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Subject: [TNMORGAN] Knoxville News Sentinel Obituaries 9/3
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 10:11:11 +0200


ALLEN, ROSE LETT
BAIRD, JACK GRAY
BROOKS, GAIL HENDERSON
CAMPBELL, FRANKLIN LEE
CLONINGER, TERRY LYNN
COOPER, HELEN BLAZIER KELLY
COOPER, MATTIE SUE
CROSS, JAMES F. "JIM"
DAWE, LINDA LOU
EVANS, HELEN MARIE
FISHER, RAY WILLIAM
GARNER, BRUCE CARLTON
HARDIN, JAMES A. "JIMMY"
HOUSEHOLDER, VIRGINIA PAULINE
MERRITT, JAMES HUBERT
RICHARDSON, MARY JOE LYNCH
STOUT, LEONARD "JACK"
TAYLOR, JOANN WEAVER
TIDLER, TRACY BULLARD
TOMPKINS, MRS. NELL CAROLYN BEATY
TWEED, JAMES EDWARD
WALLACE, NELL BIBBINS
WOODSON, HARRY SKINNER, JR.





ALLEN, ROSE LETT - age 74 of Ocala, Florida, formerly of Knoxville, died
Monday, September 1, 2008 in Ocala. An executive secretary, she worked in
War Plans in Washington, D.C. and later for United Airlines in San Francisco
and Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated high school in 1952 and attended one
year at the University of Tennessee. Rose was a member of Ocala Palms
Community Worship. She is survived by her husband, Russell (Russ) D. Allen;
two step-daughters, Barbara Smith and Linda Stoffle; sister and husband,
Jane and Wayne Branson; sister-in-law, Patricia Lett; three nephews, Arron
Lett, Timothy Branson, and Stephen Branson and wife Sara and son Conner.
Chapel service 11:00 a.m. Friday in Stevens Mortuary with Rev. David Smith
officiating. Interment will follow at Lynnhurst Cemetery. Pallbearers: Arron
Lett, Timothy and Stephen Branson, and Mike Tracy. The family will receive
friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue
at N. Broadway. Mrs. Allen's guest book is available at
www.stevensmortuaryinc.com.

BAIRD, JACK GRAY - 81, of Knoxville, TN passed away at University of
Tennessee Hospital on August 29, 2008. Jack served in the US Navy during
World War II aboard the battleship, USS Springfield, and was retired from
Tom's Foods. He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde O. Baird of
Jellico; his mother and step-father, Alma and Hugh Coffman; and adopted
daughter, Charlene Mourey. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Jo;
2 sons, "Skipper" and Matthew; his daughter and son-in-law, Jacquie and
Randy Bell; 2 grandsons and their wives, Barry and Amy Bell, and Chris and
Jacque Bell; 2 great-grandchildren, Brittney and Joshua Bell. Having served
his country, the family plans a Celebration of Life Service on Friday,
September 5, 2008, 1:30 p.m., at the Tennessee Veteran's Cemetery, 5901
Lyons View Pike, Knoxville, TN. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
your favorite charity in Jack's memory. Arrangements by Cremation Options,
Inc. (865) 6WE-CARE (693-2273) www.cremationoptionsinc.com.

BROOKS, GAIL HENDERSON - age 67, of Knoxville went home to be with her
savior Monday, September 1, 2008. She was the daughter of the late Cecil and
Nadine Lockett Henderson of Knoxville. Gail was an active member at West
Hills Presbyterian Church. She was a retired employee of South Central Bell
and a customer service representative at Talbots catalog center. She was
also preceded in death by husband, Howard Brooks and brother, Gerald
Henderson. Gail is survived by her loving family: son and daughter-in-law,
Greg and Nancy Brooks of Farragut; her beloved grandsons, Garren Gregory
Brooks and Clay Trevor Brooks; sisters, Barbara Kinter and husband Gordon of
Knoxville, and Glenda Mason and husband Junior also of Knoxville;
sisters-in-law, Betty Henderson of Knoxville, and Dorothy Jean Brooks-Bolton
of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at
12:45 pm on Friday at Highland West Cemetery 9913 Sherrill Blvd. for a 1:00
pm graveside service with Rev. Scott V. Horne officiating. In lieu of
flowers the family requests memorials be made to West Hills Presbyterian
Church, 7600 Bennington Dr., Knoxville, Tennessee 37909. The family will
receive friends from 5:30 - 7:30 pm Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage
Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com

