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Subject: [TNMORGAN] Knoxville News-Sentinel Obituaries May 28, 2008
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 13:36:08 GMT


ADAMS, STEPHEN L. - of Alcoa, rode through the Golden Gates, Sunday May 25, 2008. He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Adams and brother, James Adams. He is survived by his mother, Bernice Adams; a loving father of Joshua, Stephanie, and Samantha Adams; a loving grandfather to Landon and Haylee Stout; brother, Robert Adams. The family will receive friends 6-8:00 P.M. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 8:00 P.M. Interment will be Friday in Morgantown, IN. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bernice Adams, 104 Land Oak Lane, Knoxville, TN 37922. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

ANDERSON, VELMA TEE HARTMAN - formerly of Oak Ridge, passed away May 24, 2008, at Erwin Health Care Center in Erwin. She resided in Oak Ridge from 1947 to January 2008. Mrs. Anderson was born March 15, 1921, in Midway to Enoch C. Hartman and Ada Lucy Sheffey Hartman, both interred in South Salem, Ohio. One of three daughters, she moved to South Salem with her family when she was five. She graduated from Buckskin High School in 1938 and completed advanced secretarial courses in 1939. She was married Nov. 19, 1942, in South Salem to Dayton, Ohio, native, William Arthur Anderson, Jr., who passed away on May 17, 2008. Mr. Anderson retired from the Atomic Energy Commission (predecessor to the Department of Energy) in 1972. Mrs. Anderson retired in July 1975 from the Energy Research and Development Administration (predecessor to DOE) as an accounting clerk in the General Ledger Section. She was "highly regarded as the Section's Plant and Equipment expert, and her efficiency and co!
ngeniality were a tradition." Her 23 years of federal service included a year as typist/stenographer with the Air Service Command at Patterson Field near Dayton, Ohio. During WWII, she lived for two years in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where Mr. Anderson was serving as intelligence officer at the Manhattan Engineer District. She later supported him during his Army reserve assignments, lastly as executive officer of the 489th Civil Affairs Company in Knoxville, from which he retired in 1974. She was a lifetime member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and held successive memberships at First United Presbyterian Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, and First United Methodist Church. Helping others was very important to Mrs. Anderson, and she extended everything she had to easing a burden, whether it was helping another employee at the federal building, a neighbor, or friends and family. Her cooking was renowned, especially her pies, which at one time she b!
aked for Jefferson Drugstore. Besides her parents and spouse, !
Mrs. And
erson was preceded in death by Ohio family members: sister Audrey Hartman Clingner Miller, most recently from Beavercreek; father-in-law, William Arthur Anderson, Sr., and mother-in-law, Estella Payne Anderson, both interred in Circleville; sisters-in-law, Erma K. Anderson, Norma Jean Hoffman, and Mary E. Carrigan, all from Marion; brothers-in-law, Allen A. Anderson from Lucas, Ralph Clingner from Fairborn, Milton Farquhar from Wilmington, Frank Carrigan from Philadelphia, and Pete Woodard from Plane City (later from Muncie, Indiana). Survivors include daughter, Judith Marie Wyrick and her husband Larry of Oak Ridge; son, William A. Anderson, III, and his wife Marion of Kingsport, Tenn.; grandchildren, Christopher Allen Wyrick of Oak Ridge, Timothy William Wyrick of Quincy, Ill., Shirah Anderson of Kingsport, Tenn., and Lee Cole of Erwin, Tenn.; sister, Virginia Farquhar of Miamisburg, Ohio; brother-in-law Dale Hoffman, of Marion, Ohio; and sisters-in-law Virginia Anderson W!
oodard of Medina, Ohio, and Marian Anderson of Lucas, Ohio. Other survivors include numerous nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews in Ohio. The family thanks the staff members who administered compassionate care to her at Continuum Courtyard of Oak Ridge, The Estates of Oak Ridge, Ben Atchley Tennessee State Veterans' Home in Knox County, and Erwin Health Care Center. Much appreciation is extended to Rannie, Lindsey, Tracey, and many sitters who brought her joy whenever possible. The family will receive friends Thursday, May 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary in Oak Ridge. The funeral will be held at 7:30 p.m., with the Rev. Amy Cook officiating. Burial services begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 30, in the Rotunda at the Tennessee Veterans' Cemetery at 5901 Lyons View Pike in Knoxville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in the form of contributions to the Trinity Men at First United Methodist Church, 1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak!
Ridge, Tenn. 37830. An on-line guest book can be signed at ww!
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rfordmortuary.com An extended obituary can be found at www.oakridger.com.

ATKINS, JACK (J.T.) TUNNY - age 81 of Maynardville, passed away May 26, 2008 at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation of Maynardville. He was born December 20,1926 in Luttrell, TN. He was saved in 1949 and was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by son, Jackie Junior Atkins, grandson, Brian Wesley Atkins, parents, Raymond Atkins & Pairlee Atkins Daniels, brothers, Clyde & Newell Atkins, Donald, Ronald & Harold Daniels and son in law, Jerry Corum. He was an auto mechanic at Reeder Chevrolet for 16 years and at home as well. He was also a farmer and had a love for his cattle, horses & land. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Verdia Tharp Atkins; sons, David & wife, Vickie and Johnthan (Tommy) Atkins of Luttrell; daughters, Norma Atkins Corum of Cleveland, TN and Patricia (Trish) Wyrick Bailey of Maynardville; 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to express our thanks to the staff & nurses at Sunbridge and to Advent!
a Hospice for the care and love that they gave to him. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. with the funeral to follow at Cooke Mortuary. Reverend Leonard Goin and Gary Tolliver officiating. The family will meet at Cooke Chapel for interment at Pleasant View Cemetery 11 a.m. Thursday. Pallbearers will be Greg Wyrick, Tim Atkins, Raymond Atkins, Ronnie Atkins, Ronnie Daniels, Conley Tharp and Denny Tharp. Cooke Mortuary in charge of arrangements

BAILEY, CARMEN DYER - age 43 of Powder Springs went to be with the Lord. She was preceded in death by her husband, Freddie Bailey; father, Jimmy Dyer; mother, Polly Johnson; brother, Raymond Dyer; step-brother, Steve Coada. Survivors: step-mom, Louise Dyer; stepbrother, John Coada; stepsisters, Susan O'Connor and Teri Bivens; mother-in-law, Dolores Bailey Archer; sister-in-law, Sherri Bailey; brother-in-law and wife, Greg and Terry Bailey; step daughter, Susie Wiegel; uncle, Jerry Beason; very special cousin, Joyce Humphrey, along with other family and friends. Carmen wanted her body cremated. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

