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Subject: [TNMORGAN] Knoxville News-Sentinel Obituaries June 2, 2008
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 11:01:37 GMT

ARDEN, CLARENCE H., JR. (BUTCH) - age 46, of Knoxville, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, May 27, 2008. He was non-denominational but expressed a profound belief in a higher power. Butch owned and operated Arden Service Company for several years. He was a very accomplished musician with a beautiful voice and could play a variety of instruments. Music and nature were both very integral parts of his life. Preceded in death by parents, Henry and Ina Arden; brother, Eddie Arden. Survivors: wife, Beverly Gail Buraczynski-Arden; daughters, Brandi Arden, Keri Buraczynski; son, Matt Buraczynski; grandchildren, Aneesa Davenport, Amaya Hill; sisters, Pat Lewis, Sandy Rhoads, Linda Arden, Donna Braden; and beloved dog, Max. Memorial service, 8:00 p.m., Monday, Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City Chapel, Rev. Sandy Peters officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be given to the family at the service. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Monday, My!
natt Funeral Home Chapel, Fountain City.

ATKINS, HESTER WYRICK -age 78 of Luttrell, devoted housewife, and mother, passed away May 31, 2008, 11:20 a.m., peacefully at home surrounded by loving family. Hester was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church. Preceded in death by: husband of 53 years, Clyde Atkins; father and mother, Calday and Francie (Pierce) Wyrick; brothers and sister, O.G. and Fred Wyrick and Othella "Sally" Wyrick; beloved granddaughter, Beth Holloway; son-in-law, William "Bill" Holloway. Survivors include: sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Becky Atkins, Ronnie and Vicki Atkins; daughters and son-in-law, Brenda and Emmett Curl, Janet Holloway and James Heiskell; brothers and sisters, Theodore and Carl Wyrick, Pearl Atkins, Carolyn Kitts, and Barbara Norris; eleven grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; special grand dog, Sally Ann; several nieces and nephews. A special thanks to her caregivers, Gaynell Cox, Beth Reavis, Amy Nicely, and Kay Sharp. The family will receive friends from 5 t!
o 8 Monday, June 2, 2008 with funeral service to follow at 8:00 p.m. in the chapel at Cooke Mortuary. Reverend Leonard Goins and Reverend James Russell officiating. Interment will be Tuesday, 11:00, June 3, 2008 in Pleasant View Cemetery. Pallbearers: Kieth Heiskell, Jason Heiskell, Everett Atkins, Adam Atkins, Jason Hooks, Ted Morgan, Wes Effler, and Chuck Nicely. Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville, TN.

BAILEY, HOBERT M. - age 94 of Farragut, passed away Friday evening, May 30, 2008 at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center. Mr. Bailey was of the Baptist faith. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was an avid fisherman and gardener who loved to grow tomatoes. Raised on a farm in North Carolina, he worked in coal mines in Virginia and West Virginia before moving to Oak Ridge during the construction of the atomic energy plants. After leaving Oak Ridge, he settled in Farragut. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Minnie Edwards Bailey; his wife, Edna Raines Bailey; one brother; five sisters; and a granddaughter, Teri Johnston. He is survived by his daughters, Gail Bailey Hinkle and her husband William, of Lenoir City; and Marquettia Ottinger and her husband Lindell ,of Knoxville; his son, Michael Bailey and his wife Cookie, of Knoxville; grandchildren, Vicki Butler of Lenoir City; Julie Myers and her husband Eric of Farragut; Randall Scott Hinkle and h!
is wife Jeannine, of Lenoir City; Rex Bailey and his wife Kim, of Parker, Colorado; Scott Bailey, of Clearwater, Florida; Tim Ottinger and his wife Samantha, of Powell; Nick Ottinger and his wife Michael, of Knoxville; and Logan Ottinger, of Knoxville; also surviving are numerous great-grandchildren. There is no visitation scheduled. Family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 for a 2:00 p.m. graveside service, conducted by Rev. John Holland. More information and an online guestbook are available at Highland Memorial (Bearden) 588-0567.