CAMPBELL, FRANKLIN LEE - of Knoxville, departed this life, August 3, 2008 at
UT Hospital. He was a faithful member of College Hills SDA Church. He was
the son of the late Lee & Frances Graves Campbell. He leaves to mourn his
passing: sister, Roberta Campbell; niece, Ashley; church family & many
friends. Family will receive friends Thursday, September 4, 2008 6-6:30 at
College Hills SDA Church 1837 Brandau, with service to follow. Elder
Alexander Lampkin officiating. Family will assemble at the home of Norma
Faulkner, 4524 Castleman Lane, Knoxville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may
be made in his memory to University SDA School 1837 Brandau, Knoxville, TN.
Jarnigan & Son Mortuary in charge of arrangements. www.jarnigansmortuary.com

CLONINGER, TERRY LYNN - age 56 of New Bern, NC formerly of Knoxville, TN
passed away suddenly September 1, 2008 at his home. He was preceded in death
by his parents, William and Ruby Cloninger and brother, William Lee
Cloninger. He is survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Roland (Bud)
and Margie and Kenneth and Kathy Clonginer; and his sister and
brother-in-law, Peggy and Harold Moore along with several nieces and
nephews. Also special friends in New Bern, NC. A private service will be
held at a later date.

COOPER, HELEN BLAZIER KELLY - age 79, of Halls, passed away, September 2,
2008 at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a member of Son Light Baptist
Church. Preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Della Blazier and son
in law, Michael Kelly. Survivors: daughter Jimmie Lynn Kelly; grandson,
Michael Kelly II; great grandchildren, Austin and Megan Kelly; sister,
Brenda Sohm (Wayne); brother, Robert Blazier (Myonghwa); special niece,
Janiece Sackett (Richard); numerous nieces and nephews. Service, 8:00 p.m.,
Thursday, Son Light Baptist Church, Rev. Eddie Myers officiating. Family and
friends will meet, 10:45 a.m., Friday, Highland Memorial Cemetery for
interment at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. -
8:00 p.m., Thursday, Son Light Baptist Church. Announced by Mynatt Funeral
Home Fountain City. www.mynattfh.com

COOPER, MATTIE SUE - faith, family, and Tennessee Technological University -
Mattie Sue Cooper defined her life in terms of her Christian faith, her love
of family, and her loyalty to the university where she served as a much
beloved librarian, first as assistant, then as Head Reference librarian,
from 1945 till 1979. Born in Overton County June 15th, 1914, she played
basketball at Rickman High School, beginning a lifelong love of sport. In
1938 she took her B.S. in history from then TPI, all the while teaching at
Pond Ridge Grammar and Rickman High Schools to pay for her education, and
her B.L.S. from George Peabody College in 1941. She was librarian of
Livingston Academy before serving as a librarian at Camp Gordon, Georgia, a
civilian employee of the U.S. Army. During her long tenure at Tech, service
to the university was her watchword: teaching library science, American
history, and mathematics, sponsoring the Pep Club for 7 years, sophomore,
junior, & senior classes for 10 years, the Christian Assoc. for 10 years,
and three honorary societies: Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Kappa Delta, and Phi
Alpha Theta. But it was the Pinkerton Debate Society where she shone with
her quick wit, logical analysis, and persistence in making a point. She was,
in 2002, given the Outstanding Service Award and in 1979, Unit B of the
Women's Residence Hall was named for her and stands to this day as M.S.
Cooper Hall on N. Dixie Avenue. A beloved aunt, known for generous gifts of
books, she is survived by many nieces and nephews and grand-nephews. She was
preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Mary Belle Eldridge Cooper;
brother, Herman; sisters, Sally, Ofa, Thelma, Lola Dean, and Emogene. A
devoted Methodist whose father built the church at Oak Hill, she was a
lifelong member and supporter of Rickman Methodist Church, where she served
as Sunday School superintendent and teacher, and First United Methodist
Church of Cookeville. Funeral services will be held Friday September 5 at 5
p.m. (C.S.T.) at First United Methodist Church in Cookeville. Rev. Drew
Shelley will officiate. Interment will follow in the Eldridge Family
Cemetery in the Rickman Community of Overton County. Visitation at First
United Methodist Church in Cookeville will be Friday from noon till service
time. Memorials may be sent to Rickman Methodist Church and the Friends of
the Library, TTU Development Office, Box 5047, Cookeville, 38505.
Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


