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Subject: [TNSCOTT] Obits From The Knoxville News Sentinel 24 Oct 2003
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 10:39:46 EDT


>From the Knoxville News Sentinel 24 Oct 2003

ARNWINE, RUBIN LINCOLN 'R.L.' - age 65 of Niota,
GROOMS, BLANCHE WILSON-
HANSARD, MABEL KIRK - age 90,
TINCH, HELEN LOUISE - age 76, of Oak Ridge,
WILLOUGHBY, CHARLES CLINTON - age 80 of LaFollette,
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ARNWINE, RUBIN LINCOLN 'R.L.' - age 65 of Niota, Tennessee died Tuesday
evening at his home October 21, 2003. He grew up in the Oak Grove community and
attended Oak Grove School. He was retired from Martin-Marietta in Oak Ridge,
Tenn. after 20 years of service as a firefighter. He was a member of Oak Grove
Baptist Church, in Niota, Tenn. where he served as chairman of the trustee board,
and many other areas of the church. He was a devoted and faithful member of
Oak Grove Male Chorus. He was very active in the community and served as
president of the volunteer fireman for the Union Grove fire department. He also
served as a policeman for the Athens City police department. He is preceded in
death by his parents George and Mae(Hurst) Arnwine. Brothers, Willie, Roy and
Bobby Arnwine. Sisters, Jessie and Essie Arnwine and Elsie Moore. Survivors
include his wife of 42 years, Nellie Pauline Dethridge Arnwine. One daughter
Priscilla(Brian) Melton. Two grandchildren, Keith and Shasta Melton all of Niota,
Tenn. Five brothers, and sisters-in- law, Marshall(Dorothy) Arnwine of Athens,
Tenn., George Arnwine of Gallatin, Tenn., Billy( Jessie) Arnwine of Niota,
Tenn., Wendell(Margaret) Arnwine of Niota, Tenn., Ulys Arnwine of Niota, Tenn.
Four sisters, and brothers-in-law, Cleo Rice of Elyria, Ohio, Alice(Shedrick)
Moore of Gary, Ind., Rena Moore of Cleveland, Ohio, Ora Scruggs, of Niota, Tenn.
Sisters-in-law, Eva (Eugene) Carney of Rockwood, Tenn., and Hattie Arnwine of
Athens, Tenn. Two aunts, Clemmie McCowan of Niota, Tenn. and Rose Hurst of
Buffalo, New York. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends.
Funeral services will be Saturday October 25, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at Oak Grove
Baptist Church with Rev. Donnie Hickman officiating. Interment will follow at Oak
Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at
the church. Visitation by friends will begin after 12:00 noon on Friday at
M.D. Dotson & Sons Funeral Home - Athens, Tenn.

GROOMS, BLANCHE WILSON- born March 12, 1912, was the child of Audley Rhea
("A.R.") Wilson and Edna Lewis Moore Wilson, at 407 Dawson Place, south Knoxville
died Sunday evening, October 19, 2003 at the Little Creek Sanitarium at the
age of 91. The family was well-known and active in the old Graystone
Presbyterian Church. Blanche was a charter member and Ruling Elder at Parkway
Presbyterian, Sang in choirs and was active in Women of the Church throughout her life.
In retirement, she worked with FISH of Knox County and was a Red Cross
volunteer at Parkwest Hospital. She attended old Knoxville High School, graduated
from Young High School in 1930, attended Maryville College and Draughan's
Business School, and graduated from U of Tennessee with B.A. in Education. Blanche
was married to Gordon A. Grooms of Seaman, Ohio at Graystone Presbyterian
Church, May 24, 1935. The couple met as students at Maryville College. Upon
marriage, Blanche Grooms moved to southern Ohio. In 1943 the family moved to Oak
Ridge, Tenn, where Mr. Grooms was employed by Eastman Kodak and later Union
Carbide. For several intervening years, the family lived in Florida, Moore Haven and
then Inverness, where Mr. Grooms was a high school principal and she was the
school secretary. Blanche taught in Knox County schools - Galbreath '32-'35 and
later at several others including Hardin Valley, Ball Camp, Ridgedale, Cedar
Bluff and Karns and retired in 1973. The family purchased and operated a large
farm in the HardinValley-Solway community in 1954 and remained there until
Blanche moved to Shannondale's Retirement and Assisted Living facilities. In
February, 2003, she moved to Little Creek Sanitarium on Northshore Drive. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Gordon A. Grooms, siblings ,Eugene M.
Wilson, Theron D. Wilson, Marshall A. Wilson, Catherine Wilson Kennette, Willett R.
Wilson, H. Clark Wilson, and Dr. Frank E. Wilson. Survivors: sister, Mary
Wilson Clark of Maryville; children, Gaye Grooms Greer Honeycutt and husband
Kenneth E. of Knoxville, Gary A. Grooms and wife Ann McGuire Grooms of
Gainesville, Fla., Dennis P. Grooms and wife Linda East Grooms of Harriman, and Dale A.
Grooms and wife Shari Harb Grooms of Knoxville; grandchildren, Jan Greer
Pipkin, Lisa Greer Prater, Leslie Greer Knox, Greg A. Grooms, Kathryn Grooms,
Barbara Grooms, Paula E. Grooms, and Ryan Grooms, deceased; great-grandchildren
Jessica Pipkin, Patrick Wilson Pipkin, Tyler Knox, Kerrie Knox, Mark Prater,
Rachel Prater, and Harrison Rinda Grooms. A Memorial Service to honor her life will
be held at 11 a.m. Saturday October 25, 2003 at Parkway Presbyterian Church.
The Rev. Charles Book, former pastor of the church, and Rev. Jody McKewen will
officiate. The family will greet friends in the Fellowship Hall after the
service. The immediate family will have a private interment at Oak Ridge Memorial
Gardens. Friends who may wish are invited to contribute in her name to the
Parkway Presbyterian Church's Building Fund instead of sending flowers. Click
Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the family of
Blanche Wilson Grooms. <A HREF="www.clickfuneralhome.com">www.clickfuneralhome.com</A>