BARKER, PAMELA RENEE - age 35, of South Knoxville, went to be with the Lord Monday, May 26, 2008. She was a member of Kimberlin Heights Church of God. She worked for several years as a Certified Nursing Assistant caring for the elderly. Her passion was her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. She has now joined her loving daddy, Michael Beckler; aunt, Louise Bowman; and grandfather, Clarence Richards in Heaven. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Glenn "Ernie" Barker; daughter, Hope Barker; son, Nickolas Barker; mother, Connie Stafford and husband Maxie; sister, Tonya Vess and husband Felix; brother, Michael Shane Beckler; mother-in-law, Billie Ledford; father-in-law, Bill Campbell; and numerous, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. Funeral service 2 PM Friday, Berry Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Rebecca Milligan officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Billy Johnson, Bill Campbell, Michael Beckl!
er, Travis Taylor, Frank Miller, Penny McMillian, Felix Vess, and Chucky Richards. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 PM at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy. A guestbook and additional information are available at www.berryfuneralhome.com and you are invited to share your thoughts and memories of Pamela at her memorial website at www.MeM.com

BOUNDS, ALICE JEAN - born July 7, 1921 in Knoxville, Tennessee; passed away May 23, 2008 in Plano, Texas. There are people who enrich our lives by leaving their imprint on our hearts. Alice J. Bounds was one of those people. A consummate lady, she believed if you could not say something good about someone, you should not say anything. Alice received her undergraduate and masters degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. For 30 years she supervised food service personnel in the Louisiana school system, retiring as the Child Nutritional Supervisor for Bossier Parish. Prior to her career with Bossier Parish, she was Supervisor of School Food Services for the Tennessee Department of Education. As a past president of the Louisiana School Food Services Association as well as past president of the Tennessee School Food Services Association, Alice was well respected in the field of nutrition. She was also an accomplished musician. She was offered a scholarship to study w!
ith Rudolph Ganz at the Chicago Music College but turned it down to continue her education in Tennessee. She later became the accompanist for the Knoxville Opera Association and after moving to Louisiana, was the organist for the Benton United Methodist Church. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Annabelle Bounds, and brother Victor. Survivors include her brother, Byron F. Bounds, Sr. and his wife Judy of Plano Texas; nephew, Byron F. Bounds II and his wife Terri and children Justin, Rebecca, and Nathan of North Richland Hills, Texas; niece, Leslie Workman and husband Troy and son Troy Lee of Overland Park, Kansas; nephew, John E. Bounds and his partner Otto Bischoff of Dallas, Texas; and nephew, Jeff Coffey and his partner Craig Stewart of Austin, Texas. A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 29 at 2:00 p.m. at the Broadmoor United Methodist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana with interment at Spring Place Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee at 2:00 a.m!
. on Saturday, May 31.

BRADLEY, CONNIE CHARLENE WEBB - age 52 of Knoxville, our Angel on earth went home to be with the Lord Monday May 26, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer. A member of The Church at Sterchi Hills and a longtime employee at U.T. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, girlfriend, sister and friend. Preceded in death by: parents: Charles and Bonnie Webb, father and mother-in-law: William and Gwendolyn Bradley. Survivors: special friend and companion: Jerry Carter; daughter: Mary Baker; son: Matthew Bradley; granddaughters: Angel and Faith Bradley; grandson: Rickey Rutherford, Jr.; sister and brother-in-law: Peggy and Jack Alley; special cousins: Sherry Huiting and husband Scott and Leigh-Ann Walker and husband Steve, nephew and wife: John Ray and Amy Alley; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Service 8 pm Wednesday Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel, Rev. Jim Walker officiating. Family and friends will meet 11:45 am at Woondlawn Cemetery for interment service at 12 n!
oon. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to be made to The Church at Sterchi Hills, 904 Dry Gap Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37918. family will receive friends 6 to 8 pm Wednesday at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel. www.mynattfh.com

BROOKS, JACK R. - died in Tampa, Florida on Saturday May 24th at the age of 79. Jack was born in Somerset, Kentucky on May 3, 1929 to his late parents Thomas and Edna Brooks. Jack grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee where he attended Central High School before joining the United States Army in 1946. After serving as a member of the U.S. occupying forces in Japan he met and married his late wife Margrett Smith. Jack and Margrett settled in Tampa, Florida in 1952 where he lived until his death. Jack worked for the Tampa Tribune as a mailer and machinist for over 40 years before his retirement. Jack was a compassionate and giving individual who will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Always full of good humor and a natural curiosity for the world and our human contributions, Jack was always quick to share his knowledge and gifts with others. Jack is survived by his brother Joe, of Ormond Beach, Florida; his sister-in-law, Donna Brooks of Lutz, Florida; brother-in-law!
, J. V. Smith of Columbia, South Carolina; sister-in-law, Callie Mallette of Palmetto, Florida; and a multitude of devoted nieces and nephews from across the country. Viewing will be from 6-8PM on Wednesday, May 28th at MacDonald Funeral Home, 10520 Florida Avenue, Tampa, with services held the following morning, 10 AM, Thursday, May 29th at the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Send online condolences to www.macdonaldfuneral.com

CLEMONS, KENNETH W.- age 56, of Knoxville passed away, May 26, 2008 at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. Member of Martin Chapel United Methodist Church; a graduate of Fulton High School, class of '69, and worked in various occupations, before becoming self-employed. Preceded in death by father, Thurman (Super) Brown; grandmother, Katherine Steele; two uncles and two aunts. Survivors, mother, Annette Hardin; grandson, whom he reared, Nathan Clemons; daughters, Natasha, Kennetha Antwaina, Miracle and Crystal; stepchildren, Christauna and Makoyous; brothers, Alvin, Larry, Thurman, Kevin, Leonard, Daniel, Brandon and Van; sisters, Angela, Beverly, Belinda, Cheryle and Alma; grandchildren, Jazity, Mikeeia, Quantavious, Demond and Trent; three aunts; devoted friend, Trick Minor; numerous devoted friends and family. Family will receive friends, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday at Martin Chapel United Methodist Church; funeral service, 7:00 p.m., Rev. William Pace, Pastor, Bro. Van Hardin, E!
ulogist. Interment 11:00 a.m., Friday, Crestview Cemetery. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary. www.jarnigansmortuary.com

CURRY, REX ALSON - 45, of Vonore, Tennessee, was called to be with our Lord on Monday, May 26, 2008 at Sweetwater Hospital. He was an employee of SeaRay in Vonore. Rex was a very loving son, brother, uncle and friend who will live in the hearts of his family forever. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Donna Curry; brother, Kenneth Curry, all of Jefferson City; sister, Monette Tilson and husband Gerry of Augusta, GA; aunt, Wanda Forbes; uncle, Loren Nash; and five cousins all of Washington, IN; niece, April Fuller, Meridian, MS; nephews, Mike Curry, Jefferson City, Mark Curry and wife Leigh of Knoxville; great nephews, Tyler Curry, Jefferson City and Hunter Fuller of Meridian, MS. Private funeral services are planned. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements by Fielden Funeral Home in New Market.

