggie Lindsey; several nieces and nephews as well as special pets, Dakota and Baker. Funeral services 8:00 PM Wednesday, Prospect Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Irons and Rev. Gerald Perry!
officiating. The family will gather 10:00 AM Thursday at McGill-Karnes Funeral Home and process to Reed Springs Cemetery for an 11:00 AM interment service with Rev. Jon Henson officiating. Serving as pallbearers, Joey Oody, Steve Oody, Doug Brown, Patrick Ingram, Michael Hawk, Eddie Lorenz, Danny Isbill and Bill Kirkland. Contributions in memory of Rhonda may be made to the Loudon County Animal Shelter, 250 Jamie Drive, Loudon, TN 37774. The family will receive friends 5-8 PM Wednesday prior to the service at Prospect Baptist Church. McGill-Karnes Funeral Home, Loudon.
TUGGLE, KENNETH A. "SONNY" - 68, of Etowah, TN died Tuesday morning, October 30, 2007 at Woods Memorial Hospital. He was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County and a retired engineer with CSX Railroad. He was a son of the late Jim and Ruby Bivens Tuggle and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Preceded in death by parents; two brothers, Harold David Tuggle, and infant brother, Jackie Tuggle. Survivors: wife, Jane Sloop Tuggle of Etowah, TN; 1 daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Dave Wallace of Knoxville, TN; 1 son, David Tuggle of Etowah, TN; beloved granddaughter, Meredith Wallace of Knoxville, TN; 1 sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Suzy Sloop and Richard Tallent of Murfreesboro, TN; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007 at Green Hill Cemetery. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery for the service. Layspeaker Dennis Bordwine will officiate. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the St. Jude!
's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Bordwine Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. If you were unable to attend this visitation or service, you may sign the guest registry at www.bordwinefuneralhome.com.
WALKER, MRS. RUBY GROSECLOSE - age 88 of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2007 at Jefferson County Nursing Home. She was a member of City View Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Walker, Sr.; parents, Sidney and Lela Groseclose; brother, Frank Groseclose; son-in-law, Marshall Capps, Sr. She is survived by her daughters, Frances Walker and Haroldine Capps; daughter and son-in-law, Miriam and Jim Quick; son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Betty Walker, Jr.; grandchildren and spouses, Ray (Stacey) Capps, Jim Quick, Jr., Tammy (Eric) Morrison, and Tracy (Bryan) Roderick; great grandchildren, Jeffrey, Kelsey, and Paige Quick, Kayla Morrison, Caitlin and Alysah Roderick, and Meghanne Capps; sister, Pauline Dale, sister-in-law, Miriam Groseclose; niece, nephew and several cousins. Funeral service 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at Stevens Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Grant Bishop, Rev. Kemp Wynn, and Rev. Gene Hurley officiating. Family and f!
riends will meet 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, October 31 at Greenwood Cemetery for a 2:00 p.m. graveside service and interment. Pallbearers: Richard Bellah, Don Widby, Ray Capps, Jim Quick, Jr., Bryan Roderick, and Eric Morrison. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway. Mrs. Walker's guest book is also available at www.stevensmortuaryinc.com
WILCOX, CLARENCE ROBERT "BOB" - age 62 of Greenback, passed away Sunday evening October 28, 2007 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. He attended Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents, King David and Martha Cagle Wilcox; brothers, Taft Wilcox and Jim Wilcox; sister, Rosie Lester. Survivors: wife, Jane Catlett Wilcox; daughters and sons in law, Kathy Kirkland of Oak Ridge, Shannon and Billy Lawson of Greenback, April and Rev. Casey King of Greenback; grandchildren, Joshua Kirkland, Jeremy Kirkland, Kayla King, Sidney King, Macy Lawson, Caden Lawson; sisters, Stella Johnson of Oak Ridge, Ethel Snodgrass of Tellico Plains; brothers, Ralph Wilcox of Knoxville, Bill Wilcox of Powell; special friends, Bill Newby, Ben Tarwater, and many other special friends, several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8:00 pm Thursday November 1, 2007 at Miller Funeral Home, Magnolia Chapel, Rev. Casey King and Billy Lawson officiating. Family and friends will m!
eet at Knob Creek Cemetery in Sevier County at 2:00 pm Friday for the interment service. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association P.O. Box 840692 Dallas, TX 75284-0692. Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. www.millerfuneralhome.org
WILLIAMS, BENJAMIN W. "BEN", JR. - 69 of Sewell Road, Philadelphia, died Monday, October 29, 2007. Ben was a retired employee of Maremont, member of Valley View Freewill Baptist Church and veteran of the Air Force. Preceded in death by parents, Ben & Bertha Axley Williams; brothers, John & Lawrence Williams; sister, Ruby Williams. Survivors: wife, Roberta Craig Williams; daughters, Devita Johnston, Lenoir City, Sissy Myers, Loudon; son, Richard Williams, Maryville; brothers, A.T. Williams, Greenback & Herbert Williams of Georgia; sisters, Helen Williams & Bobby Williams; 2 granddaughters, Amanda & Ashley; 2 great grandchildren, Alyssa & Lucas. A special thank you to Lenoir City Dialysis, Rural Metro & Loudon Health Care Center. Funeral services 7 p.m. Wednesday Loudon Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Norman Heath officiating. Interment Loudon Co. Memorial Gardens 11 a.m. Thursday with Military Honors by Loudon County Veterans Honor Guard. Family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Wednes!
day Loudon Funeral Home.
WILSON, ARTHUR WAYNE "BILL" - age 66, of Seymour, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2007 at UT Hospital. He was a member of Eusebia Presbyterian Church and was a veteran of the United States Army with 20 years of service. Survivors include wife, Lois Wilson; son, Adam Wilson (Mary); daughter, Dawn Ubanowitz; grandchildren, Micah, Griffen, and Gabriel Wilson; stepdaughters, Mary Elizabeth Ayers (Terry) and Victoria Ann Robinson. A memorial service, led by Pastor Rob Williamson, will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, November 4, 2007 at Eusebia Presbyterian Church, 1701 Burnett Station Road, Seymour. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Eusebia Presbyterian Church, 1701 Burnett Station Road, Seymour, Tennessee 37865. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. www.berryfuneralhome.com
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