BONCZEK, ADELINE M. - age 82, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee and formerly a longtime resident of Hobart and, subsequently, Hebron, Indiana passed away quietly at home after an extended illness on Monday, May 26, 2008. She was born on June 16, 1925, in Hammond, Indiana the daughter of Charles and Marie Easterlin. Adeline was married to Stanley Bonczek on February 14, 1942. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oak Ridge, TN and a previous member of St. Helen's Catholic Church in Hebron, IN, a member of the Hobart Garden Club, TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), and was a Girl Scout Leader in Hobart for many years. Previously, she was a co-owner of the Horseshoe Trailer Park in Hobart. She enjoyed gardening and homecrafts. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Adeline is survived by her loving family; husband of 66 years, Stanley Bonczek, Oak Ridge, TN; sons, William (Marie) Bonczek, Fairport Harbor, OH, and Richard (Kim) Bonczek, Oak Ridge, TN; !
daughters, Rose (Roland) Wibbing, Carriere, MS, and Dorothy (Robert) Wheeler, Crown Point, IN; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; brothers Vernon (Dorothy) Easterlin, Bothell, WA, and John (Sandy) Easterlin, Hobart, IN, and other loving family and dear friends. Adeline was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Grace Nix; and brother, Charles Easterlin. A visitation for Adeline Bonczek was held on Friday, May 30, 2008, at Rees Funeral Home - Hobart Chapel, 600 West Old Ridge Road, Hobart. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, May 31, 2008, at St. Helens Catholic Church, Hebron, with Father Derrick F. Dudash, officiating. Burial was at Graceland Cemetery in Valparaiso. For further information please call Rees Funeral Home at (219) 942-2109 or online at

BOSWELL, RUBY NEWCOMB - 87, of Knoxville died Friday, May 30, 2008 at Shannondale Health Care Center following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Knoxville. She was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Wade H. Boswell. Ruby is survived by 5 children, Julia and husband Vern Shibla, Wade M. and wife Judy Boswell, James H. and wife Judy Boswell, Richard L. Boswell, and Randi and husband Robert Henson; 8 grandchildren and spouses; 9 great grandchildren; sister, Gale Meredith; brother, Raymond Newcomb; and niece, Jan. Graveside service will be conducted Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 1:30 PM in Tennessee Veterans' Cemetery with Rev. Dave Ward officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Baptist Church (Fulfilling the Promise) 510 West Main Knoxville, TN 37902 or Gideons International P.O. Box 1452 Knoxville, TN 37901. Arrangements made by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy.

BURKHARDT, JAMES OLIVER "POP" - age 78 of Knoxville, TN passed away Saturday, May 31, 2008. Pop was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who could always bring a smile to anyone's face. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Carter High School. Jim retired from South Central Bell on December 31, 1983. Preceded in death by wife, Lennis Clayton Burkhardt; daughter, Cynthia Ann Burkhardt; father, Earl K. Burkhart; mother, Blanche A. Cruze Burkhart. Survivors are sons, Rev. James O. Burkhardt, Jr. and wife Gayle of Pensacola, FL, Doug Burkhardt and wife Peggy of Kodak, TN; and daughter, Angie Burkhardt Wells and husband Larry of Kodak; grandchildren, Amber Burkhardt Beasley and husband Craig of Pensacola, FL, Heather Burkhardt Jones and husband Ian of Ft. Worth, TX, Brooke Burkhardt French and husband B.J., Adam Burkhardt and Aaron Burkhardt of Kodak, Craig Wells of Valdosta, GA, Brent Wells and Tracy Wells of Kodak; great-grandsons, Con!
nor French and Caden French of Kodak; step-children, Pat Foust and husband Ronnie, Doris Blodgett and husband Stuart; step-grandchildren, Stephanie Owens and husband Jody, Jonathan Foust, Ben Blodgett, and Stephen "PH" Blodgett; step great granddaughter, Abby Owens, all of Knoxville. Family will receive friends 6-8 PM Monday, June 2, at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy. Family and friends will meet Tuesday at Asbury Cemetery for an 11 AM graveside service with Dr. Deron Cobb officiating. Memorials may be made to Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 2500 Maryville Pike Knoxville, TN 37920. A guestbook and additional information are available at, and you are invited to share your thoughts and memories of Jim at his memorial website at