HANSARD, MABEL KIRK - age 90, went home to her heavenly Father, October 20,
2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph A. Hansard; parents,
James E. and Rosa Lee Lewis Kirk; brothers, Edgar and Curtis Kirk; and sister,
Georgia Kirk. She was the last surviving charter member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist
Church of Anderson County. She was a member of the Eastern Star in
Andersonville and was Past Worthy Matron. She was invited to attend the General Grand
Chapter of OES of Milwaukee, Wis. in 1970 and sang in the Grand Choir. Survivors
include, daughter and son in law, Marleen and Don Henderson of Greensboro, NC;
son and daughter in law James R. and Nancy Hansard of Farragut; 7
grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Edna Foster
and Alby Fortham. She was a wonderful mother and will be sadly missed by all who
knew and loved her. Funeral service 8 p.m. Friday in Mynatt's Chapel, Rev.
Eddie Myers officiating. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery for
graveside service 11 a.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made
to a hospice program of your choice. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m.
Friday at Mynatt Funeral Home.

TINCH, HELEN LOUISE - age 76, of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, October 22, 2003
at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Born October 14, 1927 in
Knox County, TN, she was the daughter of Samuel Layman Sparks and Bessie Lea
McNutt Sparks. She was a homemaker and a member of the Westside Community
Church of God in Solway. Preceded in death by her husband, Hobart Randalls Tinch,
Sr., September 18, 2003 and four brothers, Frank, Junior, John and Fritz
Sparks. Survived by: sons, Scott Allen Tinch of Oak Ridge and Rev. Randy Tinch and
wife Sharon of Knoxville; brothers, Thomas Sparks and wife Katherine of New
Port Richey, FL, I. A. Sparks and wife Joyce and Bill Sparks and wife Celia, all
of Knoxville, Jim Sparks and wife Dixie of Scottsboro, Al and Herbert Sparks
and wife Nora of Powell; grandchildren, Jessica Blair Tinch of Oak Ridge,
Angela Heatherly and husband Stan of Kissimmee, FL and Timothy Randals Tinch and
wife Margaret of Knoxville and; great grandchildren, Justin Tinch and Daulton
Jackson of Kissimmee, FL. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 24,
2003 at 8:00pm at the Westside Community Church of God with Rev. Randy Tinch
and Rev. I. A. Sparks officiating. Graveside services are Saturday at 11:00am
at Sherwood Memorial Gardens in Knoxville. The family will receive friends on
Friday from 6:00 - 8:00pm at the church. Weatherford Mortuary is in charge of
the arrangements. <A HREF="www.weatherfordmortuary.com">www.weatherfordmortuary.com</A>

WILLOUGHBY, CHARLES CLINTON - age 80 of LaFollette, passed away Thursday,
October 23, 2003 at the St. Mary's Medical Center of Campbell County. He was a
member of the Davis Chapel Community Baptist Church. Charles was a loving
husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and brother who enjoyed spending
time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed farming. Charles will be
sadly missed by family and friends He was a veteran of WW II. He was preceded in
death by 1st wife, Hazel Hatmaker Willoughby; daughter, Linda Sue Willoughby;
parents, William Canada and Florence Bowman Willoughby; brother, Louis G.
Willoughby; step son, Arnold D. Wilson. Mr. Willoughby is survived by wife, Jewell
Willoughby; son, Michael Willoughby, both of LaFollette; daughter, Patsy
Goins of Jacksboro; daughter and son in law, Tammy and James Taylor of Duff;
daughter in law, Edith Wilson of Jacksboro; 3 grandchildren and 6 great
grandchildren; brother, Jesse L. Willoughby of Sedalia, Mo.; sisters, China and Martha
Ann Willoughby both of LaFollette; several nieces and nephews and a host of
other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Friday in the Chapel
of Martin Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Darrell Edwards and Brother Poe Bostic
officiating. Interment will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Cemetery with
full military honors by the Campbell County Honor Guard. The family will receive
friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday before funeral services. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to Davis Chapel Community Baptist Church Building Fund.
Martin Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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