CROSS, JAMES F. "JIM" - age 58 of Knoxville, passed away Monday, September
1, 2008. Jim was of the Presbyterian faith and was an engineer in the
construction industry. He was a member of the West Knoxville Chapter of
Harley Owners Group (HOGS), an avid outdoorsman and a US Army veteran of the
Vietnam Era. He is preceded in death by his father, Hollis Lay Cross; his
mother, Dorothy Huffman Cross; brother, Hollis Mondale Cross; and nephew
Newman Cross. Survived by his loving wife of 40+ years, Susan Cross; sons,
James F. "Bo" Cross II, his wife Melanie and their daughter Raelynn - his
special sunshine; Jason Cross, his wife Bridgit and their daughter Erin;
adopted by love, Charles "Chuck" Keating; brother and sister-in-law, Buddy
and Jeanie Cross, all of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Susan Cross of Johnson
City, TN; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on
Thursday, September 4 from 5-7 p.m. at Highland Memorial Funeral Home. A
Celebration of Jim's Life will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Larry Ayers
officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
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www.highlandmemorialparks.com. Highland Memorial 588-0567.

DAWE, LINDA LOU - age 69 of the Tellico Village Community, Loudon, TN died
September 1, 2008, at her home after an inspiring battle with pancreatic
cancer. She was born to Laura and Ralph Guise on May 25, 1939, and grew up
in Marysville, Kansas. Linda graduated from the University of Kansas with a
degree in Spanish, and went on to marry Ronald. R. Dawe on January 29, 1961.
They spent the early years of their marriage in the Kansas City area, moved
to Fort Collins, Colorado in 1971 and then to Tellico Village in 2003. Linda
grew up in a small rural town, and was the first in her family to receive a
university degree. The richest part of her life was raising her two children
in Fort Collins and watching them become successful. She went on to work as
a travel agent and pursue her life long interest in hiking and travel;
walking nearly all the trails of Rocky Mountains National Park, and leading
many hiking trips in Europe and the Great Smokies of East Tennessee. She was
a member of the Colorado Mountain Club for over 30 years. She is known in
Tellico Village for organizing the Muddy Boots Hiking Club, where she
motivated countless others to get out into the woods, which she called her
cathedral. She enjoyed her yard, her garden, and especially the trees of a
wild backyard. Linda is survived by her husband, Ron of Loudon; her sons, R.
Kelley Dawe, Ph.D., a Professor at the University of Georgia and his wife,
Peggy, Bryan P. Dawe, an engineer with AMD, who resides in Longmont,
Colorado with wife, Michele. She has four grandchildren and one step
grandchild. Linda also leaves her sister, Sandra Roark of Denver, who helped
care for her during her illness. A Celebration of Life will be held at the
Tellico Village Community Church at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 6. Rev.
Tim Meadows will officiate and guests will be welcome to share their
favorite memories of Linda. A reception will follow the service at the
church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
Tellico Village Community Church Building Fund or the new Tellico Village
Library Building Fund. Click Funeral Home, 109 Walnut Street in Lenoir City
is in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com

EVANS, HELEN MARIE - age 83 passed away on August 29, 2008 in St. Augustine,
Fla. She was born in Knoxville, Tennessee but had resided in St. Augustine
for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, John
Edward Evans. She was also preceded in death by her mother, Rosa Stansberry
Kelley and father, John Alexander Kelley, and four brothers. Survived by
daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and David Ponce; son and daughter-in-law,
Ronald E. and Cindy Evans. She will be greatly missed by her grandsons,
David Swain Ponce and his wife Susan Rauleson Ponce, Chandler E. Ponce, all
of St. Augustine; granddaughters, Shawnda Cross and her husband Herschel of
Daytona Beach, Fl., Jenna R. Evans of St Augustine; great grandsons, Dustin
V. and Dylan S. Ponce; two nieces, Virginia Moore and her husband William of
Knoxville, Sarah Antunez of central Florida. Family and friends will meet at
the West Adair Entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery 1:45 P.M. Friday for graveside
services at 2:00 P.M. with Dr. Alan Smith officiating. The family request no
flowers but memorials may be made to Hospice of NE, 3266 Sunbeam Road,
Jacksonville, Fl 32257. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel
www.rosemortuary.com