BURKHART, CARROLL JOE - age 61 of Maynardville, went to be with the Lord on May 25, 2008 at the home of his daughter, Rhonda after a long illness. Preceded in death by: daughter, Wanda Faye Burkhart; two granddaughters, Veronica and Kayla Burkhart. Survived by: wife, Rebecca (Mickey); daughters, Rhonda and husband Johnny Washington, Tina Benson and Carla Burkhart; grandchildren, Latasha Bias, Antonio Burkhart, Tay, Ashley Gusby; mother, Georgia Anderson; father, George Burkhart; brother, Eddie and wife Iva, Jacky and wife Susan; sisters, Pat and husband Elmer Calwell, Nellie Anderson, Florine and husband David Anderson; several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. A special thanks to niece Annette (Calwell) Gonterman and the St Mary's Hospice and nurses, Laura, Kathy and Kim. Family will receive friends 6 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday with service to follow at 7 :00 p.m. at Bearden Gospel Baptist Church. Reverend Jim Branum officiating. Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville, TN www.cookemortua!

CASH, VERLON SANFORD - age 84 went peacefully to heaven on May 31, 2008, at Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville, TN. He was a member of Central Baptist Church, at Bearden, and a long time member of First Baptist Church, Memphis, TN. He retired from Memphis Funeral Home with over 40 Years of service to grieving families in the Mid-South area. He also served families with West Funeral Home, Weaverville, NC until moving to Knoxville in 1995. Verlon was an active Mason and Shriner over 60 years. He was a 50 year member of the Angerona Lodge, Memphis, Tn. (32 Degree) and the Al Chymia Shrine Temple, Memphis, TN. He was also a charter member of the Memphis Downtown Kiwanis Club, and the Mars Hill Shrine Club (Oasis Temple), NC. He also holds membership in the York Rite, Marshall, NC. WWII Veteran, serving mainly in General George Patton's 3rd Army office. Verlon was a witness and reported for the 3rd Army and Stars and Stripes at the Dachau and Nuremberg, Germany war crimes trials.!
Survived by, wife of 59 years Amaryllis (Amy) Boals Cash; daughter Paula Cash Lemmond; grandchildren, Michelle E. Lemmond, and Michael A. Sanford Lemmond. A special thanks to, James Womack, and Ed Lemmond. Family will receive friends Tuesday , June 3, 2008 at Weaver Funeral Home from 5-7:30 pm with service to follow at 7:30 pm. Dr. Wendell Boertje of Central Baptist Church of Bearden officiating. Interment Wednesday June 4, 2008, 11:30 a. at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery with Rev. Ed Lemmond holding committal service. Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church of Bearden "Imagine the Blessing", your local Shrine Temple to benefit the Shrine Hospital for Children, or other Christian charities. You are invited to share your thoughts and memories of Verlon at his memorial website Weaver Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

CLARKSON, URSULA (OSIE) ELIZABETH - age 81 of Knoxville entered eternal rest on Saturday May 31, 2008 at NHC Knoxville. She was a loyal and faithful member of City View Baptist Church and retired from Robert Shaw. Preceded in death by her parents Emil Zastrow and Ida Dittmann Zastrow, her Auny Munti and her loving husband Beryl Clarkson. She is survived by her sister Helda Bubat; nephew and niece Uwe Bubat and Cornelia Lupkes of Germany; sisters and brothers in law Esther and George Rines, Hester and Kyle Warwick, Ralph and Jean Clarkson and June Crane; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8:00 P.M. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Grant Bishop and Rev. Gene Hurley officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 A.M. Tuesday at the West Adair entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery for an 11:00 A.M. interment. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made in memory of Mrs. Clarkson to City View Baptist Church 2311 Fine Ave., Knoxville, Tennessee 37917. The famil!
y will receive friends 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.

