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Subject: [TNMORGAN] Knoxville News-Sentinel Obituaries September 3, 2007
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2007 13:27:48 GMT

ANDERSON, ALLAN GLENN - age 84 of Oak Ridge, passed away on Friday, August 31, 2007 after an extended illness. Born September 1, 1922 in Nashville, TN. to Timothy and Elizabeth Anderson. He was preceded in death by: his parents; wife of 56 years Magnolia; brother, Edward and daughter Mary, Elizabeth "Libby" Quattrochi. He is survived by: son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Elaine Anderson of Seymour, TN; son-in-law Dale and grandchildren Laura and Michael Quattrochi of Huntsville, Alabama; sister-in-law, Ernestine Anderson of Pensacola, Fl.; several nieces and nephews. He was a WWII veteran having served with the 53rd Naval Construction Battallion "Seabees" and saw combat in the south pacific. He had been active in both Boyscouts of America and the Order of DeMolay and was awarded the Honorary Legion of Honor. He was retired from the Department of Energy Oak Ridge Operations and was a original member of the Atomic Energy Commission Security Patrol. The family would like to exp!
ress their gratitude to the nursing staff at UT Medical Center Critical Care and 4 South, and staff at the Ben Atchley East Tennessee Veterans Home and special caregiver Ellie Pendray and neighbor and friend Eddie Seaton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: the Lost Sheep Ministry at 5531 Fountain Rd, Knoxville, TN 37918. Services will be in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home on Tuesday 8:00pm with Rev. Brad Hyde officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm prior to the service. Interment will be Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashville,TN at a later date.

BAKER, VIRGINIA FAYE - of Knoxville, our loving mother, went home to be with the Lord September 1, 2007. Born May 8, 1941. She was a member of Dante Baptist Church. Preceded in death by: husband, Johnny Baker, parents, Millard and Louise Latham Weaver; and brother, Amos Weaver. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Greg Hubbard of Knoxville, Pam and Anthony Bivens of Maryville, Sharon and Tim Kreis of Halls; son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Elizabeth Boles of Halls, ex-husband: Gene Boles of Virginia; sisters, Reva Highland and Jean Mills; brothers, Hubert, Lawrence and LeRoy Weaver; grandchildren, Jason Riggs, Ashlee Harrison, Amanda Hubbard, Travis Hubbard, David Kreis, Chloe Boles, Katelynn Boles and Chance Bivens; great grandchildren, Caleb Riggs, Olivia Riggs and Bryson Harrison. Service 8 pm Monday Mynatt Funeral Home Ftn. City, Rev. L.B. Harrell officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:15 am Tuesday at Mynatt Funeral Home Ftn. City and proceed to Weave!
r Cemetery for interment service at 11 am. Pallbearers: Tim Kreis, Greg Hubbard, Travis Hubbard, Jason Riggs, Justin Beeler and Gene Boles. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 pm Monday at Mynatt Funeral Home Ftn. City.

BYRNE, ARLENE "LINDA" - of Gatlinburg, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2007. Mrs. Byrne was a member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Gatlinburg. She raised 10 children (5 boys & 5 girls). She started and led "The Young Disciples" Christian group of teenagers for bible study and service projects for five years, meeting in the Chicago suburbs and in Wisconsin. She also began the Mt. Zion Ministries, which brought truckloads of donated items from Chicagoland churches down to Tennessee. Mrs. Byrne enjoyed visiting her children and grandchildren, driving through the mountains looking at the view, going on picnics, and sitting at the lake or ocean. Her most precious possession was her family. Mrs. Byrne was preceded in death by her parents Ray and Evelyn, her husband John A. Byrne, and her daughters Linda and Cynthia. Mrs. Byrne leaves behind: sons, John A. Byrne, II, Timothy Byrne, Mark Byrne, Paul Byrne and Christopher Byrne; daughters, Arlene Debra Hoagland, Kathleen Linde!
lof and Bethann Byrne; fourteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren. Funeral service 11 AM Wednesday at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Gatlinburg with Pastor Ed Wolff officiating. Interment will follow in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 10-11 AM Wednesday at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Gatlinburg. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. (

CARTER, WILMA ILENE NIX - age 78 of Knoxville, died at Baptist Hospital, Sunday September 2, 2007, at 1:25 a.m. after a long illness. She was a member of Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. WILMA graduated from Powell High School in the "CLASS OF 1948". She was preceded in death by: husband, Fred Afton Carter; parents, Racha Hugh and Fannie Estil Aulton Nix; brothers, Howard Boyd Nix, PFC Charles Lloyd Nix, Bobbie Gene Nix, Cecil Ray Nix, and Jerry Lee Nix. WILMA is survived by her loving family: brothers, Robert Nix, James Nix both of Powell; sisters, Louise Ivey, Bettie Mynatt both of Knoxville, Delores Jones and husband Fred of Powell, Rachel Yarber and husband Marvin of Clinton; many precious nephews and nieces; beloved aunts, Trula Duggan of Knoxville, Helen Cline of Kodak, and Imogene West of Strawberry Plains. WILMA also left behind many, many special friends and was loved and respected by all who knew her. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Ros!
e Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