FISHER, RAY WILLIAM - age 85 of Hensel Hill E. Port Orange, FL passed away
Tuesday, August 30, 2008 in Columbia, SC. Mr. Fisher was born in Strawberry
Plains, TN and was the son of Amos William Fisher, Sr. and Rachel Ruth
Parker Fisher. Mr. Fisher moved to Port Orange, FL with his wife of 61
years, Ruth Kington Fisher who passed away March 25, 2002. Together they
founded the Fisher Tire Company in 1948 in Knoxville, TN. He was a U.S. Army
Veteran of WW II and a prisoner of war in Germany. Mr. Fisher was a long
time member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Knoxville, TN. He
enjoyed landscaping and gardening and received his Master Gardener Degree
from the University of Florida. He enjoyed traveling and helping others. He
is predeceased by his brother and sister, Joseph Allen Fisher and Maxine
Adams. He is survived by his children, Ray W. Fisher, Jr. and wife Jackie,
Knoxville, TN. Sue Fisher Cross and husband John, Gilbert, SC. Robert L
Fisher, Sr. and wife Linda, Knoxville; his sisters and brothers, Margaret
Weaver, Knoxville, Amos Fisher, Jr., Knoxville, Wanda West, Orlando, FL and
Betty Lakin, Knoxville; nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
The family suggests in lieu of other remembrances, donations may be made
online or sent to Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust, P. O,
Box l4301 Cincinnati, OH 45250 or St. Andrew's United Methodist Church 4240
Plummer Drive, Knoxville, TN 37912 On line condolences may be shared with
the family at Cardwell Maloney .com. Graveside services will be held 1:00 PM
Friday September 5, 2008 in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL with
the Rev Riley P. Short officiating. The family will receive friends
Thursday, September 4, 2008 from 6 until 8 PM in the Cardwell & Maloney
Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cardwell &
Maloney Funeral Home, 3571 Ridgewood Avenue, Port Orange, Telephone
767-0120.

GARNER, BRUCE CARLTON - formerly of Tellico Village, died in Savannah on
Sunday, July 27, 2008, at the age of almost 94. Surviving are his wife,
Eleice; sons, Chris and wife Mary of Tellico Village, Tim and wife Linda of
Savannah, Nick of Baton Rouge, and Tony and wife Linda of Mandeville, LA.
Also surviving are 9 grandchildren, one of whom is Ann Zimmerman who lives
in Knoxville. He also has 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by
his first wife, Ann Catherine, mother of his 4 sons; his second wife, Melba
Atkins Garner; and his brother, Don. Remembrances may be sent to St. Andrews
Reformed Episcopal Church, 608 Hampton St., Savannah, GA 31405 or Hospice
Savannah, Inc., P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416.

HARDIN, JAMES A. "JIMMY" - age 61, of Corryton, passed away on Sunday August
31, 2008 at Johnson City Medical Center. He served in the US Navy in Vietnam
with the Brown Water Navy, a Maine State Trooper, a US Air Marshall, a
member of the Blairsville, PA VFW, American Legion in Indiana, PA, and the
Amvets Post 104 in Strawberry Plains, a retired Teamster, and drove a Semi
for Kyle Petty's racing team. Survivors include: wife, Lari Hardin;
children, Robert James and wife Dawn Hardin, and Chad and wife Sarah Hardin;
brother, Rusty Newman. A memorial service will be held on Friday September
5th at 2:00 PM at McCarty-Evergreen Funeral Home. A guestbook and additional
information is available at www.mem.com and through this site we invite you
to share your thoughts and feelings about Jimmy. McCarty-Evergreen Funeral
Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Hardin.