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FRANKLIN, MARIE ELIZABETH VALENTINE - born Oct. 22, 1913, departed this life to join her Heavenly Father on May 31, 2008. She had waited all her life for this day. She will be met at the Golden Gates by her mother Sara Narcie Maples Valentine. I can hear grandmother say, "Marie, what took you so long to get here. We have so many things to do." Also preceding, her father, Clinton L. Valentine Sr.; brothers, Bill, Edward, Charlie, Roy, Walter, Fred, Jessie, and Clinton Valentine Jr.; daughter-in-law of 52 years Wilma Jean Brewer Franklin; grandson, Toby Dean Franklin; and former husband, Earl L. Franklin. Left behind to celebrate her life are brother and sister-in-law, Leslie and Rose Valentine; son, Earl L. Franklin and wife Shirley of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law Donald A. and Judy Rushing Franklin of Franklin, TN; her confer, her joy, caregiver, and always best friend, her special daughter, Marian Franklin Moses; daughter and son-in-law, Joan Franklin and L.C. Jones o!
f Townsend; grandsons, Michael L. Franklin, J. Mark Moses, David Todd, Eric Jon Spoon, and David A. Franklin; granddaughters, Cathy J. Moses Tuck, Melanie Franklin Edwards, Melinda Franklin Speece; five great grandsons and five great granddaughters. Marie worked as a medical technician at Lake Shore Hospital for 20 years. She was one of the original members of Middlebrook Pike Baptist Church and later joined Park West Baptist Church. She lived a life of hard work, simple needs, and never asked for anything for herself. She was devoted to her family and was always grateful to God her children were all saved and in church. Mother's wishes were not to receive flowers or friends. She will be laid to rest in a private burial service at Edge Wood Cemetery with her children and a prayer. Weaver Funeral Home is proud to serve the Franklin family.

HEMPHILL, BARBARA JEAN - age 72 of Knoxville, passed away peacefully at her home Saturday, May 31, 2008. She was a member of Byrd's Chapel Church and retired from Yale Lock Co. Preceded in death by husband, William H. Hemphill; parents, Clifton and Mayme Hackworth; grandson, Michael DeBusk; sister-in-law, Helen Hackworth. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Connie Murdoch, Jackie and Jerry Rutherford and Sherry and Michael Boyd; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law, Clifton "Buddy" Hackworth, Jerry Hackworth and Don and Ruth Hackworth; several nieces and nephews; special friend and cousin, Sandra Lee. The family will receive friends 6-8 pm Monday at Weaver's Chapel with the service to follow at 8 pm. Reverends Michael Ryan, Martin Wambach and Paul Houseworth officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 am Tuesday at Weaver's to proceed to Byrd's Chapel Cemetery for an 11 am graveside service. Pallbearers: Greg Conard, Shawn Helton, Bry!
an Ray, Todd Shaw, Don Hackworth, Jr. and Johnny Hackworth. You are invited to share your thoughts and memories of Barbara at her website Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home.

INGRAM, JOYCE - age 74, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2008, at Sweetwater Hospital. She was retired from Sweetwater Hosiery Mill, and a member of Burls Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Sweetwater. Preceded in death by her infant daughter: Angela Faye Ingram, parents: Oscar and Edna Raby, brothers: Jim, Bill, and Bud Raby. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law: Jack and Veronica Ingram, of Sweetwater, Rick and Jackie Ingram, of Athens; sisters: Patsy Miller, of Kingston, Sally Giles, of Lenior City; special friend Gene Thompson, of Sweetwater; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends on Tuesday June 3, 2008, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with the funeral service to follow at 8:00 P.M. in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Doug Easter and Rev. Doug Alexander officiating. Interment 10:00 A.M. Wednesday morning in the Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park. ww!

LEECH, VILLA (TRAMMEL) - age 89, of Fountain City, died peacefully with her family at her side on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at St. Mary's Residential Hospice. She was a member of Fountain City United Methodist Church, where she was active in children's ministries, quilting, United Methodist Women, and the Stephen's Ministry. She taught at Fountain City Elementary School for many years. She is preceded in death by her husband Ralph Leech, parents William and Aurelia Trammel. Survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Susan Brown, Knoxville, Sandra and Rev. Richard Lane, Madisonville, and Pat and Byron Stewart, Chattanooga; five grandchildren and their spouses: Matthew Brown, Stephanie and Wes Fulmer, Bryant and Julie Lewis, Andy and Nicole Stewart and Nathan Stewart; four great grandchildren; Macie Brown, Hayes and Hudson Fulmer, and Byron Stewart; sisters Mary Davis, Virginia Watson; brothers and sisters-in-law W. A. (Rib) and Nell Trammel, Edwin and Betty Trammel, several niece!
s and nephews. There will be a celebration of life service 7:00 pm Monday June 2, 2008, at Fountain City United Methodist Church Rev. Jim Whedbee, Rev. Don Hanshew, and Mr. John Needy officiating. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery Tuesday June 3, 2008 at 10:45 am for an 11:00 am graveside service. Memorials may be made to Fountain City United Methodist, building fund 212 Hotel Ave. Knoxville, Tennessee 37918. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the nurses and staff at St. Mary's Residential Hospice and to Villa's special caregivers. Family will receive friends 5:00 - 7:00 pm Monday June 2, 2008, at Fountain City United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Gentry-Griffey Chapel.