CATHCART, BENNY RAY - age 84 of Philadelphia, passed away Saturday, September 01, 2007. Mr. Cathcart was a long time member of Loudon Cumberland Presbyterian Church; a member of Masonic Lodge 204 F & AM in Loudon, Veteran of the US Army serving in the 36th infantry division during WWII; member of the Ivo Sanders American Legion Post 120; a former employee of Crawford and Co. where he worked as an insurance adjuster; a former Loudon Lions and Loudon Rotary Club member. Preceded in death by his parents, Elmer Gordon and Alice (Woody) Cathcart. Survivors include: his son, Michael A. Cathcart of Philadelphia and a host of friends. Services for Mr. Cathcart are scheduled for 7:00 PM Tuesday with Rev. Nick Coker officiating and Masonic Rites to be provided by the Loudon Masonic Lodge 204 F & AM. Family and friends will gather 9:30 AM Wednesday at the Loudon County Memorial Gardens for a committal service with full military honors being conferred by the Loudon County Veterans Honor!
Guard. Contributions in memory of Mr. Cathcart may be made to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, POB 373, Loudon, TN 37774. The family will receive friends 6:00 - 7:00 PM prior to the service at McGill-Karnes Funeral Home, Loudon.

COOPE, JOSEPH R. JR. - age 91 of Maryville passed away Saturday September 1, 2007 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Joe was a member of Dotson Memorial Baptist Church and a veteran pilot during WWII. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Joseph Sr. And Susan Coope; sister, Lillian Smith; and grandson, Joseph Coope. He is survived by: his wife of 55 years, Bernice (Polly) Coope; sons, Steve Coope and wife Elaine of Winchester, TN, Alan Coope and wife Sandra of Maryville, and David Coope and wife Sharon of Maryville; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; sisters, Esther Lako and Virginia Lowery, both of Knoxville. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at Highland Memorial Cemetery on Sutherland Ave. in Knoxville at 11 A.M. with Rev. Charlie Carpenter officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday September 4 from 6- 7:30 P.M. at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home. The family members offer special thanks to the staff at Blount Memorial Hospi!
tal, BMH Hospice and Maryville Healthcare, who helped care for Joe and the patience they showed during his illness. McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home, 982-6812

DENNIS, JOHN EMERSON, JR. - age 74, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord, Friday, August 31, 2007. He was preceded in death by parents, John and Nell Dennis and brother, Bruce Dennis. He is survived by his son and daughter in law, Reverend Dana and Patty Dennis; daughter and son in law, Donna and Darrell Brown, Shirley and Dennis Vandaveer; sisters, Leota Harr, Juanita Wolfe, Polly Coope and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Family and friends will meet, 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, Highland Memorial Cemetery for a graveside service at 11:00 a.m., Pastor Eric Rieger officiating. Military Honors provided by East Tennessee Veteran Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Monday, Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City.

DUNLAP, CECILE - age 100 of Seymour, passed away September 2, 2007. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Highland South Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations (573-7300).

DUPUY, RUBY W. - age 67 of Lafollette, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2007 at St. Mary's Hospice Medical Center, Knoxville, TN. Ruby was of the Church of God faith and attended the LaFollette Church of God. She is survived by: her husband, Wesley E. Dupuy of Lafollette; children, Steve and wife Gina Dupuy of Lafollette, Rick and wife Kim Dupuy of Maryville, Lisa and husband Kurt Nase of Maryville; grandchildren, Nikki Nase of Maryville, Morgan Dupuy of Maryville, Olivia Dupuy of La Follette, Sam Dupuy of Maryville; great-grandchild, Kade Keller of Maryville; brothers, Mitt Walden and wife Rochelle of Jacksboro, Larry Walden and wife Ann of Lenoir City; sisters, Betty Donald of Maryville, Della Lambert of Atlanta; a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Tuesday at the LaFollette Church of God. Rev. Norman Stallings, Rev. Jeff Armstrong, Bro. Donnie Poston officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Wednesday at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please donate to Christ!
ian Academy of Campbell Co. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at LaFollette Church of God. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home.

EDWARDS, GLENN WILLIAM - age 81 of Knoxville, passed away Friday August 31, 2007 at NHC of Knoxville. Glenn was preceded in death by: his wife, Carrie Lee Edwards; and his parents, Walter & Rachel Edwards; two sisters, Gwendolyn Daignault and Geraldine Marlow. He is survived by: his sons, Mike Edwards and his wife Cheryl of Knoxville, David Edwards of Knoxville, Danny Edwards and his wife Tracey of New Market; daughters, Linda Berry and her husband David of Mascot, Becky Warwick of Andersonville; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Ginger Emes and her husband, Kenny of Corryton; brother-in-law, Adrien Daignault of Halls; and several nieces and nephews. The interment will be Tuesday September 4, 2007 at 1:00 pm in the East View Memorial Garden's (Because Monday is a Holiday). Family and friends will gather at East View Memorial Gardens at 12:45 for the 1:00 pm service. McCarty-Evergreen Funeral Home, 7426 Asheville Highway, is honored to serve the family of Glenn !
William Edwards 865-637-7955.