ESTEP, JOEY ALAN - age 44 of Tazewell, TN was born on February 22, 1964 and passed away on May 26, 2008. He was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. He was employed by the Cumberland Gap Tunnel as a tunnel operator. He was an avid Harley Davidson rider and enthusiast. He was preceded in death by his: infant son: Alan Lynn Estep; grandparents: Clyde K. and Ida (Brooks) Fultz, Arch Junius Estep. He is survived by his: wife: Tonya Estep of Tazewell, TN; son: Justin Estep of Tazewell, TN; parents: Martin and Jane Estep of Tazewell, TN; brother: Gary Estep and wife Dana of Tazewell, TN; nephews: Jason Hazel, Dale Estep and wife Angela, Zachary Estep; father-in-law: Joe Whitaker and wife Betty of Tazewell, TN; mother-in-law: Helen Whitaker of Tazewell, TN; brothers-in-law: Joey and Whitaker and wife Jamie, and children of Mooresburg, TN, Allen Whitaker of Tazewell, TN, Brian Whitaker and wife Frances, and children of Hampton, VA; and a host of nieces and nephews and host of oth!
er relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 PM Thursday, May 29, 2008 with funeral services to follow at 7PM in the Claiborne Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Eddie Overholt and Phillip Noah officiating. Pallbearers: Dale Pearson, Mike Ickes, Dave Maxwell, Shawn Combow, Kerry Howard, Joe Berry, Bob Lawton, and Mitch Edwards. Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 AM Friday, May 30, 2008 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Harrogate, TN. Claiborne Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. www.claibornefuneralhome.com

HANSARD, JACK W., JR. - died May 2, 2008. Graveside services May 31, 2008 at Lynnhurst Cemetery. Meet in chapel parking lot at 11:00 a.m. to proceed to gravesite. Memorial services June 2, 2008, 3:00 p.m., Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church. Meet at Cades Cove main entrance in Great Smoky Mtn. Natl. Park at 2:45 to carpool. Parking limited. Memorials may be made to Friends of the Smokies.

HATMAKER, JERRY LYNN - age 59 of Knoxville passed away suddenly Tuesday, May 27, 2008. President of Allied Toyota Lift. Arrangements incomplete. Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, 523-4999. www.bridgesfuneralhome.com

CHRIS HILLARD
9/23/75 - 5/28/02
In memory of our deeply missed & loved son & brother.
We know that you are watching over us, Chris. We can only imagine your big smile when you see how Matt is growing up. Caleb is a mirror image of you. Camryn would definitely be your girl. Not one day goes by we don't wish you were still here with all of us. Until we meet again...
We love you always.
Dad, Darlene, Matt, Kelley, Shane, Caleb & Camryn

HUGHES, GENE - of Knoxville passed away suddenly Friday afternoon, May 23, 2008. Gene was a graduate of Auburn University and attended UT College of Business. He was a constant student and teacher. With his entrepreneurial spirit, he and his partners owned and published Bargain Mart Classifieds. Early on, Gene was very active with OASIS Institute, Life Training and more recently Gray Dog Lodge. His special love was his faith, Christian Science. Gene was an avid photographer and artist who loved to travel, work with rescue dogs, sing and play the guitar, tell jokes and was an active motorcyclist. He authentically expressed and demonstrated joy with the utmost passion, love, spirit and truth. He was a gentle beam of living love, always spreading his laughter and effervescent presence. Gene was an adoring husband and father, and truly never met a stranger. His daughter, Bambi Lynn Hughes preceded him in death. Gene is survived by his wife and dear soul mate, Renee Wilkinson-Hug!
hes; children: Erin Frances Hughes, Casey, Kristin, Kelly and Christy Wilkinson; grandchildren: Michael Hertel, Rachel and Robert Hughes and Callie Wilkinson; dear friend and business partner, Doug Price and wife Tammy. Gene's Colorado spirit will continue to have a great ride! Friends and family are invited to Gene's home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday for an open house to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following: First Church of Christ Scientist, 3622 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919; Adventure Unlimited, 5201 S. Quebec St., Greenwood Village, CO 80111; or Wolf Creek Weimaraner Rescue Inc. c/o The Gray Dog Lodge, 1300 Simpson Road West, Lenoir City, Tennessee 37771. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the family of Gene Hughes. www.clickfuneralhome.com

JACOBS, BARRY PAUL - age 59 of Lenoir City, passed away Tuesday morning, May 27, 2008 at his home. He was of the Baptist faith. Barry was a very loving individual who never met a stranger. Preceded in death by his father, E. B. Jacobs; grandparents, Charlie and Laura Monday Moss. Survived by his mother, Mary Kate Sampson; cousins, Mary Sue Berry, Charlotte Akins, Bobbie Jean Williams, Janet Moss and Raymond Williams. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Click Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. Rev. Eddie Click and Mrs. Daphna Moses will officiate. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home by 10:45 a.m. Thursday and proceed to the Lenoir City Cemetery for graveside services at 11 a.m. Serving as pallbearers: Bill Berry, Chris Berry, Lind Nelson, Kevin Simmons, Bill Williams and Raymond Williams. The family would like to express a special thanks to the staff at ACT, Dr. Jan Hahn and East Tn. Home Health and Hospice for all !
of their care and support. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com

JOHNSON, LORAINE K. - departed this life, May 26, 2008 at her home. Born April 9, 1931. Member of Peace and Goodwill Baptist Church. Survivors, children, Arnette Dotson, Michael Nolan, Marvin (Renita) Nolan, Tammy (Gerald) Smith, Scott Nolan; sister, Alma (Willie) Thornhill; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews, and many family and friends; devoted friend, Darnell Booker. Family will receive friends, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Friday at Jarnigan's Chapel; funeral service, 1:30 p.m., Rev. Harold A. Middlebrook, officiating. Interment, New Gray Cemetery. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary www.jarnigansmortuary.com