LETT, MILLARD JUNIOR - age 81, of South Knoxville passed away Sunday, June 1, 2008 at Fort Sanders Hospital. He was a former member of New Hopewell Baptist Church, and retired from Merita Bakery after 42 years of faithful service. He was also a highly decorated U.S. Army Veteran who served in World War II. Preceded in death by loving and devoted wife of 49 years, Lena Mae Lett; parents, Millard and Lillian Lett; 2 sisters and 3 brothers. Survived by daughter, Karen Kidd & husband Johnny; sons, Millard Lett III, Michael Lett & wife Patricia, Gary Lett, Steven Lett & wife Angie; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; brother, Paul Lett & wife Shirley; sister, Elizabeth "Toots" Swann; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at Tennessee Veteran's Cemetery at 9:30 AM on Wednesday for graveside services, Rev. Don Ownby officiating. Millard's beloved wife Lena Mae who passed away August 19, 1997 will be laid to rest with him. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Hom!
e, Chapman Hwy.

LOWE, KIMBERLY PATRICE - age 51, a resident of the Blair community, died Saturday, May 31, 2008, at Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center. Kim was born May 27, 1957, in Oak Ridge. She was a lifelong resident of this area. Her interests included outdoor activities, taking care of her pets, and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jacquelyn Rea, February 16, 1995. Kim is survived by her husband Rick Lowe; two children, Mandy Rice and husband Chris Rice, and Tony Nelson and wife Lisa Nelson; step-daughter, Ashley Lowe; father, Buford Bea; sister, Linda Rhodey and husband Archer Rhodey; brother, Mike Rea and sister-in-law, Shirlene Rea; mother-in-law, Shirley Moon and husband, Danny Moon, brother-in-law, Jerry Lowe and sister-in-law, Betty Justice and husband Scott; grandchildren Destanie and Josh Rice, and Anthony and Jacob Nelson; nieces Jill Rhodey and Becky Washington; nephews William Rhodey and Mick Rea; uncle and aunt Gerald and Elizabeth Re!
a and son Jerry; and nine great nieces and nephews. Kim was dearly loved and will be truly missed by all of her family and friends. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 from 6 - 8:00 pm at Weatherford Mortuary. Funeral services will follow at 8:00 pm with Rev. Tom Chadwick officiating. Graveside services are Wednesday, 11:00 am at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 - 8 pm at Weatherford Mortuary. An on-line guest book can be signed at

MARTIN, WILLIAM CLYDE - age 84, a resident of Oliver Springs died Saturday, May 31, 2008 at his home. Mr. Martin was born August 22, 1923 in Union County, Tennessee. He lived in Florida between the years of 1955 and 2006 when he moved to Oliver Springs. Mr. Martin was the owner and operator of a Napa auto parts store for 34 years in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. He was also employed at Orins in Oak Ridge for 2 years working in cancer research. William served his country in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1953. While serving in the Navy he worked in radiology and cancer research. Following his military discharge he assisted in the construction and calibration of the first cobalt therapy machine with Dr. Herbert Kerman and Dr. Brucer. In 1955 he moved to Jacksonville, Florida and worked at Saint Vincent Hospital, Saint Luke Hospital, and Baptist Hospital from 1955 to 1963 in radiology, X-ray technician, and cancer research. He later moved back to new Smyrna Beach before movin!
g to Oliver Springs in 2006. William was a Shriner, a 32 Degree Mason, the Exalted Ruler of the Elks Club #1557 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. He was also a disabled American veteran and the former commander of the D.A.V. post # 45 in New Smyrna Beach. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Martin, by his parents; Thomas Jefferson Martin and Trula Corum Mitchell, and by a brother, Robert Lee Martin. He is survived by a adopted daughter, Kahleen Suzanne Bennett; by a daughter, Jackie Lett of Knoxville; by a son, William Stanley Martin and wife Judy of Oliver Springs; by three grandchildren, Travis Martin and wife Missy of Corryton, Lucretia Embry and Dean of Knoxville, Carrie Burchell and husband Neal of Norfolk, Virginia; by great-grandchildren, Chloe and Zach Martin, Mackenzie and Makalee Embry, and Trevor Blade; by a brother, Jack Carlos Martin of Corryton; by a sister, Mary Lou Floyd of Knoxville; and by a best friend, Lucy Engle of New Smyrna Beach, Florida and by!
a former daughter in law, Shirley Martin of Knoxville. The fa!
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l receive friends Tuesday, June 3, 2008 between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 pm at Sharp Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 8:00 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Matt Reed officiating. Burial and graveside services will be held Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at 11:00 am at Anderson Memorial Gardens. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book is available at