ELLISON, EDNA - age 85, of Jacksboro, passed away Sunday morning, September 2, 2007 at her home. She was a member of Fordtown Baptist Church. Preceded in death by: parents, Callie and Lillie Smith Cooper; sisters, Viola Cooper, Vida McKinney, Della Brassfield and Thelma Cooper; brothers; Rev. Audra, Vasco, Albert & Glen Cooper. Survivors: husband, Rev. Clyde Ellison; son & daughter-in-law, Keith & Cheryl Ellison; granddaughter, Brandi Ellison; brother, Warren G. Cooper, all of Jacksboro; sister, Nola Cole, of Greenville, SC; several nieces & nephews; and of host of friends. Funeral Service: 8 p.m. Tuesday at Fordtown Baptist Church, Rev. Tim Dupuy, Rev. Ronnie Poston officiating. Interment: 12 noon Wednesday Mt. Paran Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Fordtown Baptist Church. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home, LaFollette

FORD, FRED F. - age 86 of South Knoxville, passed away September 2, 2007. He was a member and deacon of New Hopewell Baptist Church, a machinist at RobertShaw Controls, and veteran of WWII serving with the U.S. Navy. He was an Usher for 35 years at Neyland Stadium. Preceded in death by: wife, Emily Ford; parents, William A. and Verla Ford; brothers, Don, John "Bub"; sister, Annette Atchley. Survived by: son, Randy Ford and wife, Cindy of Collierville; daughter, Robyn Ellis and husband, Chuck; grandson, Kevin Ellis; sisters, Elizabeth "Lib" Arnett, Billie Sue Morgan. Funeral services will be at 8pm Monday, at Berry Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Williams and Rev. Charlie McNutt officiating. Interment will be at 10am Tuesday, at New Hopewell Cemetery. The family would like to express their appreciation for the care that Fred and Emily received from the staff at Mountain Brook Village in Sevierville. Due to the recent death of Emily Ford, the family request no flowers for M!
r. Ford's service. The family will receive friends 6-8pm Monday in the Chapel of Berry Funeral Home.

FOWLER, RUBY - age 69 of Clinton, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 1, 2007 at her home. Preceded in death by: her husband and two oldest sons. Survived by: daughter, Kelly Hall; son, Stacy Fowler; brother, Charles Beard of Florida; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4 at Highland Memorial Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held Thursday, September 6 at 1:00 p.m. at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Fowler's guestbook can be signed at Highland Memorial 588-0567.

GILLEY, PAUL W. - age 81 of Maryville passed away Saturday, September 1, 2007 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Paul was a veteran of the US Navy having served proudly during WWII. One of his greatest joys and passions was his love of sports and his involvement in athletics in Blount County. He was especially proud to be a constant volunteer at Eagleton Middle and Elementary Schools. He served as a volunteer in many areas for over 50 years as a coach and mentor. He was also an official for TSSAA for over 40 years and was an inductee into the Blount County Sports Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Charlotte Stile Gilley. He also leaves three children, Clara Edmondson, Linda Everett and husband Larry, and Paul Gilley and wife Teresa, all of Maryville. Grandchildren include, Eric and Pam Edmondson, Wendy and Steve Tittsworth, Carrie and Kevin Craig, Leah and Jayson Hines, Neal Everett, Natasha Gilley, Logan Gilley and Alex Gilley. He also leaves behind 9 great-gra!
ndchildren and his sister, Pauline Flanary of Benham KY and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 10 A.M. Wednesday September 5, 2007 in McCammon-Ammons-Click Chapel with Rev. Jayson Hines officiating with the interment service following in Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 - 8 P.M.. at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Area 15 Special Olympics, 313 S. Everett High Rd., Maryville TN 37804 or The Autism Society of America , 7910 Woodmont Ave. Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20814-3067 or at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home, 982-6812.

HILL, BRUCE H.- age 79 of Maryville passed away peacefully September 1, 2007 at Blount Memorial Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was born in Hayesville, NC on May 20, 1928. He proudly served the City of Maryville for 34 years and retired as Fire Chief for Maryville City Fire Department in 1988. He was preceded in death by his parents Tommy and Hazel Hill and grandson, Jason Hodge who passed away August 15, 2007; nephew, Tommy Cagle; brothers-in-law, James Regan and Gordon Cagle. He is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Wanda Hill; children, Sherry Price and J. David Hill, both of Maryville; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Jeana Hill of Kingsport; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and John Law of Maryville, sister; Joline "Jodie" Cagle of Sevierville; sister-in-law and husband Calvin of Knoxville; grandchildren, Ronnie Hodge and wife Kim of Kennesaw, GA, Sabrina Huffstetler and husband Chad, Rocky Hodge of Maryville, Jeremy Hill and fianc&#65533;, Kim K!
uwik both of Knoxville, Brandi Smith and husband Nick of Knoxville; great grandchildren; Steven, Rodney and Joshua Hodge of Kennesaw, GA, Cortney and Orion Mashburn and Cole Huffstetler of Maryville, Jason Franklin Hodge of Maryville and Melanie Hodge of Vonore; uncles and aunts, H.A. and Ethel Yates, Ray and Bill Robinson of Canton, NC; special friends, Eddie and Kim Mitchell. He also left behind many special friends and was loved and respected by all who knew him. He devoted his life to helping others and touched many lives. Funeral service will be 7:00 pm Monday, September 3, 2007 at McCammon-Ammons-Click Chapel with Chaplain Randy Thompson officiating. The interment will be 10:00 am Tuesday at Grandview Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 pm Monday at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home, Maryville, 982-6812.

JACKSON, SAMUEL - of Knoxville, TN, departed this life on September 2, 2007 at Fort Sanders Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Unity Mortuary.

JOHNSTON, VIRGINIA (JUNIE) - 75 of Knoxville, passed away Sunday September 2, 2007 at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee. She was a homemaker, a member of Cumberland Baptist Church, was an avid golfer, and especially a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Homer and Martha (Sharpe) Seiber; and stepmother, Mildred Seiber. Junie is survived by: her husband of 56 years, Raymond Johnston of Knoxville; 2 sons, Doug Johnston of GA, Brad and wife Kim Johnston of Pensacola, FL; daughter, Patti Pond of Southaven, MS; 8 grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and JoAnn Seiver of Knoxville; 4 sisters, Ruth Floyd of Murrysville, PA, Frances and husband Tom Tankesley of Chattanooga, Mary Sentell of FT. Myers, and Janet and husband Jerry Sanders of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews; and special friends in Senior Golf Group. The family will receive friends Monday September 3, 2007 from 5-7 p.m. at Weaver Funeral Home. Service will follow!
at 7 o' clock with Rev. Tom Everett and Rev. Gene Fleming officiating. A private entombment will be conducted Tuesday September 4, 2007 at Highland South Cemetery. Weaver Funeral Home is in charge of the final arrangements for Mrs. Virginia (Junie) Johnston. In lieu of lowers donations to be made to Cumberland Baptist Church.

MILLEN, STUART LEWIS - age 63 of Knoxville, died suddenly, September 1, 2007 at his home. He attended Heska Amuna Synagogue and was preceded in death by parents, I.W. {Major} and Sara Millen. Survivors, son Marc Millen; daughters and sons in law Shannon and Mark Underwood and Angela and Roger Grubb; grandchildren Marc L., Sara Mae, Mark Jr., Brittney, Zachary, Gary and Steven; great grandson Hayden. Graveside service 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at New Jewish Cemetery with Rabbi Louis Zivic officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.

MILLER, ESTELLA - age 88, of the Hillvale Community, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2007 at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a member of Island Ford Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by husband, Elisha Miller; daughter, Doris Marie Golden; sister, Geneva Wells; brother, Bennett Dial. She is survived by: sons, Elisha Miller, Jr. & wife Jeanette of Knoxville, Donald Eugene Miller & wife Dena of OH, Harlan Miller & wife Cyndi of OH, Darrell Miller & wife Jeanette of Clinton, Ricky Miller & wife Christie of Corryton; daughter, Debra Lee Crabtree & husband Tim of Claxton; 18 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 1 great- great granddaughter; sister, Eva McCarty of Clinton; brother, Earl Wells & wife Shirley of Claxton; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM, Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at Holley Gamble Funeral Home with funeral services following in the chapel with Rev. Charles Harness and Rev. Lowell Elkins officiating. Her burial will be!
10:00 AM, Wednesday at Woodhaven Memorial Garden. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

MODE, WILLIAM E. "BUTCH" - age 54, passed away at Blount Memorial Hospital August 31, 2007, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was preceded in death by: parents, Elmer and Helen Harveston Mode and brother, Thomas Mode. He is survived by: brothers, Robert (Miriam) Mode and Johnny (Anne) Mode; sisters, Nancy (Jim) Emerson, Nora (John) Milam, Helen (Charles) Staley, and Donna Farr; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Butch; cousins, friends and special fishing buddies. Mr. Mode's remains were cremated and a memorial service will be held at a future date. Sherwood Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements.

MURPHY, MICHAEL - age 46 of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 1, 2007. Michael was a loving husband and father. He was a truck driver for USA Truck. Truck driving was his passion. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Preceded in death by his grandmother. Survived by: his loving wife, Debbie Purdom Murphy; daughter, Heather M. Tirrell and husband Matthew; son, Steven A. Murphy and wife Lailanie; grandson, Jordan J. Tirrell; parents, Carl and Marga Murphy; brother, Gary Murphy and wife Alice; nephew, Carl Murphy, Jr.; father and mother-in-law Bill and Helen Purdom; brothers-in-law, David Ogle and wife Phyllis, Charlie Ogle and wife Phyllis, Jim Ogle and wife Frankie, and their families; special friends, Margaret Jackson and Paula Whittenburg Morton, and friends at Cariten Health Care. Graveside services with Full Military Honors, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, with Rev. Dave Thomas officiating!
. In lieu of flowers, donations may be mailed to: the family at 2724 Andrews Crossing Road, Knoxville, TN 37931. Highland Memorial (Bearden) 588-0567. Mr. Murphy's guestbook can be signed online at:

NEIDIGH, RODGER VINCENT - age 91 of Niles, Michigan, formerly of Knoxville, died Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at his home. Mr. Neidigh was born August 1, 1916 in Burlington, Ill., the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Kahn Neidigh. He was a physicist and had worked at Union Carbide Corporation-Nuclear Division, and then retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory-Fusion Energy Division in Oak Ridge. He was a member of the North Knoxville Seventh Day Adventist Church. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine of Niles; daughter, Carol (Walt) Williams of Niles; grandchildren, Michael T. Williams and Bryan P. Williams; brother, David M. Neidigh of Loveland, Colorado. The family will receive friends 5-7 pm Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at Weaver's Chapel with the service to follow at 7 pm. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, September 5th at 11 am in Woodlawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Roger Neidigh Worthy Student Memorial, Georgia Cumberland Academy, 397 Academy Dr., Calh!
oun, Georgia 30701. Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home.

NEILL, ERNA BROWN - long time Oak Ridge resident, died on Thursday, August 30, 2007 at Parkwest Medical Center following a stroke. Born in Hawkins County, TN on August 25, 1921, she was one of the ten children of James A. Garfield Brown and Luda Florence Berry Brown. Both parents died when Erna was very young. She and the other youngest siblings were raised in the Odd Fellows Home in Clarksville, TN. After graduating from Clarksville High School, she began nursing studies. She was in the cadet nursing program at Ft. Sanders, Knoxville, when she met a young engineer from California, Frank Neill, who was working on the Manhattan Project. They married on March 22, 1945 and made Oak Ridge their home. Mrs. Neill worked as a nurse at the old Oak Ridge Hospital, volunteered her nursing skills for the American Red Cross, and worked with Planned Parenthood of Oak Ridge. She was a charter member of First Christian Church, Oak Ridge and was very active there for many years. She was pre!
ceded in death by: her husband, Frank Neill. She is survived by: one sister, Mauvealine LaMarr of Fortuna, CA; her son, Richard and wife Barbara, Oak Ridge and Galliano, LA; her daughter, Barbara and husband Larry Jones, Portland, Oregon. She is also survived by four grandchildren; Sara Kathryn Neill, Oak Ridge; Christopher Neill-Jones and wife Ruth, Portland, Oregon; Damien Neill-Jones, Portland Oregon: Nicholas Neill-Jones, stationed in Iraq and wife Dina; and two great grandchildren, Kylie and Isaac Neill-Jones. The family will greet friends at Martin's Funeral Home, Oak Ridge on Monday, September 3rd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am, Tuesday, September 4, 2007, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Oak Ridge. The service will be conducted by the Reverend L. Bailey Norman with the Reverend Jesse Bradshaw speaking. Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The honorary pallbearers will be the men of First Christian Church. Memorial remembr!
ances are suggested to the building fund of First Christian Ch!
urch, 11
6 E. Division Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830; the scholarship fund of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 212 N. Tulane Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830; or the American Diabetes Association, 211 Center Park Drive, Ste 3010, Knoxville, TN 37922.

PARKER, DR. JOSEPH B., JR. - 91, entered into "Larger Life" on Saturday, September 1, 2007 at Hillcrest Convalescent Center in Durham. Born in Knox County, TN, he was the son of Dr. Joseph B. Parker and Sue York Parker. He and his wife of 60 years, Phyllis Foster Parker were married May 25, 1946 in Klamath Falls, Oregon. She currently resides in Durham, NC. Dr. Parker is also survived by: his two children, Suzanna Parker Dudley and husband Dana of Lunenburg, MA; Joseph B. Parker III and wife Gae Broadwater of Frankfort, KY; his niece, Margaret Houston Foppiano and husband Charles of Wilmington, NC; their children, Houston and Cristi Foppiano of Cary, NC; and their children, Sophia and Alexandra Foppiano, also of Cary, NC; and Parker and Thomas Kent Fopppiano, both of Knoxville, TN. Dr. Parker graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1939 with a B.S. degree where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta and the German honorary. He received his medical degree from the Universit!
y of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis in 1941 and performed his internship at Knoxville General Hospital from 1941-1942. He served in the U.S. Naval Medical Corps primarily in the South Pacific with the Marines and eventually earned the rank of Lt. Commander. While in the Navy he served his residency at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Washington, DC from 1944-1945. He later moved to Durham and served his residency in psychiatry at Duke University Hospital from 1946-1948, and in 1949 he joined Duke's psychiatric staff. Dr. Parker became an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Medical School from 1949-1952 where he directed the Child Guidance Clinic. He later became Chief of Psychiatry at the VA Hospital in Durham and Associate Professor at Duke. In 1959 he became professor and chairman of the department of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky's Medical Center. While in Lexington, KY, Dr. Parker became a member of Rotary; a consultant at the USPHS Hospital, the!
VA Hospital and the Lexington Edition of Psychotherapeutics; !
a member
of the advisory committee of Cerebral Palsy; advisor of the Junior League Opportunity Workshop; a member of the Kentucky Governor's Council on Mental Health; the Kentucky Governor's Manpower Committee; and a member of the executive committee and trustee of the Central Kentucky Mental Health Board. From 1970-1984 he was professor at Duke Medical Center in Psychiatry and later became emeritus professor. During his academic career he had written numerous papers for publication and presentation. Following his retirement he served for ten years on the North Carolina Medical Retirement Board. In his younger years his avocation was hybridizing irises. He introduced a yellow iris naming it "Terry's Choice". Dr. Parker was a national judge for several years and frequently attended new potential introductions. Dr. Parker was recognized as a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; President of the Southern Psychiatric Association; the American Psychopatholog!
ical Association; Society of Biological Psychiatry; Phi Chi; Delta Phi Alpha; Alpha Omega Alpha; a member of the "Honorable Elders" of Kiwanis; and Who's Who listing since 1964. A memorial service will be held 10:30 am Thursday, September 6, 2007 in the Memorial Chapel of Duke University Chapel with the Reverend Albert Nelius officiating. Burial will be held in Lynnhurst in Knoxville, TN. Memorial gifts may be made to: Duke Gardens, P.O. Box 90341, Durham, NC 27708. Hall-Wynne Funeral Service is assisting the Parker family.

PATE, EARL E. - age 81 of Knoxville went home to be with his Heavenly Father Saturday, September 1, 2007 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a faithful and dedicated member of Riverdale Baptist Church. He served in the Army during World War II. Preceded in death by: parents, John and Katie Pate; brother and sister in law, J.W. and Lucille Pate; brother in law Buster Lawhorn. He had such a great love for his family, his church family and his friends. He always had the needs of others in mind and went out of his way to help when anyone needed him. He loved being in the House of the Lord, working in his wood-working shop in his basement and animals. He will be greatly missed by: his wife of 37 years, Peggy Ann Pate; daughters and sons in law, Kathy and David Kennemore, Margie and Joe O'Steen and Brenda and Tom Liford; grandchildren, Trey Norton and Lea Anne Lee and husband Jason; great grandchild, Emma Lee; sisters and brothers in law, Edna Jean and David Binkley and Azilee La!
whorn. Funeral Service will be held at 7 P.M. Monday at Bridges Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Vincent officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11:45 A.M. Tuesday at Woodlawn Cemetery for the interment at 12:00 noon with Military Honors by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Riverdale Baptist Church Building Fund, 7124 Thorngrove Pike Knoxville TN 37914. The family will receive friends from 5-7 Monday at Bridges Funeral Home 5430 Rutledge Pike 523-4999. Online condolences may be sent at

RICHARD, DARYL RAY - age 44 of Briceville, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2007 at his home. He was a loving husband and father. He worked as a master carpenter, following in the footsteps of Jesus. He is survived by: his wife, Tracie Richard; children, Roger Andrew Richard, Reanna Marie Richard and Alexander Ethan Richard; parents, Eugene and Mary Harness Richard of Briceville; brothers and sisters, Willa Marie Cooley of Briceville, Bonita Louise Sage of Ohio, Allen Ray Richard of Oliver Springs, and Jacob Daniel Richard of Oliver Springs; father and mother-in-law, Roger and Janice Hinkle of Oliver Springs; very special friends, Jeff and Donna Jeccard and Karen and John Carr; and several aunts, uncles, and other family members and friends. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, September 4, 2007 from 6-8 pm at Jackson-Oliver Mortuary in Oliver Springs. Funeral services will begin at 8 pm. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of gifts to !
an Educational Trust Fund for Daryl's children at Regions Bank, 727 Main Street, Oliver Springs, 37840. Jackson-Oliver Mortuary of Oliver Springs is in charge of arrangements.

ROBERTS, MARIE - age 90 of South Knoxville, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2007 at Hillcrest West Nursing Home. Marie was born October 30, 1916 in Clarksville, TN. She later moved to Knoxville, where she married, made a home and raised a family. Marie retired from W.T. Grants. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was preceded in death by: husband of 66 years, Walter L. Roberts; father and mother, Duncan and Beulah Davis; sons, Carroll and Don Roberts; grandson, Danny Roberts; brother, Duncan Davis and sister Dorothy Davis. Survived by: grandsons, Mike and Terry Roberts; granddaughter-in-law, Janice Roberts; great granddaughters, Leslee Gray and husband Billy, Emily and Cegi Roberts; great grandsons, Keith, Jacob, and Terrell Roberts; great-great grandchildren, John Henry III and Lauren Gray, along with a host of family and friends. Family will receive friends on Monday from 6-8pm at Berry Funeral Home. Family and friends will meet !
at Lynnhurst Cemetery on Tuesday at 11am for graveside service. A guestbook and additional information is available at: and you are invited to share your thoughts and memories of Marie at her memorial website at:

ROBINSON, SAM - June 27, 1952 to August 30, 2007. Preceded in death, father, Charles Robinson, mother, Ruby E. Robinson, nephew, Cody Thomas. Survivors, wife, Rita Robinson; son, Chris Robinson; sisters, Mary Saunooke, Rhonda Robinson; grandchildren, Anna and Rachael Robinson; nephew, Tony Saunooke; niece, Natalie Saunooke; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Sam served in the US Navy during the Vietnam Era. Many thanks to aunts, uncles and friends. Kroger Asheville Hwy. and customers, St. Mary's Hospital, St. Mary's Hospice and the St. Mary's Foundation. Sam was cremated on August 31, 2007. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 4th at 11 a.m. at Clark's Grove Cemetery in Blount County. Reverend Mark Kitts will speak in memory of Sam. You will be greatly missed by me and all who knew you.

SCHRIMPSHER, LARRY EVERT (SCRUNCH) - age 58 of Lenoir City, formerly of the Dogwood Community in Roane County, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2007, at his home after a very courageous battle with cancer. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the United States Army where he was awarded the Bronze Star. Larry was of the Baptist faith and was a retired employee of Wamplers Farm Sausage. Preceded in death by his parents, Bolden and Helen Schrimpsher; niece, Cayla Jo Babb; brother-in-law, Billy R. Babb. Larry is survived by his devoted wife of 35 years, Sandra (Punk) Babb Schrimpsher; daughters, Melinda Schrimpsher and Amy (Jason) Hackworth; son, Adam Schrimpsher and fiancee, Kelly Proffitt; grandchildren: Lane, Zac, Sierra, Brianna, Andrew and Gabriel; sisters, Linda (Martin) Thomas of Kingston, Jeanette (Wayne) Cornett of Lenoir City; adopted son, Brad (Terri) Nelson of Oakdale; special and very caring niece, Jennifer Smith along with many other aunts, uncles, ni!
eces, nephews and cousins; extended family: Buddy Babb, James and Patsy Babb, Charles and Joann Babb, Pat and Mike Lance, Harvey Babb all of Lenoir City, Wanda Furlong and Bobby Bracken of Bowling Green, KY; Jo (Mammaw) Bohanan of Lenoir City. Larry was surrounded by very special friends: Sam and Eva Harvey, Mike Davis, Jerry and Ruthann Winkle and the Scrunch Bunch. Larry loved and was loved by so many people who will miss him beyond words. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, September 3 at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Breazeale and Rev. Richard Turbeville officiating. Interment will follow in the Abbott Cemetery. Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements.

SETTLE, BETTY LOU WOOD - age 79, of Knoxville, passed away peacefully, Saturday, September 1, 2007 at U.T. Hospital. She was a member of the Methodist Faith and retired from U.T. Family Physicians. She is preceded in death by: husband of 31 years, J.W. Settle; daughter, Dana Christine McCorskey; parents, James and Edith Wood; sisters, Mildred Watson, Mary Uland, Katie Hill, Gene Weaver and Anna Wood; brother, Eddie Wood. Survivors: sons and daughters in law, James Albert and Carol Settle, Mark David and Julie Settle, Jay Allen and Charlotte Settle; grandchildren, Kristi and Bryan, Stephanie and Jessie, Alex and Anna, Sydney and Zoe; great grandchildren, Ryan, Raigan, Xayne, Jordan and Chloe, sister, Christine Wallace; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial Service, 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Mynatt Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Knox Area Rescue Ministries or the Salvation Army. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p!
.m. Tuesday, Mynatt Funeral Home Chapel, Fountain City.

SMITH, LINDA LOU - age 57, of Lake City, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2007 at her residence. She was born November 26, 1949 in Campbell County, TN. She attended Covenant Life Church. She enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, and she also loved her dogs. She is preceded in death by her father, Eldon Miracle, and her son Earl Michael "Mike" Smith. Survivors: husband of 42 years, Earl Smith, Lake City, TN; sons, Robert Lewis Smith, west TN, James R.C. Smith, west TN, Benjamin Eldon Smith, Clinton, TN; mother, Edna Louise Miracle, Lake City, TN; 4 granddaughters; & 1 grandson. Visitation: 12-2 PM Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at Hatmaker Funeral Home. Funeral: 2 PM Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tony McAfee officiating. Interment: to follow the funeral service at the Leach Cemetery in Lake City, TN. Hatmaker Funeral Home in Lake City, TN in charge of arrangements.

THOMPSON, RHONDA SUE TATE, - age 43, of West Knoxville, went to be with the Lord Friday August 31, 2007 at her home. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lawrence and Margaret Mason Ross and Ray and Jean Mosier Tate of Whitwell. Rhonda was born July 1, 1964 in Whitwell, Tennessee to Sam and Barbara Ross Tate, now of Knoxville. She is also survived by her loving family: her husband, Kevin Thompson; 3 children, Jordan, Connor and Hunter Thompson all of Knoxville; brother, Gary Tate of Chattanooga; sister and brother-in-law, Dena and Tom Davidson of Maryville; uncle, Keith Ross and wife Sue of Whitwell; aunt, Sue Tate Ansley and husband Bill of Camden, South Carolina; father-in-law, Jerre Thompson of Indianapolis, Indiana; mother-in-law, Charla Benson of Winter Haven, Florida; special great aunt, Abbie Ross Smith of Whitwell; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7:00 P.M. Tuesday Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Pastor Mark Kirk, of Calvary Chapel offici!
ating. The family and friends will meet Wednesday at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Park, Jasper, Tennessee for a 11:00 A.M. CST entombment service. The family will receive friends Tuesday following the service at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

TURNER, WILLIAM ANDREW (ANDY) - age 41 of West Knoxville, passed away suddenly as the result of an automobile accident Friday, August 31, 2007. He was a member of South Knoxville Baptist Church and a Territory Manager with Waste Management. He was preceded in death by his father U. G. Turner, Jr. Survivors include: his mother, Cynthia Horner Turner; daughters Cali and Jordan Turner, Nikki White and their mother, Angela; brothers, Jeff Turner and wife Wendy and Greg Turner; uncles, Reed Horner and Joe Horner and wife Kay; niece, Jayda Turner; nephews, Justin and Jeremy Turner; and special friend, Allyson Foster. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to the Knoxville Ronald McDonald's House, 1705 Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee 37916 or to South Knoxville Baptist Church, 522 Sevier Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee 37920. A funeral service will be held at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens Chapel with Rev. Bob St. John officiating. Honorary pallbearers, Mitch Rowan, Bill Jone!
s, Tim Wells, Billy Groce, Robbie Yeager, Clint Dalton and Bobby Kritenbrink. Family and friends will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday for a 10:30 a.m. graveside service and interment. The family will receive friends 6 -8 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway. Mr. Turners' guest book is also available at

WARD, VIRGINIA JACKSON - 58 of 680 Kiser Road., Philadelphia, died Saturday morning at Athens Regional Hospital. Virginia was a member of Jackson Chapel Baptist Church and preceded in death by: father, Clayton "Pete" Jackson; sister, Linda Lawhon. Survivors: husband of 37 years, David Roland Ward; daughters and sons-in-law, Kristi and Dennis Guider, Shannon and Brian Smith, Lenoir City; 5 grandchildren, Matthew, Jeremy, Dalton, Kelsey and Deana; mother, Alma "Peanut" Arden Jackson; sister, Viola Lorenz, Philadelphia; father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Betty Ward, Lenoir City. Funeral services 7 p.m. Tuesday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Rick Kirkland and Rev. Michael McLemore officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Wednesday, Simpson Cemetery. Family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Loudon Funeral Home.

WEAVER, BERT JONATHON - age 13, passed away Saturday September 1, 2007 at U.T. Hospital. Arrangement are incomplete. Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel in charge.

WILLIAMSON, CHARLES WESLEY JR. - 71, departed this life, Friday August 31, 2007 at East Tennessee Baptist Hospital. Born June 24, 1936 to Attorney Charles and Mamie Simon Williamson in Henderson, North Carolina. Charles was a graduate of Knoxville College, North Carolina Central University and received his PhD from Walden University in Naples, Florida. He also graduated from Howard University, Harvard University and the University of New Hampshire. Charles was a member of First United Presbyterian Church and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, until illness prevented him from regular attendance. Charles was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving in Germany and France as a Physical Conditioning Specialist. Employed as a probation officer and worked at the Community Action Committee (CAC) before beginning his career as a Sociology teacher at Knoxville College. He also worked for a time as the College Registrar. Charles was passionate about sports. He was a lightweight boxer d!
uring his days in the air force and played football under coach Julian Bell at Knoxville College in the 1950's. He also enjoyed golfing, boating, photography and fishing. Preceded in death by: parents; sister, Robbie Williamson Truesdale; grandparents, O'Neal and Desdy Simon; Rufus and Dillie Williamson. Survived by: wife of 47 years, Elaine Wood Williamson; children, Norman Christopher (Sharon) Williamson, Melissa Charlene Williamson Thomas, Charles Wesley Williamson III and Gaye Williamson (Edward) Huff; grandchildren, Kelan Williamson, Simon Clark Williamson, and Mirhanda, Taylor and Charlie Huff; loving nieces, nephews and cousins in the Bulluck, Simon, Williamson, Jarret, and Allen families; sister-in law, Sandra Hudson and former college roommate and fraternity brother, Reginald Danner. Family will receive friends, 5:30-6:00 p.m. Tuesday at Lennon Seney United Methodist Church; funeral service, 6:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Adam McKee, officiating, assisted by Dr. George Waters,!
Pastor of First United Presbyterian Church (KC Campus). Entom!
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:00 a.m. Wednesday, Sherwood Mausoleum.

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