HOUSEHOLDER, VIRGINIA PAULINE - age 91 of Pigeon Forge, died Tuesday,
September 2, 2008 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Born on February 16, 1917,
she was the oldest member of First United Methodist Church, Pigeon Forge,
having been a member for 79 years. Pauline was a well respected local artist
and retired Sevier County educator, with most of her teaching years at the
Pigeon Forge school. She was a former member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society
International, the Sevier County Retired Teachers Association, and other
local art associations. She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley
and Myrtle Butler Householder; brother-in-law, Paul Afton Johnson; and
nephew, Paul Afton Johnson, Jr. Survivors include her sister, Marjorie Andri
Johnson of Maryville, many other family and friends; and her devoted, loving
caregiver, Carol Burchfield. The family appreciates the care also provided
by Jenny, Donna, and Kristi. Pallbearers will be James A. Householder, Jack
B. Henry, G. W. "Dub" McIntosh, Jerry McCarter, Benny Dalton, and Don Story.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Pigeon
Forge, P.O. Box 157, Pigeon Forge, TN 37868. Funeral service 7 PM Thursday
in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Barton
officiating and a special remembrance by Benny Dalton. Family and friends
will meet 10 AM Friday in Pigeon Forge Cemetery for graveside service and
interment. The family will receive friends 5-7 PM Thursday at Atchley
Funeral Home, Sevierville. (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com)

MERRITT, JAMES HUBERT - born March 18, 1927 passed away at his home with his
family by his side Monday, September 1, 2008 at the age of 81. He was a
member of Heritage Church of God. He was a Veteran of World War II. He
worked for Power Equipment Co. for 35 years and was a water well driller in
Florida for 7 years. After returning to Tennessee, he opened Merritt's Used
Cars and owned it for 17 years, then was a newspaper carrier for The Daily
Times for 8 years before retiring at the age of 80. He loved his route and
all the friends he made. He was preceded in death by: the beloved mother of
Guy and Janie (Alma Loveday Merritt); parents, Frank & Eliza Merritt;
brothers, Floyd & Claude, Sr. Merritt; nephews, Kenneth & David Merritt.
Survivors include: loving wife, Loretta Merritt; son & daughter-in-law, Guy
& Jane Merritt of Oliver Springs, TN; daughters & sons-in-law, Janie & David
Phillips of Harriman, TN, Jackie & James Quillen of Gate City, VA, Pat &
Jerry Hughes of Surgoinsville, TN, and Tonya & David Bowles of Maryville;
grandchildren, Greg & wife Whitney Stidham of Bristol, TN, Ophelia & husband
Joshua Edmonson of Mt. Carmel, Emily Bowles of Maryville; sister, Ernestine
Merritt of Strawberry Plains, TN; brother-in-law & wife, Mayford & Winaford
Young; sister-in-law, Shirley Jones; sisters-in-law & husbands, Barbara &
Lloyd Seaton, Roxie & Earnest Reagan, Lois & Luther Reagan, Lena & Walter
Price; brother-in-law, Kenneth Young; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Faithful companion, Rachel, his dog. Funeral service will be at 7:30 PM,
Thursday, September 4, 2008 at Smith Trinity Chapel with Rev. Jordan Amburn
and Rev. Al Bowles officiating. Family and friends will assemble for
interment at 11:00 AM, Friday, September 5, 2008 at Grandview Cemetery.
Family will receive friends from 5:30 until 7:30 PM, Thursday, September 4,
2008 at Smith Trinity Chapel. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville.


RICHARDSON, MARY JOE LYNCH - age 77 of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord
on Saturday, September 1, 2008 with her beloved companion, her dog "Bouncy"
by her side. Mary Joe enjoyed the majority of her life as a devoted
caretaker, placing the needs of others before her own. She was preceded in
death by her mother, Hallie Lynch McDonald; sister, Louise McGhee; uncle,
Enloe Wallace; and a favorite cousin, Marty Wallace Vaughan. She was raised
by her grandparents, the late Rev. John F. and Mossie Rouse Lynch. Left to
celebrate her life: her loving aunt, Lorraine Wallace, her immediate family,
E.M. (Spin) Wallace Jr. and daughters Paige and Lorri, Buzz Vaughan and sons
Blake and Chase, Shane and Laura Vaughan and son Jordan, Mark and Misten
Slemp and son William. Mary Joe was above and beyond all the challenges life
handed her. We will greatly miss you - "M.J." The family will hold a private
memorial service at Lynnhurst Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, with Rev. Perry
Duncan officiating, date and time tentative. Arrangements by
Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel.