MILLER, JIMMY R. "DOC" SR. - age 70, of Clinton, Tennessee passed away Saturday, May 31, 2008 at the St. Mary's North in Powell. He was a Deacon & choir member of the Edgemoor Baptist Church. He retired from Lockheed Martin after 27 years as Firefighter/Inspector/EMT and had worked previously as an Oak Ridge City firefighter. He is also U. S. Army & Navy Veteran. He is preceded in death by his mother, Florence Miller Medlin. Survivors: loving wife of 47 years: Joyce Wilson Miller of Clinton, TN; daughters: Cindy Shelton & husband, Willie of Powell, TN., Risha Woods & husband, Wayne of Oliver Springs, TN; son: Jimmy Roger Miller, Jr. & wife, Juanita of Clinton, TN.; grandchildren: Amber Scott, Zach Murray, Jimmy Roger Miller, III (Trey), Harleigh Woods, Robby Evans & Roy Evans; great-grandchildren: Ryan & Bryson Evans; brothers: Bob Miller of Colorado, John H. Miller & wife, Mary of Vonore, Tn., George Medlin, Jr. & wife, Myrtle Lee of Vonore, TN., Troy Medlin & wife, Debbie;!
mother-in-law: Esther Wilson of Oak Ridge, TN; several nieces & nephews and host of other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Monday, June 2, 2008 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with funeral services to follow in the chapel at 8:00 pm with Rev. Tom Byrge officiating. Family & friends will meet on Tuesday, June 3rd at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Gardens for graveside services with full military honors by the Campbell County Honor Guard. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of the arrangements.

MULLINS, EFFIE ANN - age 68 of Sneedville, Tn, went home to be with the Lord Saturday morning May 31 2008. Member of Sandy Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Sneedville. Preceded in death by parents: Ashley Walston & Addie Jones. husband: Ralph Mullins. Survived by daughters & son-in-law; Sherry & Roger Martin, Deborah & Frankie Clevenger, Pat & Don Morgan, daughter: Lisa Mullins; son: Jim Mullins; grandchildren: David Martin, Shanda Johnson, Beth Martin, Chasity Patterson, Sara Morgan, Jessica Morgan, Savannah Clevenger; great grandchildren: Trey Martin, Tripp Martin, Cheyanne Seay, Chase Johnson; brothers & sisters-in-law: Bobby & Molly Walston, Leonard & Cathy Walston, Melvin & Pam Walston; sister: Elaine Overton; several nieces & nephews. Service 8:00 p.m. Tuesday Mynatt Funeral Home Ftn. City with Rev. Lee Wayne Grubb officiatng. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt Funeral Home Ftn. City at 10:30 am. Wednesday and proceed to Lynnhurst Cemetery for graveside service!
at 11:00 am Pallbearers will be, Wayne Overton, Kevin Assay, Michael Overton, Darryl Overton, Michael Parkey, Nick Marshall. Family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Tuesday at Mynatt Funeral Home in Ftn. City.

NYSTROM, GRACE GARLAND "TEE DEE" - age 75 of West Knoxville, daughter of the late Frank and Grace Meighan Garland, died suddenly Saturday May 31, 2008 at her home. She was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral Catholic Church. Grace was a graduate of the University of Tennessee where she received her Masters in English Tudor History, Past President of The Knoxville Garden Club and Past President of the Junior League of Knoxville. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority. Her joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by husband, Hugh Bailey Nystrom, Sr. Grace is survived by her loving family: sons and daughters-in-law, Hugh B. Jr. and Angelia Nystrom, Frank G. and Kelly Nystrom; daughter and son-in-law, Joann and Robert Coakley; grandchildren, Mary Grace Coakley, Cecilia Coakley, Caroline Kelly Nystrom, Hugh B. "Trace" Nystrom III, Sarah Jane Nystrom all of Knoxville. A Funeral Mass will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday at Cathedral of Sacred H!
eart of Jesus Catholic Church with Father T. Allen Humbrecht and Monsignor Xavier Mankel officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to: Sacred Heart Cathedral Catholic Church, 711 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919 or Catholic Charities, 3009 Lakebrook Blvd, Knoxville, Tennessee 37909. The family will receive friends 5:30-7:30 P.M. Monday with a Christian Prayer Service at 7:30 P.M. at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

PATTERSON, VIRGINIA S. - age 89 of Gatlinburg, passed away Friday, May 30, 2008. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Gatlinburg, the Gatlinburg Garden Club and the D.A.R. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert W. "Patt" Patterson, son Robert W. Patterson, three brothers, and two sisters. She is survived by her: granddaughter: Beverly Christian; daughter-in-law: Carol Patterson; sister: Ann Fletcher; foster son: Ron Swain and wife Carolyn. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund at First Baptist Church, Gatlinburg, 111 Oglewood Lane, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Funeral service 6 PM Tuesday in the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Burcham officiating. Interment 11 AM Wednesday in Shiloh Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-6 PM Tuesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. (

RAY, BARBARA SUE DUKES - age 71 of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2008 at her home. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and OES Chapter 320. Preceded in death by husband, Sam Ray, Jr.; parents, Roy and Rosa Lee Dukes. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Misty Ray; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Diane and Larry Eubanks and Cathy Lynn and Roger Thompson; grandchildren, Dusty Eubanks, John Hale, Bradley Ray, Morgan Ray, Emily Ray, Braden Ray, Justin Thompson and Julie Thompson; brothers and sisters-in-law, George H. and Betty Dukes and Roy F. and Debbie Dukes; sister and brother-in-law, Helen C. and Bruce Walker; sister-in-law, Myrtle Turpin; several nieces and nephews. A special thanks to the Caris Hospice nurses and the caregivers from Tender Heart. The family will receive friends 6-8 pm Monday at Weaver's Chapel with the service to follow at 8 pm. Rev. James W. Titcombe officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 am Tuesday at Ly!
nch Bethel Cemetery for an 11 am graveside service. You are invited to share your thoughts and memories of Barbara at her website Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home.

REDDING, REV. JOSEPH THOMAS (TOMMY), JR. - age 72, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, May 28, 2008. A Knoxville native, he was a graduate of West High School, Tennessee Wesleyan College, and Emory University where he received his Masters of Divinity through Candler School of Theology. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Rev. Redding was a member of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church and served as minister to churches in the Wytheville, Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Maryville, Chattanooga, and Big Stone Districts. He was preceded in death by his father, Joe T. Redding and his mother, Margaret Ferguson Redding LaRue. He is survived by his wife, Gail; son, Kevin Redding and wife, Becky of Rogersville; daughter, Missy Taylor and husband, Jayme of Knoxville; grandchildren, Emily, Ben, and Sarah Redding; sister, June Redding Byerly; cousin, Sonny Ferguson; aunt, Betty Carroll; and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves special friends, Dr. Jonathan and Mary Sowell, Dan Ba!
rnett, Dr. Charlie and Sheila Barnett. Funeral service 6:00 P.M. Monday at Church Street United Methodist Church with Rev. William J. Fowler and Rev. Cabel W. Trent officiating. Rev. Redding's body will lie in state for one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends following the service. Family and friends will meet Tuesday at Tennessee Veterans' Cemetery for an 11:30 A.M. interment service. Pallbearers: Dan Barnett, Dr. Charlie Barnett, Tony Heath, Bobby Bryant, Mike Waller, Dr. Jonathan Sowell, Erich Henry, and Dave Daffron. Ministers of the Holston Conference will serve as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Church St. UMC, 900 Henley St., Knoxville, TN 37901 or Holston Home for Children, P.O. Box 188, Greeneville, TN 37744. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

REECE, ROBERT JAMES "R.J." - age 66, of Jefferson City, TN died Saturday, May 31, 2008 at his home with his loved ones near after a long battle with cancer. R. J. was born in 1941 to James and Nora Love Reece of Dandridge, TN. He played football at Maury High School in Dandridge and had a long and successful career in the furniture industry as both a business owner in Knoxville, TN and a manufacturer's representative throughout the Southeast. He enjoyed many activities, especially travel, golf and fishing. Well-liked by everyone who knew him, he demonstrated tremendous courage and resolve in the face of his illness. R. J. was a 32nd Degree Mason, Cherokee Lodge #728, and a member of First United Methodist Church, Dandridge, TN. He was preceded in death by both of his parents and his son, Troy Christopher Reece of Knoxville. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Norma Jean Reece; son, James Gregory Reece; sister, Margaret Jenkins and brother-in-law, Tom Jenkins of Dandridge!
, TN; several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Dr. Wahid Hanna and the nurses at both the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville and Smoky Mountain Home Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday, June 2nd at the Dandridge First United Methodist Church. Funeral services to follow at the church with Rev. Richie Hayes and Rev. Larry DeVault officiating. Interment graveside Masonic services will be held Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. at Swann's Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home in Dandridge, TN (865) 397-2711

REED, BRUCE - age 84 of Knoxville passed away peacefully with his family after a long illness Saturday May 31, 2008 at St. Mary's Residential Hospice. Member of Mascot United Methodist Church, veteran of World War II serving in The United States Navy. Retired from Dixie Cement after 44 years of service. He will be sadly missed by his family and was the best daddy 3 girls ever had. Preceded in death by: parents: Roy and Edna Reed, brothers: Silvan and Earl Reed, sisters: Jantrice Mitchell and Marie Reed. Survivors: loving wife of 60 years: Jean Reed; daughters and sons-in-law: Linda and Leon Karnes and Patricia and James L. Witt, III; daughter: Sheila Reed; grandchildren: Brittany and husband: Christopher Priddy and James L. Witt, IV; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet 1:45 pm Tuesday at Greenwood Cemetery for a graveside service at 2 pm, Rev. Brenda Woods officiating and full military honors will be provided by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. In li!
eu of flowers memorial donations to be made to Mascot United Methodist Church: 9426 Mascot Rd Mascot, TN 37806. family will receive friends 6 to 8 pm Monday at Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City Chapel.

ROBERTS, RICHARD F. - age 80, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday May 31, 2008. He was a member and deacon of Central View Baptist Church. Preceded in death by father, Fred Roberts, Sr.; mother, Louise Jackson Miller; step-father, Fred Miller; wife, Delores Milligan Roberts; daughter, Kimberly Roberts Evans; sister, Patsy Roberts Bryant; brothers, Fred Jr., Charles and Johnny Roberts. Survivors: wife: Pat Barnes Roberts; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ann and Lowell Hall, Lisa and Leo Leger; daughters, Ricki Kitts and Cathy Roberts; sons and daughters-in-law, Buddy and Margie Hicks and Johnny and Deborah Hicks; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Sam Bryant; brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Joyce Roberts; numerous extended family and friends. Service 8 pm Monday Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel, Rev. Wesley Pursiful officiating. Family and friends will meet 11 am Tuesday at Bookwalter Cemetery for the interment. Family will r!
eceive friends 6 to 8 pm Monday at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel.

SCHRIVER, EMERY S. - age 65, of West Knoxville, passed away Sunday Morning June 1, 2008 at St. Mary's Residential Hospice following a courageous battle with cancer. She will continue to inspire us with her strength, love and unwavering faith. Emery was a member of the West Park Baptist Church; was employed in the Development Office at the University of Tennessee for over twenty-three years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Sr. and Millicent Emery Stair. Emery is survived by her loving family: husband, Zan Schriver; sons and daughter-in-law, Zan Schriver III, Andy and Julie Schriver; daughter, Julie Fogleman; granddaughter, Kelsey Fogleman; grandsons, Jackson and Brady Schriver; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Mary Stair, Arthur and Cindy Stair; sister, Laurel Riblett. A funeral service will be 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at West Park Baptist Church with Rev. Sam Polson and Rev. Kern Spangler officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive frie!
nds following the service at the church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

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