JOHNSON, MARTHA LEE GORDON - age 65 of Knoxville died Monday at her home. She was a life time and active member of First Friends Church and a respected teacher and librarian in the Knox County School System for over 30 years. Preceded in death by parents Norman and Pauline Gordon and Mother in Law Opal Johnson. Survived by husband of 43 years Gus Johnson; son and daughter in law Daniel and Ana Johnson; daughter and son in law Debby and Arlis Thompson; grandchildren Sydney Johnson, Marcus Thompson-Johnson; sister Georgene Waddell; nephew and wife Andy and Jessica Waddell and children Eli, Ethan and Emma and several cousins. Funeral service 7:00 P.M. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Pastor John Beckwith officiating. Family and friends will meet at the West Adair entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery Friday at 10:45 A.M. for an 11:00 A.M. interment. The family will receive friends 5:30 - 7:00 P.M. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

JONES, MISS HAZEL - age 90 of Mulberry, TN was born on May 15, 1918 and passed away on May 26, 2008. She was a member of Little Mulberry Baptist Church. She retired from East Tennessee Area Office on Aging. She loved and devoted her life to farming. She was preceded in death by her: parents, Grover and Ema (Fletcher) Jones; nephew, James Jones; 2 sisters, Mae Hensley and Belle Lane; and a very special great-great nephew, Jacob Jones. She is survived by her very special niece, Mary Jones of Mulberry, TN of where she made her home for more than 50 years; special nephews, David Jones and Brenda of Thorn Hill, TN, Kenneth Jones and Donna of Tazewell, TN; special great-great nephews, Michael Jones of Thorn Hill, TN, Matthew Jones of Tazewell, TN, John Jones of Thorn Hill, TN; sister, Pauline Martin of Mulberry, TN; and a host of other nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 PM Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at Claiborne Funeral Hom!
e with funeral services to follow at 7 PM in the Claiborne Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Mitch Burke and Reverend Jay Sulfridge officiating. Music will be provided by John Jones. Pallbearers: Michael Jones, Matthew Jones, John Jones, Dennis Jones, Doug Ramsey, and Issac Hopkins. Family and friends will meet for graveside services at 10:00 AM Thursday at the Fairview Cemetery in Tazewell. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Little Mulberry Baptist Church c/o Mary Jones, 1891 Parkey Hollow Road, Sneedville, TN 37869. Claiborne Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. www.claibornefuneralhome.com

JONES, OSCAR MONROE - age 86 of Clinton, TN went to his heavenly home on May 25, 2008, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was a member of Black Oak Baptist Church. Retiree of Martin Marietta X10 in Oak Ridge, and was a veteran of the US Navy having served during WW II. Preceded in death by his loving wife of sixty-six years, Mary Burress Jones; parents, Robert and Pearl Jones; brother, Don (Margaret) Jones; sister, Nellie (Charlie) Robbins; and father and mother-in-law, Z and Laura Burress. Survived by son, Raymond Jones (wife) Sharron of Clinton; daughter, Barbara Jane Reynolds (husband) Jerry of Andersonville; grandchildren, Lisa Meade (husband) Sherman of Knoxville; Michael Jones (wife) Lecia of Clinton; Shane Reynolds (wife) Casey of Knoxville; and Gary Reynolds (wife) Whitney of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Amber Stocks, Third Class, US Navy, stationed in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Ava, Jana, and Spencer Reynolds all of Knoxville; brother-in-law, Hall Burre!
ss (wife) Helen of Clinton; and sister-in-law, Louise Singleton of Iowa. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with services to follow in the chapel with Reverend Daryl Taylor officiating. Graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 29, 2008 at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Clinton with full military honors at graveside. Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Holley Gamble of Clinton in charge of arrangements.

JONES, RONALD E. "TUCKER" - age 60 of Knoxville, departed this life peacefully, May 25, 2008 after a brief battle with cancer. Employed by Melaleuca, he was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Preceded in death by parents Herbert and Effie Jones; brothers Carl and Danny Jones. Survived by brother Kenny Jones; special aunt, Edna Hunter; lifetime companion of 22 years, Brenda Duncan; her daughter, Kim "Missy" Waddell; grandsons, Chaz, Creg, Cory and great grandson "Chance" his ray of sunshine in his last days. Linda Willard was like a sister and husband Ronnie Willard; best friend, Willie Ramsey and the Bryant family; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A special thank you to the staff at St. Mary's Hospice for their wonderful loving care and support. Interment in Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. Funeral service 11:30 a.m. Friday at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with Rev. Gerald McGinnis officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 pm at Myna!
tt Funeral Home, Fountain City. www.mynattfh.com

KERR, HELEN ANDERSON - age 85 of Maryville, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2008 at UT Hospital with family attending. Born in Rockford on August 8, 1922, she graduated from Maryville High School and Maryville College (Class of '44). A loving wife and mother, she will be best remembered for her hospitality and graciousness. She lived a life of compassion and concern for others, and was truly a mother figure to countless people who would number themselves as members of her extended family. An active member of New Providence Presbyterian Church for over sixty years, she served as deacon, member and president of the women's association, chairperson of her circle, Bible study leader. Sunday school teacher, and member of various committees and groups, such as the Geneva Fellowship, Agape. She was also a member and president of Sam Houston Elementary School Parent Teacher organization, a volunteer at Contact Telephone Ministry and a volunteer in the adult literacy program at the Bloun!
t County Library. Like her mother, Nellie Pickens Anderson, she had a passion for genealogy and preserving historical documents. She was active in the Sultana Survivors Organization, and delivered lectures on the Sultana disaster at local and state meetings. Her interests included travel and photography, and her home is decorated with her splendid pictures from nearly all fifty of the United States and foreign locations, such as England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and more. An avid Lady Vols fan and season ticket holder, she proudly wore the orange and white in support of her team. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, John Allen Kerr, and she is survived by her children, John A. Kerr, Jr. and wife, Pat of Rockford, Linda and husband, Bill Wells of Friendsville and Barbara A. Kerr of Mathews, VA; grandchildren, Andy and Erin Kerr of Maryville; sister, Carolyn Anderson Carter of Wayne, PA; nephew, Rick Carter and wife, Becky of Medford!
, NJ; nephew, Bob Carter and wife, Diana of Minneapolis, MN; n!
iece, An
ne Carter of Minneapolis, MN, and niece, Karen Beals Ogle and husband, Mike of Knoxville, TN. The family wishes to express special thanks to Helen's back-door neighbors, Thom and MaryAnne Thaldorf, for their countless acts of kindness and thoughtfulness. A memorial service led by the Rev. Dr. Emily J. Anderson will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 29th at New Providence Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends immediately afterward in Westminster Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Providence Presbyterian Church Foundation, the H.F. (Bert) and Nellie Pickens Anderson Scholarship at Maryville College, or your favorite charity.

MAJOR, RUBY T. - age 83, of North Knoxville went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 26, 2008 at home. Mrs. Major was formerly employed at Strictly Feathers on Old Broadway. She was a member of the formerly known North Glenwood Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, "Captain" William(Bill)Major-Head of Criminal Investigation, Knoxville Police Department. Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Gwen Woodard and Ms. Toni Anderson; son, Billy Major; granddaughter, Michelle Beckman and husband, Dr. Samuel L. Beckman of Nashville; great-grandson, Jacob Beckman; sister, Mrs. Bobbie Bischaglia of Middlesboro , Ky. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Wednesday, May 28, 2008. A funeral service will be held Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 11 am at the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with Rev Russell Porcella officiating. Interment will follow at Lynnhurst Cemetery. www.lynnhurstchapel.com

MILLER, DONNA KAY - age 56 of Halls passed away suddenly at her home Monday May 26, 2008. Member of the Baptist faith and retired from Levi-Strauss after 20 years of service. Preceded in death by: mother: Edna Nelson and grandmother: Daisy Golden. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law: Bobby and Angela Collins; granddaughters: Kayla and Alyssa Collins; sisters and brothers-in-law: Diana and Ralph Ezell and Monique and Jim Henderlight; father: Rudy Wardrep; 4 nephews and many friends. Service 8 pm Thursday Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel, Rev. Elbert Kitts officiating. Family and friends will meet 9:30 am Friday at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel and proceed to Lynnhurst Cemetery for entombment service at 10 am. Pallbearers: Bobby Collins, Jack Stinnett, Jr., Tim Stinnett, Eddie Rogers, Fred Weaver, Ralph Ezell and Jim Henderlight. Family will receive friends 5 to 8 pm Thursday at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel. www.mynattfh.com

NORRIS, MARIE PRESSNELL - age 84, went to her heavenly Father on May 25, 2008. She was born on November 4, 1923 in Tazewell, TN to Shade B. and Dollie Poore Pressnell. She was the oldest of 12 children. Preceded in death by parents, her husband, Avery H. Norris; infant brothers, Chester and Kenneth; sister, Faye P. Layne and brother, Everett Pressnell. Survived by brothers and sisters-in-law: Lawrence and Edith, John and Margaret, Tom and Thelma; sisters and brothers-in-law: Cecil and Gene Stickle, Helen and Jack Smith, Velma and Norris Keck, Joyce and Roscoe Watson; sister-in-law, Reba Pressnell, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Marie worked for many years as an optical technician for Dr. Harold J. Winston. She was a member of Church Street United Methodist Church for many years and a member of New Tazewell O.E.S 232. Special thanks from the family to the nurses and staff of NHC, Knoxville for their care of Marie for the past three years. Family will receive frien!
ds from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at Berry Funeral Home Chapel, Chapman Highway. A funeral service will follow at 8 pm with Rev. Cabel Trent and Rev. Travis Pressnell officiating. Songs by Mallory Tucker. Family and friends will meet at Berry Funeral Home at 1 pm Thursday, May 29, 2008 to go to Woodlawn Cemetery for a 2 pm interment. Pallbearers will be nephews and Joe Poston. A guestbook and additional information is available at www.berryfuneralhome.com

PACE, MARTHA E. CHAMBLISS - 82, of Batesville died Sunday, May 25, 2008. She was born February 17, 1926 in Knox County, Tennessee to James A. and Nancy (Lawhorne) Chambliss. Martha was a homemaker and worked for 10 years at UT Hospital in Knoxville in the sterilization department. She enjoyed flower gardening, needlepoint, sewing and working in the yard. Martha was a godly woman with strong morals and ethics. She saw that other people were taken care of including her parents and her husband. She was a member of the West Baptist Church and a former member of the Broadway Baptist Church in Knoxville. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, R. David and Ann Pace; two grandchildren, Andrew and Rebecca Pace; and two nephews, William & James Knight. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wendell Pace and sister, Anna Louise Knight. Graveside services are at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Highland Memorial Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee with Rev!
erend R. David Pace officiating. There is no visitation planned. Memorials may be made to Broadway Baptist Church, 815 N. Broadway Street, Knoxville, TN 37917 Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com

PRESSLEY, FRANCES D. - age 67 of Walland, went home to be with the Lord May 26, 2008. She was a member of Pilgrim Temple Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, Beacher R. Pressley; parents, John and Heneretta Fife Dover. Survivors include son, John Robert Pressley; son and daughter in law, Billy and Geneva Pressley; daughter, Loretta Cowden, Anna Mae Pressley; sister, Karen Dover; special friend, Helen Taylor, several nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral service 2:00 pm Thursday May 29, 2008 at Pilgrim Temple Baptist Church, Rev. Dexter Sloan and Rev. Robert Jennings officiating. Interment service to follow at Clover Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 12:00 pm until 2:00 PM at Pilgrim Temple Baptist Church. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home, Maryville. www.millerfuneralhome.org

PRITCHARD, HAROLD - age 72 of Knoxville passed away Sunday, May 25, 2008. He was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church. Mr. Pritchard served in the United States Army before retiring from K.U.B. Preceded in death by his parents, Louis Ivan and Alta Lunette Saylor Pritchard; grandson, Kevin Laugherty; brothers, James Pritchard, Louis Pritchard; sister, Beverly Taylor. Survived by wife, June Annette Pritchard; daughters, Sherry Bowers and husband Jeff, Karen Edmonds, Janet McGill and husband Glen, and Sheila Huling; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; brothers, Jack Pritchard and Ronald Pritchard; sisters, Ruth Morton, JoAnn Turner, Carol Smith and Alta Forccucci. Funeral services will be held Wednesday 8 pm in the Fountain City Chapel of Mynatt Funeral Home with Pastor Rex Eledge officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:30 am Thursday at Mynatt Funeral Home and proceed to Greenwood Cemetery for interment at 11 am. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6!
-8 pm at Mynatt Funeral Home, Fountain City. www.mynattfh.com

RUSSELL, EARL EUGENE (GENE) - age 80 of Kodak, TN, passed away Monday, May 26, 2008, at home. Member of Thorn Grove Baptist Church and Kodak Chapter #460 OES, Excelsior #342 IOOF; and French Broad #588 F & AM for 50 years, and the Scottish Rite. A U.S. Air Force veteran of WWII and retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad. Preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Nina Russell, and brother, Dwight. Survived by loving wife of 60 years, Mildred Chesney Russell; son and wife, Larry and Angie Russell; grandchildren, Jason and Amy Russell, Whitney and Matthew Pickel; great grandchildren, Kennedy and Colin Russell and Benjamin Pickel; nieces and husbands, Dwinita and Steve Loveday, Debbie and Clifford Wyrick, Carmen and Randy Cate; nephew, Jamie Russell; sisters-in-law, Eula Henderson, Virginia Chesney, Reva Smith, and Rubye Kaskuske; special nieces, Darlene Fox, Wanda Taylor, and Judy Accola; and many special friends. Special thanks to physicians: John Blake, John Dougherty, and T!
imothy Panella. Funeral services will be 7:00 PM Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at Thorn Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Tatum and Rev. Ronnie White officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:45 AM Thursday at Thorn Grove Cemetery for an 11:00 AM interment. Pallbearers: Dickie Chesney, David Hoskins, Jason Russell, Matthew Pickel, Arless Merritt, Steve Loveday, and Clifford Wyrick. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Thorn Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 10200 Thorn Grove Pike, Strawberry Plains, TN 37871. The family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 PM Wednesday at Thorn Grove Baptist Church. nArrangements by Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, 523-4999. www.bridgesfuneralhome.com

SERRA, MILDRED LOUISE (FORTNER) - 85 Passed at 3:15 Monday May 26 at Baptist Hospital. Ms. Serra was the widow of Vincent G. Serra & daughter of Samuel L. & Effie (Vandergriff) Fortner. Preceded in death by brothers; Claude & Ed Fortner. Survived by brother Robert Fortner, Lexington, Ky.; sisters-in-law: Betty Jo Fortner, Halls, Francis Campbell, Morristown, Dotty McMahan, Knoxville, Gladys (Fortner)Lambert, Winchester, Ky.; nieces: Vikki L. (Fortner) Embs, Winchester, Ky; Claudette (Fortner) Smith, Lancaster, Ky; nephews: Claude Fortner, Jr, Alabama, Ed Fortner Jr, Manassas, Va, Vincent Fortner, Knoxville, Rich Jenks, Winchester, Ky., Cousins: Joan Moon, Knoxville, Dorothy (Dot) Collins & Fostina. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Family and friends will meet 1:15 Pm Thursday at Mynatt Funeral Home, Fountain City and proceed to Greenwood Cemetery for a graveside service at 2 Pm. Friends may call at their convenience Wednesday and Thursday before the service. www.mynattfh.c!
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SEWELL, CECIL H. - age 92 of Halls, passed away Monday May 26, 2008. He was a retired engineer with Southern Railroad. Preceded in death by wife, Mildred Turner Sewell. Survived by sons: Larry Sewell and wife Genie of Knoxville, Jackie Sewell and wife Jean of Montgomery, AL and David Sewell of Knoxville; daughters: Cecelia Lindsey and husband Ken of Hernando Beach, FL, Diane Hines and husband John of Cleveland, TN, Susan Hill and husband Berney of Knoxville; 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Family and friends will meet 10:45 am Thursday at Hill Cemetery for a graveside service at 11 am. Rev. Sammie Epperson officiating. Friends may call 6 to 8 pm Wednesday at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel.

SHARP, URSA THELMA - age 97, died at 8:00 pm Sunday, May 25, 2008 at her Nursing Home, NHC Healthcare, Oak Ridge, TN. She was born at her parents' farm in Whitman Hollow in Campbell County, TN on July 6, 1910 near where Norris Lake is now located. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clinton, TN. Preceded in death by her father, William Russell Sharp; her mother, Effie Florence Rogers Sharp; her sisters, Gladys Sharp Stafford, Lorraine Sharp Patterson, Jeannette Sharp Stair, and Elizabeth (Betty) Sharp Henceroth; and her nephews, David Lawrence (Larry) Stafford and Stanley William (Billy) Henceroth, Jr. She is survived by her brother, Roger Calvin Sharp and wife Mary Florence Sharp; her nephews: Paul Gordon Stafford, Jerry Kranz Patterson, Joseph Lee Stair, John (Jack) Rogers Stafford, David Jerome Stair, Michael Sharp Patterson, Christopher Edward Patterson, Richard Calvin Sharp, Randall Roger Sharp, and Alan John Henceroth; nieces: Effie Thursa Stair, Judy Eliza!
beth Henceroth, Jean (Jeannie) Ann Henceroth, and Sarah Henceroth Wallen; and her step niece, Pamela Gilbreath Kelly. She graduated from Clinton High School, Clinton, TN. She worked for Magnet Mills, Clinton, TN prior to World War II; as a civilian for the U. S. Army at Fort McPherson, Atlanta, GA during World War II; and for the Central Intelligence Agency after World War II as an analyst until her retirement. In the later position she had three overseas tours of duty: Japan (during the Korean War), Taiwan, and the Philippines. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 31 with the funeral services following at 3:00 pm. at Holly Gamble Funeral Home at 675 S. Charles G. Seivers Boulevard, Clinton, TN. The gravesite service will be immediately after the funeral at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens, Edgemoor Road (Highway 170) in Claxton (one third mile west of the intersection of Routes 25W and 170 where Claxton Elementary School is located), Anderson Cou!
nty, TN. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the First!
Baptist
Church of Clinton, 225 N. Charles Seivers Boulevard, Clinton, TN 37716. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of the arrangements.

SHEEHAN, SONYA LEA - age 46 of Lady's Island, S.C. formerly of Knoxville passed away Monday at St. Mary's North. She was a faithful Christian of the Baptist faith and a loving and caring mother and wife. Preceded in death by parents, Lawrence and Blanch Porter. Survived by her husband, Jerry Sheehan of Lady's Island, S.C.; sons, Clint Parsons of Nashville, Tn., Jesse Sheehan of Ft. Bragg, N.C., Broc Sheehan of Lady's Island, S.C.; sisters, Gayle Porter of Knoxville, Carolyn Gemmell and husband Dan of South Carolina, Becky Stewart and husband Clark of Knoxville; brother, L.H. Porter of Thornhill, Tn.; and beloved pet, CoCo; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7:30 P.M. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Larry Woods officiating. The family will receive friends 5:30 - 7:30 P.M. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.www.rosemortuary.com

TILSON, JOE ALEXANDER - age 78 of Morristown passed away at home on Tuesday, May 27, 2008. Born November 29, 1929 in Greeneville, Tennessee. Member of First Presbyterian Church, Morristown. Veteran of the Untied States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Retired U.S. Magistrate Judge (1985-95), Chancellor (1963-64), assistant Attorney General and practicing attorney. Preceded in death by his parents, Joe Q. and Lucille Alexander Tilson. Survived by his wife of 54 years, Leona Souder Tilson; daughters, Laura Watkins (Tony) of Morristown and Susan Tilson of Seattle, WA; son, David (Terri) of Morristown; grandchildren, Jake and Maddie Watkins of Morristown; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. The family will receive friends Thursday, May 29, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. in the chapel of First Presbyterian Church, Morristown. Graveside services for the family will be held on Friday at the Shiloh Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Tusculum. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a memorial !
gift to the Opportunity Fund at the Boys and Girls Club of Morristown, PO Box 1461, Morristown, TN 37814; the Building Fund of First Presbyterian Church, 600 W. Main Street, Morristown, TN 37814; or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Mayes Family Services of Morristown

TOMLINSON, DONNA GIBBS - age 48, died 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2008. She was preceded in death by her brother, Tommy Gibbs. Her survivors include her husband, Walter Tomlinson; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey Alan Rose and Tara Rose; mother, Roberta Kerschieter; father, James Gibbs; grandchildren, Tristan and Shyla Rose and Taevien Parker. Funeral service 2:00 P.M. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Clyde Haynes officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-9:00 P.M. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

VANN, NELLIE GREGORY - 96, of Knoxville, departed this life on May 14, 2008 in Richmond, VA. Preceding her in death was her devoted husband of 51 years, John H. Vann. Nellie was a successful businesswoman, a loving homemaker, a doting grandmother, a good neighbor and a talented and gifted seamstress and maker of ceramics. Throughout her lifetime, she delighted in making beautiful clothing, ceramics and embroidered goods and giving them to friends, family or charitable causes. She is survived by a sister, Eunice G. Heck of Knoxville; an adoring nephew whom she raised as her son, Jack N. Long; a daughter-in-law, Shirley D. Long; three grandchildren and their families, Gregory V. Adams and his wife Margaret and daughter Katie, Scot A. Long and his wife Christine and Karen L. Kalita and her husband John, all of Richmond, VA; a special nephew, Richard Dodson; a sister-in-law, Jeanette Vann and her sons Tommy and Bobby, all of Knoxville; and a niece, Dona Gussow, of Jupiter, FL. T!
he family will receive friends at Highland Memorial Funeral Home from 6 pm to 7 pm on May 28th. A graveside service will be held on May 29th at 11 am at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Highland Memorial is honored to serve the Vann Family

WADE, THOMAS WILTON "TOM" JR. - 74, of Union City, who died at 12:15 a.m. today at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City after battling cancer."If more people contributed to our communities like Tom Wade has, this would be a whole lot better place to live."Those were the words used by Bill Sanderson of Kenton in reflecting on longtime Obion County agribusinessman Thomas Wilton. Sanderson, whose family has been in business in Kenton for 44 years, said Wade's contributions are countless and the void he leaves behind in Kenton and the surrounding area will be difficult to fill. "When we were trying to open a new school, we didn't have the money for the property," he said. "Without being asked, Tom Wade volunteered and bought the property for the new school, which is doing great today. "And he has done innumerable other things for the people of Kenton. He was a fine man and he will be greatly missed." Wade was born Nov. 23, 1933, in Memphis, son of the late Patti (Walker) and Tom!
W. Wade Sr., who lived in Kenton.He grew up in Kenton and completed his high school education at McCallie School in Chattanooga, graduating with the Class of 1952. He earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1957. Wade was the owner of Tom Wade Companies, headquartered in Kenton, which consists of Wade Gin Co., Wade Land Co., Kenton Grain Co. and Tom Wade Strawberries, all in Kenton; Como Grain and Feed Co.; Farmers Gin of Humboldt and Humboldt Cotton Warehouse; Yorkville Gin Co.; Union City Grain; and Dyer Grain and Farm Supply. He was also a retired director of First State Bank and had been chairman of the board of the bank and its executive committee. His extensive commitments had included membership on the McCallie School Board of Trustees and the McCallie School Board of Visitors; the presidency of the University of Tennessee National Alumni Association (1981-82); the national chairmanship of annua!
l giving for the University of Tennessee (1982-83); membership!
on the
University of Tennessee Athletics Board (1983-85), the University of Tennessee Development Council (1977-79 and 1983-85 and the University of Tennessee Board of Governors (1977-1987); chairmanship of the University of Tennessee, Martin, Development Committee (1984-85); and the presidency of the Obion County University of Tennessee Alumni Association (1959-60 and 1974-75). He had also been a member of the Governor's Council on Agriculture and Forestry (1995-96); a director of Cotton Inc. (1975-80); a delegate to the National Cotton Council (1968-79); chairman of the Tennessee Delegation to the National Cotton Council (1977); president of the Tennessee Ginners Association (1976-77), the Obion County Industrial Development Corporation (1991-93) and Poplar Meadows Country Club in Union City (1979-80); charter president of Tennessee Grain and Feed Association (1984-85); and vice president of Obion County Chamber of Commerce (1988-90). He had been a member of Pi Kappa Alpha at the!
University of Tennessee and most recently was president of Pi Kappa Alpha Education Foundation and chairman of Pi Kappa Alpha Annual Fund. He had also been chairman of the National Gifts Phase of the University of Tennessee 21st Century Campaign (1996-98); a member of the Tennessee Board for Economic Growth (beginning in 1995); a director and president of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association (beginning in 1977) and vice chairman of Gibson County Railroad Authority (beginning in 1985). He had received the Pi Kappa Alpha Loyalty Award in 1994 and, most recently, Pi Kappa Alpha's highest honor, the Order of West Ridge.He also received the Chancellor's Citation from the University of Tennessee in 1985; the Distinguished Service Award, Cotton Inc. in 1986; and the Citation for Service, Cotton Inc. in 1980. In 1986, he had been named Obion County Conservation Farmer of the Year.Wade was a member of Union City First United Methodist Church and the Upper Room Sunday School Clas!
s. He had also been a member of the congregation's Finance Com!
mittee.
He is survived by his wife, Pat (Thurmond) Wade, whom he married March 31, 1962; his son and daughter-in-law, Will and Kim Wade of Union City; two daughters and sons-in-law, Annie Laurie "Lolly" and Donny Bearden of Shreveport, La., and Patti and Rance Barnes of Union City; nine grandchildren, Rance Barnes, Walker Barnes, Thomas Barnes, Wilton Wade, John Wade, Annie Grace Wade and Ben Wade, all of Union City, and Meg Bearden and Ellen Bearden, both of Shreveport; his sister and brother-in-law, Sally and Dr. Pitt Tomlinson III of Chapel Hill, N.C.; his brother-in-law, Bob Thurmond of Dyersburg; and his nephew, Pitt Tomlinson IV of Chapel Hill. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Patti Walker Wade. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Union City First United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with Dr. David Russell officiating, assisted by the Rev. Eddie Mallonee. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery in Kenton. Friends may call at White-Ranson Funeral Home 4-8!
p.m. Thursday. Pallbearers will be Bob Cart-wright, Newell Graham, Bill Simrell, John Miles, David Critchlow Jr., Bart White, Jimmy White, Chris Kirkland and the founding members of First State Bank board of directors: Jim White, Robert Kirkland, George Botts, David Critchlow Sr., Dan Weber, Milton Hamilton Jr. and Andy Newmon. Honorary pallbearers will be managers of Tom Wade companies: Ed Sims, Johnny Martin, Ronnie Workman, Darryl Sims, Dewey Bradley, Chuck Whitaker, Keith Cardwell and Steve Moore.The family requests memorials be made to Obion County Hometown Walk of Hope or Gideons International, P.O. Box 191, Union City, TN 38281.

