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Subject: [TNMORGAN] Knoxville News-Sentinel Obituaries December 17, 2007
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 16:59:19 GMT
AGEE, OLIVER KING, M.D. - age 85 of Maryville, formerly of Knoxville, died Saturday December 15, 2007 at University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville. He was a member of Maryville First Baptist Church, Alcoa Rotary Club, and the Tennessee Medical Association. Dr. Agee is survived by his loving family: wife of 65 years, Dorothy Martin Agee of Maryville; daughters, Carolyn Ann King of Arlington, Virginia, Annabel Lee Agee of Nashville, Diane Elizabeth Agee of Kernersville, North Carolina; son, John Oliver Agee of Maryville; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great grandchild; several close cousins. A Memorial Service will be 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at Maryville First Baptist Church. According to his request, Dr. Agee's body was donated to The University of Tennessee Medical School at Memphis.
BRADLEY, MRS. DELORIS - age 83 of Knoxville passed away Sunday at St. Mary's Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com
BRANSON, JOHN KENNETH JR. - son, brother, father, uncle and friend, died Friday, December 14, 2007 at his home in Halls. Kenny, as he was known by those dearest to him, was an artist, writer and beloved friend. He was a graduate of Holston High School and a member of Alice Bell Baptist Church. He is survived by daughter and son-in-law: Johnna and Will Bullard of Powell, Johnna's mother: Janice Branson, and grandchildren: Jaden Lily and Eason Basil. He is also survived by: fianc�: Karen Kiser, parents: John and Barbara Branson of Halls and sisters: Karen Corum and Patti Bounds. He also leaves behind brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends that loved him. He was kind, witty, artistic and a lover of the Lord Jesus whom he called his Savior. Funeral service 7:30 pm Tuesday, Mynatt Funeral Home Ftn. City, Rev. Larry Overton officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:45 am Wednesday at Greenwood Cemetery for interment service at 11. In lieu of flowers, !
memorial donations to be made to Bethel Colony of Mercy. www.bethelcolony.org or 1675 Bethel Colony Rd., Lenoir, N.C. 28645. Family will receive friends 6 to 7:30 pm Tuesday at Mynatt Funeral Home Ft. City. www.mynattfh.com
CAMP, A. C. - age 80, of Knoxville, died Saturday, December 15, 2007. He was the fourth son of the late Rev. Virgil Camp, a Baptist minister, and his wife, Gill. Gifted with a remarkable tenor voice, A. C. sang gospel music and directed choirs at several Baptist churches during his lifetime. As a teenager, he left his job at Southern Cast Stone to serve in the Navy during World War II, then returned to finally retire as Southern Cast's Plant Superintendent more than 40 years later. A .C. was also preceded in death by his first wife, Genevieve (Jenny) Smith Camp; grandson, J. Michael Davis; brothers, Homer, R. V., and Ray. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Peace Camp of Madisonville; his daughter, Brenda Hubbell and her son, Gaines Seward Hubbell; his daughter and beloved son-in-law, Connie and Randy Ford; his stepson, Rick Kirkland and his wife Curina; and his stepdaughter Jo Land and her husband, Hoyt. A. C. loved Rick and Jo's children and grandchildren: Chad, Susan, Camero!
n, Noah, and Caleigh Land; Tyge, Suzanne, and Tori Land; and Tregg, Shawn, Jessie, Shayla, Logan and Hannah Kirkland; his brother Bill and wife, Jacqueline, of Columbia SC; his brother Bobby and wife, Peggy; his brother-in-law, Kenneth Smith and wife, Juanita; sisters-in-law Rita Camp and Blanche Peace, and Blanche's daughter, Earleen Blair. His nieces and nephews were among his best friends and he loved them dearly: Gaines and Linda Bradshaw; Charles and Catherine Bell; Cheryl and Charlie Cason; Boyd Smith; Chris and Debbie Smith; Rick Camp and Cindy Camp of Tampa FL; Rick, Ronnie, Harvey, and Russell Camp; Rena and John Amerson, Kim and Leon Melton, and Kelly and Terri Camp. Other survivors include numerous grandnieces and grandnephews, his gardening companion and friend, Ben Duncan, and Honeyberry partner, Diane Stamm. The family would like to thank Dr. Raymond Brig, the staff of Caris Hospice, and his loving brother, Bobby, for their caring and respectful support of A. !
C. during his illness. The most important aspect of A.C.'s rel!
ife was embodied in gospel singing, and a service to celebrate his life will be 7:00 P.M. Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, paying tribute to his love of gospel songs. The family and friends will meet Tuesday at Rocky Hill Cemetery for a 11:00 A.M. graveside service. The family will receive friends 5:30-7:00 P.M. Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com
CHAMBERS, GLENEVA CAGLEY - age 73 of Philadelphia, passed away Saturday evening, December 15, 2007 at her home. She was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church and had retired from Levi Strauss after thirty years of service. Preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Beulah Cagley; sisters, Gladys Ratledge and Mary Hampton. Survived by her husband of 32 years, Billy Chambers and her granddaughter, Leann Shell. Friends may call at their convenience at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Friends will gather at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the family home in Philadelphia for graveside services and interment. Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com
CLANTON, RUTH BOZEMAN - of Lenoir City was carried by the Angels to Heaven on Sunday, December 16, 2007. All pain is gone. She was a beautiful strong and gracious lady. The greatest loves of her life were her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, she was proud of and devoted to them all, she treasured every gathering. Her favorite hymns were In the Garden and Lily of the Valley. Ruth was a lifelong member of Union Baptist Church in Knoxville and attended Calvary Baptist Church in Lenoir City. She was retired from Southern Business Forms. Ruth loved to crochet and to work find a word puzzles. Preceded in death by her parents, Alec and Margaret Bozeman; brothers, Paul, James, John, George, Charlie and Frank Bozeman. Left to remember the good times are care givers, daughter and son-in-law, Caye and Albert Freels of Lenoir City; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Tina Clanton of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Jimmy Freels and wife, LeAnn of Clinton, Randy Freels and w!
ife, Tonya of Lenoir City, Donna Clanton Anderson and husband, Jesse of Maryland, Jamie Clanton Garner and husband, Brad of Ashland, KY; great grandchildren, Hunter, Taylor, Wyatt, Corey and Chance Freels, Jude and Nathan Garner; sister, Margaret Boruff of Knoxville; many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Click Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Union Baptist Church Cemetery on Washington Pike in Knoxville for graveside services. Serving as pallbearers: Jimmy, Randy, Corey, Chance and Hunter Freels. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, 4900 Harrison Road, Lenoir City, TN 37771. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com
CLAXTON, ANGUS "A.C." COWAN - age 86 of Knoxville, TN, passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2007. Mr. Claxton served as a deacon at Solid Rock Baptist Church in Knoxville, and was a Life Member of the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers, and a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans. He served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corps. Preceded in death by his wife, Leva Keck Claxton; parents Clyde and Mary Claxton; and brothers Swan Claxton and Paul Hayden Claxton. Survivors: sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy D. & Andrea Claxton of Seymour; Stanley & Mary Claxton of Friendsville; daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Cleo Jennings of Powell; grandchildren, Russell & Matthew Claxton; April Ensley, Josh, Kevin, & Emily Claxton; and Travis & Heather Jennings; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Eric, Alana, & Cameron Claxton; Austin & Ethan Ensley; and Lucy Konopasek; brothers, Evan Claxton and Albert Gale Claxton; sister, June Beatrice Monger; seve!
ral nieces and nephews. Grandsons and nephews will serve as Pallbearers. Funeral service Tuesday at 7 PM at Atchley 's Seymour Chapel with Rev. Irby Russell officiating. Interment Wednesday at 11 AM at Highland South Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday 5-7 PM at Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour, 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, TN (577-2807). (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com)
COFFEY, TILVIS EUGENE "SHOT", JR. - age 42 of Knoxville passed away Saturday December 15, 2007 at U.T. Medical Center. Member of Norwood Baptist Church. Preceded in death by: father, Tilvis E. Coffey, Sr. and brother, Michael Richmond. Survivors: wife, Sarah Coffey; mother, Margie Richmond; stepsons, Darrell Doan, Curtis Ward, Eddie Snider; and stepdaughter, Amanda Edgar; daughter, Nichole Coffey; grandson, Gabriel Phillips; brother, Christopher Coffey; step-brothers, Carl and James Richmond; step-sister, Melissa Hester; several nieces and nephews. Family will have a memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to be made to Mynatt Funeral Home Ftn. City for expenses.
CORNETT, TOMMIE ISIBILL JOINES - age 92, widow of Rucker Cornett, of 202 Goddard Lane, Greenback, formerly of Madisonville, passed away 6:39 A.M. Sunday, December 16, 2007 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Charles Ross and Jessie Mae Joines. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and attended Niles Ferry Baptist Church, where she had many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her sister Huretta Davis. Survivors: daughters & sons-in-law, Barbara Jean Cornett, of Madisonville; Peggy Ann & Dayne Carter, of Greenback; son & daughter-in-law, Thomas Darrell & Barbara Ann Cornett, of Hixon, TN; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters & brothers-in-law, Harriett Hodge, Nancy & Ted Belcher, all of Madisonville, Mildred Millsaps, Chattanooga, Hazel Brakebill, Atlanta, GA, Jean & Don Owens, Scottsboro, AL; several nieces and nephews. Funeral 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Chad Kirkpatrick officiating. Interment!
in Sunset Cemetery. Family will receive friends 12:30-1:30 P.M. Tuesday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville
DALTON, SAMUEL EDWARD SR. - age 88 of Fountain City passed away Saturday at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was a member of Sullivan Road Christian Church and Founding member of Fountain City Christian Church, Owner & Operator of Dixie Aluminum Distribution Company and a Veteran of the United States Army Air Corps. Preceded in death by his first wife, Louise ( Easy ) Ritter Dalton, son, Samuel Edward Dalton Jr., sisters, Lucille Allen, Francis Hall, and Betty Smith. Survived by wife, Glady's Delius Hunley Dalton, daughter, Deborah D. Lamb and husband Leonard C. ( Buddy ) Lamb of Knoxville; son, Ronald Gene Dalton of Houston, TX, sister, Margaret Clark and husband J.C. of Knoxville; 5 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral service 7:00 P.M. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Paul Trumpore and Rev. Dick Smelser officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 P.M. Tuesday at the West Adair entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 2:00 P.M.!
interment with Full Military Honors provided by the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 5:30 - 7:00 P.M. Monday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com
FLOYD, HORACE RICHARD - 85 of Oak Ridge, died on December 14, 2007. He retired from Union Carbide, Y-12 facility. Preceding him in death were his parents and his brother, Roy Floyd. Survived by: wife, Betty; brothers, James and Elmer Floyd; sisters, Ruth Oglesby, Mary Bunch, and Delsa Harrison; 6 children; and by 7 grandchildren. The memorial service will be held in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary on Tuesday, December 18, 2007, 7 P.M. with Dr. Charles R. Floyd officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in the form of donations to Betty Floyd, @ ORNL Federal Credit Union, 221 Rutgers Ave., Oak Ridge, TN, 37830, to help cover final medical expenses. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5 - 7 at Weatherford Mortuary. An online guest book may be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com
CHILDRESS, MRS. UNA CHRISTINA FOX - age 88 of Dalton, GA, formerly of LaFollette, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2007, in Dalton, GA. She was born January 27, 1919 in LaFollette and was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of LaFollette, owner of the Central Cafe, and a manager for Howard Johnson. She is preceded in death by her husband, Earl H. Childress; parents, Joseph W. and Eva Wilburn Fox; and siblings, Beulah C. Archer, A. Lois McDonald and Joseph W. Fox, Jr. Survivors: children, Dr. Joseph H. Childress and wife, Carolyn of Knoxville, Robert E. Childress and wife, Belinda of Bristol, VA and M. Sharon Cooper and husband, Dr. Larry of Dalton, GA; grandchildren, Carla C. Wood and husband, Mike, Christopher Childress and wife, Sherri, Keith Childress and wife, Kwan, Kimberly Farnsworth and husband, Darren, