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Subject: [TNMORGAN] Knoxville News-Sentinel Obituaries January 23, 2008
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 18:01:08 GMT
AYERS, MR. J. P. - age 77 of Jacksboro, Tennessee passed away Monday, January 21, 2008, at his home. He attended the LaFollette Church of God. He was preceded in death by his parents, Finley and Jessie Miller Ayers; parents-in-law, Glenn and Hester Bruce Hatmaker; and brothers-in-law, Fred Hatmaker and Charles Longmire. He was a member and chairman of the Campbell County Board of Education from 1964 to 1968. He served as Campbell County Property Assessor from 1968 until his retirement in 1992, and was active in various civic organizations throughout his life. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Margaret Hatmaker Ayers of Jacksboro; son, Joseph M. Ayers and wife, Katherine; granddaughters whom he adored, Molly and Julia Ayers; sister, Betty Lou Longmire, all of LaFollette; brother, Noah Ayers of Rockwood, TN; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services Thursday 10 A.M. at the LaFollette Church of God with Pastors Jeffery Armstrong and Darryl Ross officiating. !
Interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family graciously requests that donations be made to the Smoky Mountain Children's Home, P. O. Box 4391, Sevierville, TN 37864. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at the LaFollette Church of God. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. J. P. Ayers.
BEELER, EDITH W. - age 91 of Washburn passed away Monday, January 21, 2008 at the home of her granddaughter, Debbie Davis, who was her caregiver at Rutledge, TN. She was a member of Elm Springs Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her parents, Anderson and Mary Jane (Bowling) Helton; husband, Bradley Beeler; daughters, Auga Floella, Mary Cindy Beeler, and Vontilla Acuff; great grandson, Lucas Davis; sisters, Alice Nisley and Pearlie Welch; brothers, Ural, Lloyd, Luther, Elmer, Paul, Clyde and James Helton. Survived by daughter, Naomi (Murlin) Reed of Maryville, TN; sons Foy (Sue) Beeler of Morristown, TN, and J.B. (Belle) Beeler of Washburn, TN; son-in-law who she was a mother to, Rev. Roy (Maggie) Acuff; grandsons, David (Sandy) Acuff, Donald (Belinda) Acuff, Rodney Reed, and Bradley (Amy) Reed; granddaughters, Debbie (Clifford) Davis, Donna (Joe) Walker, Darnell (Randy) Kincaid, Denise (William) Lawson, Delora (Mickey) Long, and Rhonda (Ricky) Green; 20 great grandchildren!
; 6 great great grandchildren; 1 step-great granddaughter; 1 step-great great grandson; sister, Ruth Bailey of Washburn, TN; brothers, Cecil Helton of Washburn, TN, and Fred Helton of Knoxville, TN; and a host of other family and friends. Special thanks to Baptist Health (Hospice). Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at Beeler's Chapel Methodist Church with Rev. David Acuff and Rev. Hal Crockett officiating. The body will lie in-state for one hour prior to the funeral service. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00-9:00 pm Tuesday at Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, 523-4999. www.bridgesfuneralhome.com
BRITTON, SUE KNIPP - formerly of Knoxville, passed away January 18 in Greeneville. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Taylor Britton; and a daughter, Anne Hudson Vaughn. Mrs. Britton was a member of Church Street United Methodist Church. The graveside service will be at 2:00 Tuesday at the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery. Rev. Cabel W. Trent and Rev. William J. Fowler will officiate.
COPELAND, DORTHA (DOT) TIPTON - age 93, of Corryton, died 7:30 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2008 at Holston Health Care Center. Member of Little Flat Creek Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Tillman T. Copeland; daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Jerry Gardner. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Everette McMurry of Corryton; grandsons and wives, Everette Jr. and Louise McMurry of Dandridge, Jeff and Renee McMurry of Knoxville; 3 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; sisters, Alice Cardwell of Knoxville, Faye Wilson of Fort Mill, SC; brother, Rusty Tipton of Knoxville; several nieces; nephews; other family members and friends. The family would like to express their appreciation to the doctors and staff at Holston Health Care, especially Chuck, Cathy and Dixie for their care and kindness. Funeral service 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens Chapel with Rev. R.C. Harless and David McMurry officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Gr!
eenwood Cemetery for an 11:00 a.m. graveside service and interment. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway. Mrs. Copeland's guest book is also available at www.stevensmortuaryinc.com
CRYE, JOHN LAWRENCE "DADDY JOHN" - age 78 of Powell peacefully moved into his Heavenly home on January 22, 2008 while surrounded by his loving family. A graduate of Knoxville Central High School and The University of Tennessee, he proudly served with the United States Army in the Korean Conflict. Many years of active community service included not only his valued support, but also service on the board of directors and terms of presidency with his local P.T.A. and Kiwanis organizations. He was instrumental in securing the funding and construction of the Powell High School football field and Scarboro Stadium while serving with the Powell High Boosters Club. A 33 year long member and former treasurer of First Baptist Church of Powell, he held dear his very special friends in the Fred Henry Sunday School Class. A loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, "Daddy John" will be missed by all whose lives he touched, sharing his unique smile and laughter with throughout the yea!
rs. His home was one where Jesus was honored, all were welcome and no stranger has ever entered. Preceded in death by: parents, Pearl and Glenn Crye and sister-in-law, Jo Ann Crye. Survived by his loving and wholly devoted wife of 53 years, Shirley Ann Slover Crye; daughters and sons-in-law, Alescia and Al Leinart and Angela and Bub Wyrick; sons, Jon and Brad Crye; grandchildren, Nathan Coker and wife Mollie, Eric Coker, Kayla and Tyler Wyrick, Nicole, Emily and Katie Beth Crye; brothers and sisters-in-law, Duane and Sue Crye, Phil and Ann Crye, Bob and Janis Crye; brother-in-law and wife, Van Abbott and Teresa and their daughter Ashley; many loving nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 12:45 pm Friday at Greenwood Cemetery for interment service at 1 p.m., Pastor Phil Jones officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and sons-in-law. In lieu of flowers make donations to the Alzheimer's Association, 2200 Sutherland Ave., Suit H102, Knoxville, Tn. 37919. Fa!
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sent from 6 to 8 pm Thursday at Mynatt Funeral Home Ftn. City. www.mynattfh.com
DANIELS, HELEN PRICHETT - age 69 of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2008. Helen was a favorite sister. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Joseph Daniels. Her survivors include her children, Gregory Daniels, Marc Daniels and wife, Cheryl, Brian Daniels, Barbara Smith, Mary Hickman and husband, Duff; grandchildren, Marc, Robert, Matthew, Steven and Patrick; two great grandchildren; sisters, Nancy Mitchell and Peggy Foreman; and brother, Ronnie Pritchett and wife, Evelyn. The family will receive friends Friday 4:30-6:00 P.M. followed at 6:00 P.M. by the funeral service at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tennessee Cancer Clinic. www.rosemortuary.com
DAVIS, KYLE B. - age 86 of Knoxville, passed away suddenly Monday, January 21, 2007 at Parkwest Hospital. He was a member of Ball Camp Baptist Church. He was a member of Faith Lodge 756 and honorary member of Beaver Ridge Lodge #366 and Alpha Lodge # 376, 32 Degree KCCH Scottish Rite Temple, Kerbela Shrine Temple and West Knox Shrine Club and a member of Smokey Mountain Model A Club. Preceded in death by four children and several brother and sisters. Survived by wife, Ruby Stewart Davis; son, Gregory Phillip Davis and wife, Terry of Knoxville; daughter, Mrs. Norman (Jean) Browder of Kingsport; grandson, Joe Kyle Fleenor and wife, Amy of Kingsport; step-grandson, Ryan Owenby; granddaughters, Mrs. Gene (Renea) Hyder of Kingsport, Robin Trivett of Church Hill, Mrs. Merrell (Darlene) Gibson of Church Hill, Mrs. Lee (Patricia) Fordyce of Pensacola, FL, Ms. Kimberly Davis and Ms. Kourtney Davis both of Knoxville; step-daughters, Mrs. Tom (Jane) White of Columbia, TN and Mrs. Charl!
es (Janice) Ford of Cocoa, FL.; great-grandchildren, Summer, Seth, Brett and Brittany Hyder, Carla and Julie Boreing, Nichole and Jessee Trivett, Christian Gibson, Jessica, Rachel and J.J. Fleenor and Lorin Fordyce. The family will receive friends 6-8 pm Wednesday at Weaver's Chapel with a Masonic service at 8 pm and the funeral service to follow. Reverends, Ed Winters and Steve Foster officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 pm Thursday at Oak Ridge Memorial Park for a 2 pm graveside service. Honorary pallbearers: Richard Gibson, Obie Goins, Clay Reagan and Tom Ailey. Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home. www.mem.com
DUNCAN, CARL - age 51, of Heiskell, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at this residence. He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by son, David Lynn Duncan; mother, Mary "Pete" Duncan; sister, Nadine York; brother, David Glenn Duncan. Survivors: wife, Sandy Duncan of Heiskell; children, Carl Edward Duncan of Knoxville, Chris Ridenour, Beth Ridenour & James Duncan, all of Heiskell; father, H. P. Duncan of Briceville; grandchildren, Mallory, Alex & Alexis Duncan; brother, Hubert Duncan & wife, Clara, of Lake City; sisters, Becky & Caney Terry of Bethel, Nancy & Jack Young of Wartburg, Trina Duncan of Briceville, Jennifer & Jerry of Clinton; brother-in-law, Tony & Cheri Ridenour of Heiskell; sister-in-law, Jon & Pattie Curchy of Clinton; several nieces & nephews and host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 23, 2007 from 6 to 8 PM at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with funeral service to!
follow at 8:00PM in the chapel. Graveside services will be Saturday, January 26th. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.
ENDRES, PATRICIA "PATTI" ANDERSON - age 52, of Talbott, passed away Monday, January 21, 2008 at her home. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and a proud supporter of the Knoxville Zoo and The National Wildlife Federation. She was employed by Bellsouth for many years and then was employed by Walters State Community College where she retired after 28 years. Patti was preceded in death by her father, James Lynn (Buddy) Anderson; all of her grandparents; and her cats, Aster and Cleo. She is survived by her mother, June Anderson; husband, Tim Endres and their pets, Missy Jules and Mozart; brother and sister in law, Rick and Tina Anderson of Atlanta, GA; nieces, Ashley and Jessica also of Atlanta, GA; special aunt, Kate Black; and great aunt, Ruth Lawson. Family and friends will gather at Centenary United Methodist for the visitation Thursday from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. with the funeral following at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Dwight Kenney and Rev. Kenny Connors officiati!
ng. The graveside service will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. in Jarnigan Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Centenary United Methodist Church. Mayes Mortuary, (423) 586-3211, is honored to serve the family.
GREENLEE, RUBY METTIE - age 82, of Rutledge, passed away January 21, 2008 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Knoxville. She was a member of Blue Springs Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by her twin brother, Rube Berkley; brother, Clifford Berkley; son, Joe Greenlee; and daughter, Barbara G. Jackson. Survivors include son, Gail T. (Janet) Greenlee of Morristown; granddaughter, Angie (Keith) Lamb of Bean Station; grandson, Ryan Greenlee; great grandchildren, Taylor, Bailey, and Blake Lamb, Maddison Greenlee; brothers, Charles (Jenny) Berkley, J.H. (Mildred) Berkley; sisters, Maxine (Howard) Drinnon, and Trula (Jack) Jordan; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at Blue Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Stacey Lawson and Rev. Danny Lamb officiating. Graveside services will be Thursday, 11:00 A.M. at Blue Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, 6:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. prior to services!
at the church. Smith Funeral Home of Rutledge in charge of arrangements.
GUYTON, DR. JAMES ROY, JR. - age 77 of Loudon County, passed away Monday morning, January 21, 2008. Dr. Guyton was born September 8, 1930 in Tupelo, Mississippi to the late James R. Guyton, Sr. and Vera Randolph Guyton. He received his BS and MD degrees from Tulane University in New Orleans. He served his residency at Tulane University\Charity Hospital in New Orleans. Dr. Guyton came to Knoxville in 1962 to be a radiologist and physician at Ft. Sanders Presbyterian Hospital, where he later served as Chief of Staff. Dr. Guyton served his country as a Captain in the United States Air Force at Shaw AFB in South Carolina. He was a member of Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Farragut and the Tupelo Masonic Lodge #318 F&AM in Mississippi. He was also a member the Scottish Society of Knoxville and served as the Second President of the Gatlinburg Highland Games. He is survived by his wife, Arline Winchester Guyton; children and spouses: Kelly Guyton Fr�re (Matthew B. Fr!
�re) of Loudon County, James Scott Guyton (Lisa Crawford Guyton) and The Honorable Holton Bruce Guyton (Stephanie Whittle Guyton) all of Knoxville; three grandchildren: Emily Smallcomb (Christopher Smallcomb), Jenny E. Guyton and Parker James Guyton all of Knoxville; one sister, Patti Guyton Nuermberger (Dave L. Nuermberger) of PeeWee Valley, KY; two nephews, Dr. Eric Nuermberger (Dr. Shannon Putman) of Baltimore, MD, Brett Neurmberger (Nicole) of Glen Carbon, IL. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, January 24, at Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 400 Everett Road, Farragut, TN 37934, 865-966-9040. Rev Leonard Turner, Rev. Alphonso Marquez and Dr. Robert S. Moore, Sr. will officiate. A receiving of friends will follow the service at the church. Private graveside services and interment with full military honors will be conferred by the Loudon County Veterans Honor Guard on Friday at the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on Northshore Drive in Knoxv!
ille. Those wishing to make memorial contributions may send th!
em to: U
nion Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 400 Everett Road, Knoxville, TN 37934 or The Salvation Army, Knoxville Unit, P.O. Box 669, Knoxville, TN 37901. Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com
HATFIELD, ROBERT (JIM) - age 71 of the Tellico Village Community, Loudon, formerly of Whitwell passed away Monday, January 21, 2008. He was an active member of Tellico Village Community Church. Jim received his BA degree from the University of Tennessee and his Masters Degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He was a retired Chief Information Officer. Jim was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the U.S. Navy, a member of the American Legion Post #256 and a member of the Rainbow Linksters. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edith Pickett and Gus Hatfield and brother, Gus. Survived by his wife of 22 years, Ginny Jepsen Hatfield; children, Denise, Donna, Vivian, Jim, Steve and Renee; 16 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. A celebration of Jim's life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2008 at the Tellico Village Community Church with Rev. Marty Singley officiating. Full military honors will be conferred by the Loud on County Veteran's Honor Guard. A reception!
will follow the service at the church. Private inurnment will be in the Tellico Village Community Church Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tellico Village Community Church, 130 Chota Center, Loudon, TN 37774. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com
HEIDENREICH, PAUL(RICK) - 50, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord Sunday, January 20, 2008 at U.T. Medical Center. He was a member of Word For The World Ministries in Knoxville, President of Bikers with Bibles. Rick was also a lay minister. He was employed by U.S. Post Office and served in the United States Army. He was a loving husband and father. He was preceded in death by parents, Harry and Lucille Heidenrich, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. He is survived by wife of 18 years, Dedra Heidenreich of Knoxville; 4 sons, Mike, James, Chris, and Geoffrey; 1 daughter, Brittany Heidenreich, all of Knoxville; 3 brothers and 2 sisters; 5 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Bishop Mychal and Donna Spence, and Ron and Jan Cantrell. The family will receive friends Wednesday Jan. 23, 2008 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at Lynnhurst Greenwood Chapel. Service at 7:00 P.M with Bishop Mychal Spence officiating. Family and friends will meet at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery Thursda!
y at 9:30 A.M. for graveside service. Arrangements by Lynnhurst Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home.
IVENS, VIRGINIA SUE "GRANNY" DITMORE - 78 of Maryville passed away, Monday, January 21, 2008 at Blount Memorial TCC. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Ivens; parents, Annie and Bob Ditmore; grandson, Phillip Ivens; daughter in law, Debbie Ivens; brothers, Junior who was killed in France during WWII and Gerald Ditmore; sister, Louise Wilkins. Survived by son, John Ivens of Athens, sons and daughters in law, Gerald and Sheila Ivens of Maryville, Kevin and Janice Ivens of Maryville; grandchildren, Rodney and Tina Ivens, Robert and LeAnn Ivens, Julie and Travis Hudgens, Tracy and Amanda Patterson, Lee and Trina Ivens; great grandchildren, Justice, Jordan, Jaden, Halie, Jesse, Jacob, Cannon, Cassie, Alex, Brad, Chissy, Tyler, Brian and Christopher; brother and sister in law, Bill and Gloria Ditmore of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Virginia also left friends including Lola!
Irwin Russell, Effie Stratton and like a daughter Nancy Ivens Lewis. Special thanks to 5th floor oncology nurses at Blount Memorial, and the nurses and staff at Morning View TCC. Funeral service 8:00 PM Thursday, January 24, 2008 at Miller Funeral Home Magnolia Chapel, Rev. Tracy Patterson, Rev. Arkie Baker and Pastor Tom Hatley officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:00 PM Friday at Big Creek Cemetery in Madisonville for the graveside and interment service. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. www.millerfuneralhome.org
LANGFORD, JAMES (JIM) - of Farragut, 5/23/35-1/20/08, it is with great sadness we announce the passing of our husband and daddy, but we all know he's in a better place now. Jim left us all so very proud of him. He was a retired electrical engineer at TVA and a retired Master Sergeant from the 134th refueling group at McGhee Tyson AFB. Jim worked with NASA for eight years at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. He spent many years racing hydro plane boats in Knoxville and all over the country. He had a wonderful life. Even though we were not ready to let him go, we all know he was ready. So that is what comforts us. Jim is survived by the love of his life Kay; daughter and grandsons Cindy, Shane, and Chase Jackson; daughter and grandson, Pam Cooper and Preston Pool; great granddaughter, Chy Jackson and great-grandson, Eli Jackson. The family will receive friends on Wednesday 1/23/08 from 5 to 6 p.m. with a Celebration of Life to follow at 6 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Farr!
agut Chapel with Rev. Bruce Edwards officiating. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Langford family. www.clickfuneralhome.com
LETHCO, EDNA - age 75, passed away Monday evening, January 21, 2008 at home. She was a member of South Knoxville Church of God. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Pam and Danny Allen, Diane and Bud Shuler; sons and daughters-in-law, Walt and Linda Gilbert, Don and Kim Gilbert; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Allen Scrudder; brother, Gene Hayes; brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Faye Hayes; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, Berry Chapel, Rev. Robert Branch officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Ricky and Randy Hayes, Greg and Allen Hayes, Gary Scrudder and Tom Davis. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. www.berryfuneralhome.com
LONES, WILLIAM (BILL) F. - age 76 of Knoxville, passed away Monday, January 21, 2008 at St. Mary's Hospice. He was a member of St. Paul Methodist Church. He was a Hamm Radio Operator and a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics. He was a 1950 graduate of Central High School and a 1954 graduate of U.T. with a degree in transportation. He retired in June 1990 from K.U.B. as manager of transportation after 39 years of service. Preceded in death by wife, Joan Lones; parents, Frank B. Lones and Carrie Cobb Lones. Survivors: sister and brother-in-law, Mary M. and Don K. Holbert; niece, Shari Lynn Messer; nephew, Scott Messer; a host of friends and neighbors. Family and friends will meet 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Memorial Park for a 1:00 p.m. graveside service and interment with Rev. Don Ferguson officiating. Honorary pallbearers, Crawford Turner, Bob Lyle, Clyde Goforth, Jerry Dalton, David Wolfe, Glenn Thompson, Doug Tate, Bill Akin, Ken Stevenson, Robert Wildsmith. Th!
e family will receive friends Tuesday 5 - 7:00 p.m. at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at N. Broadway. Mr. Lones' guest book is also available at www.stevensmortuaryinc.com
MINK MILDRED (MYATT) - age 89, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, January 21, 2008 at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a much loved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She was a member of Washington Pike United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, John R. Mink Jr. and her bother, Harbert Myatt Jr. She is survived by sons and daughter-in-law John H. and Judy Monk, William L. Mink; grandchildren and their spouses, Sarah and Ricky Bradford, Jessica and Joey Toth, Melissa Mink, Rachael Howerton, Joshua Mink, Laura Wolfenbarger, Rebbecca and Billy Turpin; eight great grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Alieen Hope, Marie Beck, Anna and Carroll Thomas; brother and sister-in-law James K. and Jadena Myatt; several nieces and nephews. The Mink family would like thank her extended family, Mildred's neighbors, and the staff at St. Mary's for their kindness and support. Funeral service 7:00 pm Thursday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel Rev. Ra!
ndall Martin officiating. family and friends will meet at 10:45 am Friday at Greenwood Cemetery for an 11:00 am graveside service Rev. Larry Ogle officiating. Family will receive friends 5:00 - 7:00 pm Thursday at Gentry-Griffey Chapel.
NEEDHAM, JULIA ANN OVERTON -age 83, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at Fort Sanders Hospital. She was a lifetime member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church. Julia, a member of the American Quilter's Society was inducted into the National Quilting Association's Master's Guild for creating a "masterpiece quilt." One of her quilts is on permanent display at the museum of the American Quilter's Society in Paducah, Kentucky. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Boyce E. Needham; daughters, Beth O. and Nancy J. Needham; sister, Anita King and husband, J. Carlos King; and sister-in-law, Norma Conover. Family and friends will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery on Friday, January 25, 2008 for 11:00 AM interment services, Rev. David R. Collins officiating. The family asks in lieu of flowers, that donations be sent to Fifth Avenue Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 PM Thursday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. www.berryfuneralhome.com
NOE, DAVID ROWE - 68 years of age. On January 20th, 2008 "Dave" a loving husband, father and pop-pop returned home to be with the Lord. Preceded in death by parents, Redford Rowe and Madge Noe; brother, Norman Noe; and son, David Noe. Left behind are beloved wife, Lucille J. Noe; children, Robert Noe, Maxon Goudy, Teresa and Chris Carden and Theresa Adams; sisters, Loraine Reece and Deloris Lunceford; grandchildren, Candie and Matthew Moore, Maxon Goudy, Jr., Christine Goudy, Brandon Lusby, Darren Carden " Jessie" and Alex Delao. Dave was a founding member of the Country Cowboy Church in Lenoir City, TN. He was a life-long musician and an avid car enthusiast that will be missed by many family and friends. The family will receive friends 6-8 pm Thursday, January 24, 2008 at Weaver's Chapel with the service to follow at 8 pm. Pastor Mike Long officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 Friday, January 25, 2008 at Weaver's to proceed to Lynnhurst Cemetery for an 11 a.m. !
graveside service. Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home. www.mem.com
OWENS, JO ANN - age 73 of Knoxville passed away Jan. 21,2008 at St. Mary's Hospice Halls. She was an employee of Knoxville Glove Company for 53 years. Member of John Sevier Baptist Church. Preceded in death by loving husband John C. Owens, Jr.; parents Charlotte & Elmer Burnette; sister Bobbie Owenby. Survivors ; daughter Rebecca Ford; two grandchildren Matthew Stephens, Laura Ford; sister & brothers-in-law Janie & Hubert McGill, Caroline Gray, Betty Burnette, Brenda & Charles Young; brother & sister-in-law Elmer & Helen Burnette, David & Tina Burnette; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 10:45a.m. Thursday at Greenwood Cemetery for graveside services at 11:00a.m. Pastor Richard Proffitt officiating. Family will receive friends 6 to 8p.m. Wednesday at Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City Chapel. www.mynattfh.com
PICKEL, CLEO R. - age 91, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2008 at Northhaven Nursing Home. She attended Mt. Harmony Baptist Church and Knoxville Baptist Tabernacle. Mrs. Pickel was retired from the Circulation Dept. of the Knoxville Journal and had been active in Order of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her parents, John P. Rector and Emma Osborne Rector; sisters, Lillian Lee and Dorothy Wiles; and brothers, John C. Rector and Taft Rector. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Alford M. Pickel; daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte Ann and Berry Joe Wilson of Huffman, TX; son, Jack E. Pickel of Knoxville; grandchildren, Jeremiah Pickel and wife, Rachael, Brian M. Pickel and Briana Pickel, Mark M. Wilson and wife, Lesa, and Darrin K. Wilson; great grandchildren, Elizabeth and Graham Wilson, Andrew, Jacob and Brandy Pickel; as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Albert Barlow, Rev.!
Mike Vincent, and Rev. Archie Elliott officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8:00 P.M. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com
RANKIN, MR. WILLIAM M. - of Mossy Grove, passed away Monday, January 21, 2008, at the Life Care Center of Morgan County. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Rankin was a dairy farmer for many years prior to becoming an officer with the Tennessee Forestry Department of Conservation. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Rankin; parents, Henry and Amanda Rankin; brothers, Ernest and Melvin Rankin; and sisters, Ester Harness and Dora Jones. He is survived by sister, Eva Jones; brothers, Ben and wife, Bobbie Rankin, and Claude Rankin; a very special nephew, Van Rankin; step-daughters, Anna Laura and husband Don Mack, and Sylvia (Billye) and husband David Carrington; step-granddaughters, Debby Lovelace, Lydia Thugut, JoAnn Hill, and Donna Mack. Several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews also survive. The family will receive friends Thursday, January 24, 2007 from 6 to 8:00 P.M. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services will be Friday at 1:00 P.M.!
in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Robert Pfaff officiating. Interment will follow in the Rankin Family Cemetery, Mossy Grove with full military honors. The family will meet at the funeral home for a private time of reminiscence one hour prior to the funeral service. Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg in charge of arrangements.
RATLEDGE, WARREN G. - age 86 of Lenoir City passed away early Monday morning, January 22, 2008 at St. Mary's Hospice. He was born in Lenoir City on January 14, 1922. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilker and Laura Ratledge; siblings: brother, Raymond; sisters, Helen Wilkerson, Lillian Ratledge, Hazel Harvey, and Nellie Hannah; spouse: the love of his life and wife of 60 years, Mary Elizabeth. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII on the USS John C. Butler Destroyer Escort where he courageously fought in the battle of Leyte Gulf. This task force received many honors and citations for bravery. Warren retired from Union Carbide Y-12 plant where he worked a chemical supervisor. He was a member of the Church of Christ where he served as a deacon for many years. Warren loved life and particularly loved the game of golf. He will be missed by his family and many friends. Survived by his daughters, Susan Lawson and husband Mike of Lenoir City, Nancy Gosnell and hus!
band Don of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Amy Guerinot and husband Greg of San Diego, CA, Patrick Gosnell of Atlanta, GA, and Lauren Gosnell of Atlanta, GA; great grandchildren, Michael and Sophie Guerinot of San Diego, CA. The family will receive friends on Thursday January 24th from 11am-2pm. at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Funeral services will immediately follow with Mr. Dan Spann and Mr. Jim Lovell officiating. Graveside services and interment with full military honors will be conferred in the Lakeview Cemetery by the Loudon County Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be the Hardin Valley Church of Christ, P.O. Box 30297, Knoxville, TN 37930. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut St in Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com
SHIPLEY, HELEN PATTERSON - age 95, of Knoxville, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2008 at St. Mary's Residential Hospice following an extended illness. She was a member of New Hope Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Shipley was a retired Clerk with Dempster Brothers after many years of service. Preceded in death by her husband, Garland Cash Shipley; granddaughter, Davida Lynne Berry and a sister, Sara George. She is survived by her daughters, Sandra Gail Berry of Knoxville and Sara Lynne West of Knoxville; grandsons, Garland Reed Berry, Tracy Scott Berry, Mark Dewayne West, and Darren Michael West; granddaughter, Denise Michelle Price; 12 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel to travel in procession to Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 3:00 p.m. graveside service with Reverend J. Robert Mellgard officiating. A memorial service and celebration of Helen's life will be hel!
d at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday at New Hope Presbyterian Church with Reverend J. Robert Mellgard officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in Helen's memory to New Hope Presbyterian Church, 1705 Merchant Drive, Knoxville, TN 37912. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com
SHOCKLEY, DONALD RICHARD - age 72, passed away January 19, 2008 at The Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, Georgia after suffering a massive stroke. Mr. Shockley was born May 31, 1935 in Jefferson City, Tennessee to the late Dexter and Edna Faye Shockley. He graduated from Jefferson High School and joined the U.S. Navy in 1954 serving during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy and went on to earn his Bachelor's Degree from Carson Newman College and later earned his Master's Degree from Fordham University. He worked as both a junior high and high school teacher/coach at Brainerd Junior High School and Chattanooga City High School in Chattanooga, Tennessee before beginning a new career as a Federal Probation and Parole Officer in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service where he served as a Station Manager/Safety Officer in Panama City, Florida and then returned to his first love, which was teaching, at South Junio!
r High School in Winchester, Tennessee. He retired again at the age of 62 and spent his retirement traveling with his wife, playing golf and spending precious time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 53 years, Barbara Ailey Shockley; and his daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Chip Mallett of Griffin, Georgia; his daughter and son-in-law, Deana and Trey Daniels of Richmond, Virginia; and four grandchildren, Sarah and Trey Mallett of Griffin, Georgia and Will and Logan Daniels of Richmond, Virginia. He is also survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Frances and Gerald Barbee of Jefferson City, Tennessee and Eloise and Frank Breeden of Ooltewah, Tennessee, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many, many friends. He was lovingly referred to as "Pappaw" by his grandchildren and all of their friends. Funeral services for Mr. Shockley will be held at Faith Baptist Church in Jefferson City, Tennessee at 12:30 pm on Janua!
ry 26th with the burial immediately following in Jefferson Mem!
rdens. The Rev. David Cross will officiate. The family will receive friends at Fielden Funeral Home in New Market, Tennessee on January 25th between 6:00-9:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name for Faith Baptist Church at 118 Colossians Court in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Fielden Funeral Home, New Market, Tennessee is in charge of final arrangements.
SHULTZ, ZELLAREE "DONNIE" ELIZABETH - age 73, of Knoxville passed away Monday January 21, 2008, after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Newton Shultz, Sr.; mother, Mabel Lucille Winkle Odum; father, Robert Louis Odum; and several sisters. She is survived by her son, Carl Shultz, Jr. and wife Wendy; daughter, Donna Kay Caldwell; grandchildren, Cristofer Caldwell and wife Brandy, Jennifer Shultz, Heather Shultz; sisters, Mildred Dianne Watkins, Louise Monroe, Jayree Kinzalow, Shirley Wallace. Family and friends will meet 2 PM Friday in Mt. Zion Cemetery for graveside service and interment officiated by Rev. Jim Kitts. The family will receive friends 5-7 PM Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com)
SMITH, PATRICIA ANN - age 63 of Knoxville passed away Sunday January 20, 2008 at her home. She was a member of Elim Baptist Church and was preceded in death by parents: Edgar Doyle & Willa Smith; brother: Jerry Smith. Survived by sons: John Robinson & Lee Jones; grandchildren: Misty Dawn Smith, Michael Eugene Hufford, William Wesley Hufford, Catherine Amanda Hauskins, Austin J. Robinson; great grandchildren: Breanna Hufford, Kaydance Hauskins, Skiler LeAnne Smith; sisters: Brenda McBride and Glenda Hicks; several nieces & nephews. A private service will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com
SWANEY, JOHNNIE ROBERT "BOBBY" - age 75 of Maryville passed away Sunday afternoon, January 20, 2008 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He attended Immanuel Baptist Church. Veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean Conflict and two tours of duty in Vietnam. Preceded in death by parents, Charlie M. and Nora Mae Costner Swaney; grandchild, Kayliegh Nicole Swaney; brothers, Lester Murrell Swaney, Harold M. Swaney and Billy J. Swaney; sister, Louise Swaney Survivors: wife of 52 years, Billie Jones Swaney; daughters and sons in law, Kathy and Stephen Monroe of Lenoir City, Karen and David Taylor of Maryville, Kerri and Stephen Law of TN; son and daughter in law, Kenneth and Sherry Swaney of Key West, FL; grandchildren, Kyra Monroe, Stephen Monroe II, Kenzie Swaney, Patrick Taylor; step grandchildren, Daniel Taylor, Stephanie Green and Elijah Monroe; brothers and sisters in law, Wayne and Jo Swaney of Lenoir City, Jerald Swaney of Maryville, Tommy and Jamie Swaney of Alaba!
ma; sister, Barbara Vogel of Florida; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8:00 PM Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at Miller Funeral Home Magnolia Chapel, Rev. David Hammond, Rev. Ben Ward and Rev. Jimmy Riner officiating. Family and friends will meet at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery at 2:00 PM Thursday for the interment service with military honors. Family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. www.millerfunerahome.org.
THOMPSON, REVEREND LOUIS W. - of Knoxville, departed this life, January 21, 2008 at NHC Holston. Member of New Hope Baptist Church, where he served as Associate Pastor and Director of Ministries. He was a driver/attendant for Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. For over 38 years, a new voice was heard on WKXV radio station. It was the voice of brother, Louis W. Thompson who hosted the Gospel Caravan Music Ministry for a 15 minute segment. At the encouragement of a dear friend and brother in Christ, Bishop Joseph Gordon, he moved to WBMK radio station where he was heard every Saturday and Sunday. In addition to his radio work, Brother Louis Thompson and Rev. Herman Poindexter begin an Education Celebration Crusade for Christ in 1997. Rev. Thompson rendered a valuable and outstanding service to the community and surrounding areas by keeping them informed of up coming church and community events. He was a great inspiration to many people especially our sick and shut-in. Preceded in death !
by mother, Louella Badgett; grandmother, Laura Thompson; daughter, Norma Ballenger; son, Jackie Walker; former wife, Violet Thompson. Survivors, devoted wife, Margaret Thompson; sons, Steve Thompson, Marshall Walker; daughters, Eveline Walker, Rosalind Walker, Tiffany and Patrice Gaines, Denise (Raffell) Griffin; eight grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; son-in-law, David Ballinger; other relatives and friends. Musical/ Family visitation, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church; homegoing service, 6:30 p.m., Rev. Joe Maddox, officiating. Interment 1:30 p.m., Friday, Tennessee State Veteran's Cemetery. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. www.jarnigansmortuary.com
THOMPSON, MARIAN RHEA FLANAGIN - of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2008. Marian worked with the plant department of Southern Bell Telephone Company for seventeen years. She was an excellent golfer and was known for her beautiful smile and her kind and gentle ways. Marian lit up every room that she ever entered. Everyone that was fortunate to have known Marian felt her love and caring spirit. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lucille and Edwin Flanagin; her husband, George Walter Thompson and cherished nephew, George Edwin Flanagin. She is survived by her brother, James Walter Flanagin of Knoxville, Tennessee; sister, Evelyn Thompson of Henderson, Nevada; and sister, Ellen Dooley and husband, Bill of Charlotte, North Carolina. Also surviving Marian are nieces, Babette Janene Beeler of Knoxville, Tennessee, Rebecca Ann Smith and husband, Randy of Marietta, Georgia and Stephanie Rhea Dooley, her namesake, of Charlotte, North Carolina. We wish to express our!
appreciation for the loving care that was bestowed for our sister by the nurses, doctors and entire staff of the COU floor of St. Mary's Hospital during Marian's illness. A very special thank you to dear friend, Betty Jo Hamilton who showed her love by her frequent visits, telephone calls, errands and her endless support and care of Marian. A graveside service will be held, Friday, January 25, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Marian's charity of choice, the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM Thursday, January 24, 2008 at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. www.berryfuneralhome.com
TREGO, JUDY ANN - age 61 of Lenoir City passed away suddenly, Sunday morning, January 20, 2008. She was a member of First Baptist Church Concord, where she sang in the choir, and an employee of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She previously worked at the Y-12 and K-25 plants in Oak Ridge. Judy graduated from the Joseph School of Beauty and was a licensed realtor. She served on the Board of Directors for HUD and was a Charter Member of the ORNL Credit Union in Lenoir City. She was a member of the Knoxville Women's Sorority. Most importantly, she was a loving wife, mother and Nana. Preceded in death by her parents, Clifton Rogers and Betty Pratt; grandmother, Sally Rogers; and special uncle, Howard Rogers. Judy is survived by her husband of 44 years, Larry W. Trego; daughters and sons-in-law, Kelli and Buddy Kizer, Stephanie and Steven McCoy; grandchildren: Mckenzi and Colby Kizer, Madalyn and Masyn McCoy; sister, Renee Cusick and husband, Dwight; brothers, T.J. and Roy Wilkers!
on, all of Loudon County. Judy had many special friends at First Baptist Church Concord, First Baptist Church Lenoir City, ORNL and the Y-12/ K-25 plants. The family would like to invite all of their friends and area church members to receive friends from 5-7:45 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church Concord. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with Dr. Doug Sager, Rev. Phillip Martin and Dr. James Clayton officiating. Family and friends will gather at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City by 10:30 a.m. Friday and proceed to Loudon County Memorial Gardens for 11 a.m. graveside services and interment. Serving as pallbearers will be: Jim Otto, Bob Wrather, David Breeding, Anthony Conkin, Emmette Thompson, Jerry Epps and Mark Bradley. Those wishing to make memorial contributions may send them to First Baptist Church Concord Building Fund, 11704 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934 or Dixie Lee Baptist Church Building Fund, Lenoir City. Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City is in charg!
e of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com
TRIMMER, SHERRY L. - age 54, of Knoxville, passed away suddenly Monday, January 21, 2008 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Sherry was a member of Inskip United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and was a computer engineer with IBM, UNS Computer, and most recently Nortel. Preceded in death by her grandparents, Clyde and Mildred Webb, and Hubert and Margaret Moore; father, John Loy; sister, Merry Loy; and an uncle, David Webb. She is survived by her mother and step-father, Polly and Bob Long of Knoxville; aunts and uncles, Sandy and John Lloyd of Pennsylvania and Jeanne Webb of Knoxville; and numerous cousins, extended family and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Friday at Inskip United Methodist Church with Reverend David Lewis and Reverend Bob Pardue officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Webb, John Lloyd, Jr., David Lloyd, Bill Lloyd, John Lloyd, Sr., and Ralph Tucker. In!
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Inskip United Methodist Church Youth Fund, 714 Cedar Lane, Knoxville, TN 37912. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com
In Loving Memory of DR. CARLOS VELADO June 21,1932 - January 23,2006 Forever in our hearts and sadly missed by his family. ~~717152.EPS~~
WALTER, ADELE - age 81, of Knoxville, died of natural causes in January 2008. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Adele crafted a long career as a technical writer for the General Electric Co., working primarily on space projects for the National Aeronautics Space Administration. Adele excelled in taking the technical jargon of engineers and turning it into simple English. Her work took her to General Electric and NASA locations up and down the Eastern seaboard, from Pittsfield, Mass, to Cape Canaveral, Fla. She retired after 35 years of dedicated service to the General Electric Company and came to Knoxville to live close to Dale and Ernestine Wertz and family. She treasured her beloved Sheltie, Charley, who died in 2000. Adele embraced the families of her lifelong friends, many of whom lovingly referred to her as "Aunt Adele." She was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church. Miss Walter was preceded in death by her parents, Max and Augusta Walter; and dear friends Dale Wertz, Lee Wertz,!
Cheryl Wertz Gallahue, and John and Viola Altobelli. The Wertz and Altobelli families and other friends will dearly miss Adele as she was a special person and role model for many. A memorial service will be held at the Highland Memorial Funeral Home (Bearden) on Thursday January 24, 2008 at 6:30 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley or Faith Lutheran Church. Highland Memorial is honored to serve the family of Miss Walter. 588-0567
WEBB, ROWENA MIRIAM MCLAIN - age 95, of North Knoxville, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2008 at Jellico Community Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev Walter Webb. Her survivors include her son, Edward Webb; daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanette & Jerry Turner, Marilyn & Hesco Smith; grandchildren, Edwina Webb Rothenberg, Dede Webb Kamenicky, Catherine Becerra, Crystal Bixenman, Charlene Shawver, Candice Turner, Charles Turner, Calvin Turner, Cassaundra Turner, Kenneth Daryl Parker; 20 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service 7:30 P.M. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Fred Powers and Rev. Curtis Akers officiating. Family and friends will meet at Rose Mortuary by 11:00 A.M. Friday to to travel in procession to Woodlawn Cemetery for an 11:30 A.M. interment service. The family will receive friends from 6:00 -7:30 P.M. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway !
WELCH, JAMES G. - age 70 of Knoxville passed away Sunday, January 20, 2008 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Retired owner of James' Roofing. Preceded in death by parents, James Arthur Welch and Harriett Lovin Welch; son, Tony Dewayne Welch; and granddaughter, McKenzie June Welch. Survived by wife, Patricia Wells Welch; daughters and sons-in-law, Rita and Rick Bozeman, Ruth Ann and Vint Long, Tammie and Scott Solomon, and Teresa and John Bailey; sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Kathy Welch, and James Jr. and Kelly Welch; grandchildren, Derek, Valerie, Stephanie, Josh, Dustin, and Madison; great grandchildren, Landon and Karson; sisters, Dorothy Mae Hickey of White Pine, Madge Carter of Morristown, and Clara Atkins of Morristown; brothers, Jr. and Robert Welch; and several step-children, nieces, and nephews. Funeral services will be 7:00 pm Tuesday, January 22, 2008, in the chapel at Bridges Funeral Home with Rev. Brenda Woods officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a!
m Wednesday at Caledonia Cemetery for an 11:00 am interment service. The family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 pm Tuesday at Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, 523-4999. www.bridgesfuneralhome.com
WELCH, NAOMI HUFFAKER - age 93 of Kodak, passed away Sunday January 20, 2008 at Sevier County Health Care. She was a member of Kodak United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by parents, E.E. and Velma Huffaker; husband, Effis Welch; daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Fred Hickman; grandson, Ronnie Hickman; brother and sister-in-law, Mack and Tina Huffaker. Survived by granddaughter, Linda Barker and husband Billy; nephew, David Huffaker and wife, Judy; great nephew, Brad Huffaker; step-children, Lawrence Welch and wife Loriana, John Welch and wife Georgia, Ruth Lauderdale and husband Don; grandchildren, David, Bill and Tim Butler and Angie Wilson, Johnny Welch and Kristie Alley; close friends, Leanore and Roberta. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 8 pm in the Halls Chapel of Mynatt Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Vittatoe officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 am Wednesday at Halls Memorial Gardens for an interment service at 11 am. Pallbearers will b!
e Brad Huffaker, Jeff, Johnny, Clyde and Mike Welch and Mike Moore. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 pm at Mynatt Funeral Home, Halls Chapel. www.mynattfh.com
WHITSON, MAE BUTLER (MAMAW MAE) - born February 29, 1924 near Cosby, TN to the late Homer and Priscilla Butler, died Monday morning, January 21, 2008 in Knoxville. She was a member of Valley View Baptist Church for over 30 years. Mrs. Whitson loved her flowers and gardening. She was predeceased by two children, John Wayne Whitson and Wanda Faye Counts. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Jim Ramsey of Graham, NC, Lisa and Randy Keen of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Mack and Connie Whitson of Loudon; stepson, Floyd Whitson and wife, Sandra of Maynardville; sister, Ruby Raines of Newport; grandchildren, Mark Ramsey, Todd Ramsey, Heather Ramsey Hughes, Charles Grayson Counts, Tabitha Sheldon, Jennifer Hopkins, Matthew Keen, and Cynthia Aleshia Whitson Hemphill; and several great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. The family extends their thanks to Buffy Murphy for her loving care of Mamaw. Funeral service 6:30 P.M. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway !
Chapel with Rev. Justin Pratt officiating. Family and friends will meet at Butler Cemetery near Newport Wednesday for a 1:00 P.M. interment service. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Valley View Baptist Church, 3521 Valley View Dr. Knoxville, TN 37917. The family will receive friends 5:00 - 6:30 P.M. Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com
WILLIAMS, JOHN BOYD (J.B.) - age 77 of Kingston passed away at his home Monday January 21, 2008. He was a member of Tennessee Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by parents, John Martin and Della Tucker Williams. Survived by wife of 27 years, Shirley Jenkins Williams of Kingston; sons, Derrick, Fred, Richard, Jeff and Jason Williams; daughter, Barbara Sartin; sisters, Louise Harris and Betty Nix; brother, Mitchell Williams; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Graveside service 1pm Wednesday January 23, 2008 at Tennessee Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Gene Colvard officiating. Prayer will be given by Rev. Alfred Herrell. Honorary pallbearers are Fred Williams, Derrick Williams. Pallbearers are John Williams, Bruce Kennedy, Chris Williams, Mark Hooks, Junior Scott, Larry Weatherly. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 until 8pm at the Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston. www.kykerfuneralhome.com.
WILLSON, CATHERINE E. - age 49 of Farragut expired Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at Parkwest Medical Center. Catherine was of the Catholic faith. She loved her family and life. Catherine was an animal lover, who also loved helping people. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert B. Willson; grandparents, Robert F. and Nell Willson and Clyde and Mae Lawrence. Survivors: mother, Doris W. Henning with whom she made her home; sisters, Joanna Henning-Johnson and husband Scott of Knoxville, Laura Hurst, Jane Henning and husband Jim Funk and Teresa Henning all of Maryland; brother, Thomas Henning of Nevada; nephews, Jay, Hurley and Matthew; uncle and aunt, Ron and Carolyn Lawrence of Lenoir City; step father, David W. Henning of Arizona. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Monday followed by a celebration of life at 7 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John Neumann Catholic Church Bldg. Fund, 625 Saint!
John Court, Farragut, TN 37934 or to Young Williams Animal Center, 3201 Division Street, Knoxville, TN 37919. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the family of Catherine Willson. www.clickfuneralhome.com
WORSHAM, JUDITH (JUDY) - age 69 of Halls, passed away Monday, January 21, 2008. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Eugene Edward Worsham and parents, Edward and June Neal. She is survived by her three children, Terri Hodge and husband Brad, Jerry Worsham and wife Dawn, and Deborah Justice and husband Mark; grandchildren, Daniel, Micah and Jonathan Hodge, Rachel, Dara and Jared Worsham, and Tanner, McKenzie and Tolliver Justice; sister, Janice Jones and husband Bobby; special cousin, Madge Welch and husband Harold; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and special friends. The family expresses their deepest gratitude for all the encouragement and support from family and friends. Your acts of kindness will never be forgotten. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 8:30 pm in the Halls Chapel of Mynatt Funeral Home with Rev. John Holland and Dr. Phil Young officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home Thursday at 10!
:30 am and proceed to Halls Memory Gardens for an interment service at 11 am. Pallbearers will be Brad Hodge, Daniel Hodge, Micah Hodge, Mark Justice, Bobby Jones and Darryl Tindell. Honorary pallbearers will be Jonathan Hodge, Jared Worsham, Tanner and Tolliver Justice. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Mission of Hope, P.O. Box 22312; Knoxville, TN 37933-0312 or Salem Baptist Church Building Fund, 8201 Hill Road; Knoxville, TN 37938. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8:30 pm at Mynatt Funeral Home, Halls Chapel. www.mynattfh.com
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