WADE, TOM W., JR. - of Union City, Tennessee passed away May 27, 2008. He was the owner and operator of Tom Wade Companies in Kenton, TN. Preceded in death by parents, Thomas Wilton Wade and Patti Walker Wade. Survivors include wife, Patricia "Pat" Thurmond Wade; daughters, Lolly (Donny) Bearden of Shreveport, LA, and Patti (Rance) Barnes of Union City, TN; son, Will (Kim) Wade of Union City; 9 grandchildren; sister, Dr. and Mrs. Patt "Sally" Tomlinson III, Chapel Hill, NC; brother-in-law, Bob Thurmond, Dyersburg, TN. Funeral services 11:00 a.m. May 30, 2008 at First United Methodist Church, Union City. White - Ranson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

WELLS, ROY S. - age 87 of Sevierville, passed away Monday, May 26, 2008 at Hillcrest South Nursing Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dan and Susie Wells; wives, Clara Wells and Bertha Wells; children, Henry and Delsie Wells. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, James and Sally Wells; grandchildren: Jimmy Wells, Jeremy Wells, Bobby Jones, Wayne Jones, Billy Jones and Tammy O'Meara; eleven great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; sister: Mildred Ogle. Funeral services 7 PM Wednesday in the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Carl McGill officiating. Family and friends will meet 11 AM Thursday in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Wells, III, Jimmy Wells, Jr., Wayne Jones, Bud Haun, Bobby Jones and Billy Jones. The family will receive friends 5-7 PM Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com)

WOODBY, NANCY EVELYN - age 60 of Kingston, formerly of Knoxville, passed away May 26, 2008 at Parkwest Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Weaver Funeral Home in charge.

WRIGHT, BOBBIE FRANCES BAILEY - age 94, of Powell, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Rockwood Health and Rehab Center. She was born March 23, 1914, Claiborne County to the late Robert Lee Bailey and Margaret Anna Brooks Bailey. Member of Broadway Baptist Church since Dec 28, 1941. Retired from Palm Beach Industries in Knoxville. Mrs. Wright was preceded in death by her husband, George E. Wright; sisters, Martha Newby (Knoxville), Mossie Minton (Gibson Station, VA), Margaret Willis (Ewing, VA), Lucille Casper (MI), Ruth Dunkle (FL), Dorothy Bailey (MI); brothers, Shelby Bailey (TX), Kellogg Bailey (Ewing, VA), Robert Bailey (FL), Howard Bailey (MI), and Parks Bailey (Ewing, VA); nieces and nephews, Lillian (Ting) Fry, Roy (Buster ) Newby, Mildred Brown (all of Knoxville, TN), Carl Minton (Tipp City, OH), Billie Jean Hurst (Middlesboro, KY), Tommy Bailey (Newport News, VA), Joe Brown (Orlando, FL). Her surviving relatives include her nieces, Alene Hurst (Dayton, OH), Anita!
Berrey (Pickney, MI); great nieces & nephews, James L. Fry, Sr.(Col., USA Ret) (Blythewood, SC), Robert W. Newby (Suffield, CT), Diane Brown Vettori (Knoxville, TN), Carl (Corky) Minton (Chickasaw, OH), Craig Minton (Troy OH), Chris Minton (Chickasaw, OH), Cheryl Minton Mikalas (Troy OH), Dennis Hurst (Columbus, IN), Myra Hurst Campbell (Kettering, OH), Tony Hurst (Eaton, OH), James Bailey (Hampton, VA), Jennifer Bailey Meads (Hampton, VA), Elaine Newby Tolliver (Knoxville, TN), Terri Reyst Estepp and Eric Reyst (Howell, MI); great great nieces & nephews, James L. Fry, Jr (Greenville, NC), Tracy Fry (Columbia, SC), Laura Newby and Chris Newby (W. Suffield, CT), Patricia Vettorri and Joseph Vettori (Knoxville, TN), David Minton and Katy Minton (Toledo, OH), John Minton (Chickasaw, OH), Cody Spangenberger (Bethel Township, OH), Shayne Spangenberger (Troy, OH), Amy Hurst Imlay, Brian Hurst, and Kevin Hurst (Columbus, IN), Tammy Wysong and Shawn Fields (Kettering, OH), Tiffany!
Hurst, and Anthony Hurst (Eaton, OH), Martia Cornejo (Union C!
ounty, T
N), Samantha Estepp and Stephanie Reyst (Howell, MI); great, great, great nieces & nephews, Joshua Fry, Abbagail Fry, Hope Fry, and Isaac Fry (Greenville, NC), Allison Horowitz and Kayce Fry (Blythewood, SC), Hayden Fry (Columbia, SC), Lauren Imlay, Jerd Imlay, Morgan Imlay, Nathan Imlay, Nolan Hurst and Oran Hurst (Columbus, IN), Brittany Ave-Lallemant, Ashley Wysong, Anthony Wysong, Jason Wysong, Vicki Wysong, Megan Fields, and Alex Fields (Kettering, OH), Carson Hurst and Josh Hurst(Eaton, OH), Caleb Bowlin (Union County, TN); great, great, great, great nieces & nephews, Cole Wysong, Caleb Wysong, Jeffrey Wysong, Jade Wysong, and Brandon Fields (Kettering, OH). The family will receive friends 12:00- 2:30 PM Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel before traveling in procession to Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 3:00 P.M. graveside service with Rev. David Garnett of Powell Presbyterian Church and Rev. Tim Turley, Broadway Baptist Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial!
s may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Center, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. www.rosemortuary.com




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