STOUT, LEONARD "JACK" - age 69 of Halls, passed away peacefully Monday,
September 1, 2008 at his home. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was retired
from Y-12 with Local 669. Preceded in death by parents: Leonard and Reneva
Stout and first wife, Dorothy Jo Stout. He is survived by his wife, Mayona
"Sherry" Stout; daughter, Misty Stout; son, Shane Stout; grandson, Zachary
Stout; step-daughter, Vicki Dalton; step grandchildren, Amanda "Mandy" and
Laci Adams; aunt, Wanda and uncle Don; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Wadsworth,
Wanda Haynes, Shirley Acuff and Mary Trabue and brother-in-law, Joe Gaddis.
The family would like to especially thank the nurses with Professional Case
Management for there love and care. The family will receive friends from 7-8
pm Thursday with a memorial service following in the Halls Chapel of Mynatt
Funeral Home with Rev. Tony White officiating. Mynatt Funeral Home, Halls
Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

TAYLOR, JOANN WEAVER - age 77, a life long resident of Clinton, Tennessee
passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at the St. Mary's Medical Center of
Knoxville. She was of the Baptist faith. JoAnn worked at Oak Ridge Hospital
as the telephone operator before retirement. Her favorite pastime was
spending time with her family, friends and special pet, Linus. She was
preceded in death by husband, James H. Taylor; daughter, Cindy Taylor Smith;
parents, Fletcher & Mary Cole Weaver; sister, Betty Hutson; brothers,
Gerald, Buford and Walter Weaver. Survivors: granddaughter, Lindsay Taylor
Smith of Clinton; brother, Robert W. Weaver of Madisonville; sisters-in-law,
Margaret Weaver of Clinton, Dorothy Weaver of Knoxville; several nieces and
nephews. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 5, 2008 from
6-8 PM at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at
8:00 PM in the chapel with Rev. Charles Cook officiating. Holley-Gamble
Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of the arrangements.

TIDLER, TRACY BULLARD - age 47 of Knoxville passed away suddenly September
2, 2008. She was of the Baptist Faith. Preceded in death by brother, Jeffrey
Franklin Bullard. Survivors: parents, Frank & Vivian Bullard of Halls;
daughters & sons-in-law, Tressa & Nick Hopson, Shea Turpin & Shane
Stribling; son, Nicholas Tidler; grandchildren, Destany & Trevor Hopson,
Kody Stribling, Dallis & Alexis Williams; sister, Darlene Atchley; sister &
brother-in-law, Sandra & Randy Webb; sister, April Wilson; life long
companion, Willard Pitts; several nieces & nephews. Service 8 pm Wednesday
Mynatt Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Randy Webb officiating. Family & friends
will meet 10:45 am Thursday Bookwalter Cemetery for interment 11 am. The
family will receive friends 6 to 8 pm Wednesday at Mynatt Funeral Home
Fountain City. www.mynattfh.com

TOMPKINS, MRS. NELL CAROLYN BEATY - age 76, of Oakdale, passed away Monday
September 1, 2008. She was a member of Piney Baptist Church. Preceded in
death by parents, Dillard Osborne and Martha Ellen Smith Beaty; brothers,
Dillard Beaty and Houston Beaty and sister, Frances Beaty McDonald. Mrs.
Tompkins is survived by husband, Elwood Tompkins; son, William Tompkins and
wife Alice; daughter, Jane Ellen Leffew and husband Scott; grandchildren,
Andrew, Abby, Rebekah, Joel and Lauren; brothers, Luther Beaty of Fairfield,
OH, Frank Beaty of Manchester, Tn, Pat Beaty Lawrenceburg, IN; sister,
Margaret Beaty Echols and a host of nieces and nephews. The family will
receive friends Thursday September 4, 2008, from 5 to 8:00 P.M. at Schubert
Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral service will be Friday at 11:00 A.M. at
Piney Baptist Church, Oakdale with Rev. Pat McGhee officiating. Interment
will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
made to: Grace for the Children, P.O. Box 7430 Kingsport, Tn 37664-7430.
www.schubertfuneralhome.com

TWEED, JAMES EDWARD - age 66 of Hillside Drive, Mascot, TN, passed away
Monday, September 1, 2008 at his home. He retired from the University of
Tennessee and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors: one son and
daughter-in-law, Charles Edward "Eddie" and Melissa Tweed of Greeneville; a
sister, Margaret Church of Greeneville; a brother and sister-in-law, Roger
and Mildred Tweed of Knoxville; a special brother-in-law, Russell Campbell
of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews including special nephews, Roger
Tweed of Atlanta, GA, David Church of Greeneville, and Wade Dearing of
Tazewell; three step grandchildren, five step great grandchildren. He was
the son of the late Charles and Mable Tweed and was preceded in death by his
first wife, Brenda Davis Tweed; his second wife, Donna Gosnell Tweed; two
brothers, Leonard Tweed and Jackie Tweed; three sisters, Thelma Gay Minnick,
Peggy Ann Tweed, and Fannie Mae Tweed. Funeral 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September
4, 2008 at Kiser Funeral Chapel. Interment, Cedar Creek Cemetery with Rev.
Ronnie Leak officiating. Active pallbearers: family and friends. The family
will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Kiser Funeral Home. Condolences
may be sent to the Tweed family online at . Kiser Funeral
Home, 401 W. Main Street, Greeneville, Tn. 37743 423-638-3121

WALLACE, NELL BIBBINS - age 81 of Corryton passed away Tuesday, September 2,
2008, at her home. Member of Fairview Baptist Church. Retired from Knox
Manufacturing Company with over 30 years service. Preceded in death by
husband of 52 years, Edgar Wallace; parents, Mattie and John Bibbins;
brothers, Wes, John, Hal, Les, Horace and Bob; and sister, Annie, all of
Rutledge. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Ken Kirby of
Corryton; sister, Louise McCollough; grandsons and wives, Derek and Corinne
Kirby of Knoxville, and Travis and Tracy Kirby of Corryton; great
grandchildren, Zach, Rhai, Hayden, Ryley, Jordyn and Jaxon; special long
time friends, Roy and Betty Dixon; and many special nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 7:00 PM Thursday, September 4, 2008, in the chapel
at Bridges Funeral Home with Rev. Brian Wright and Rev. J. C. Morgan
officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:45 AM Friday at Sherwood
Memorial Gardens for an 11:00 AM committal service. The family will receive
friends 5:00-7:00 PM Thursday at Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike,
523-4999. www.bridgesfuneralhome.com

WOODSON, HARRY SKINNER, JR. - of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away on August
20, 2008, surrounded by his family. He was 83. Born in Charleston, West
Virginia on October 20, 1924, he was the son of the late Harry Skinner
Woodson, Sr. and Mary Anthony Woodson. He was raised in Shelby, North
Carolina where his father served for many years as mayor and graduated from
Shelby High School. After attending one year of university at North Carolina
State University, he was called to duty by his country. During World War II,
Harry served in the Army Air Corps where he taught young pilots to fly the
B-17 and B24 aircrafts. Upon his return, he completed his studies at NC
State, and received the Mechanical Engineering degree. On August 23, 1952,
Harry married the former Martha Louise Cox of Rock Hill, South Carolina. He
and his wife settled in Chester, South Carolina where he went into business
with his father-in-law, E.B. Cox, Sr. While in Chester, he spent much of his
leisure time at the Chester County airport, giving additional flying lessons
while indulging his own love of flying. Harry and his family moved to
Knoxville in the summer of 1969 where he worked as an engineer for the
Tennessee Valley Authority. While there, he was President of the Knoxville
Society of Mechanical Engineers. He also was a member of the Junior Chamber
of Commerce and served as President in 1959. He and Martha raised their
three children, and Martha died after 42 years of marriage on December 5,
1993. He was blessed again when he reconnected with a childhood friend, the
former Joyce Johnston, nee Rawls, also a widow. They married on September 6,
2000 and she passed away on May 16, 2008, just 3 months prior to Harry. He
leaves to mourn his loss his three children, Col. Harry S. Woodson III and
his wife Cathy Gaston Woodson of Goldsboro, North Carolina, Benjamin Cox
Woodson of Knoxville and Nancy Woodson Caldwell and husband Thomas A.
Caldwell III of Signal Mountain, Tennessee. He is also survived by his
granddaughter, Melinda Woodson Hunt and her husband Brian of Columbia, South
Carolina; granddaughters, Lillian Woodson Caldwell, age 10 and Anne
Alexander Caldwell, age 6. He is also survived by his great-grandson, Julian
Alexander Hunt, age 18 months, of Columbia, South Carolina. Lastly, he will
be sorely missed by his beloved pet cat, Lincoln. There will be graveside
service in Edgemoor, South Carolina on Saturday September 6, 2008 at 2:00
pm.


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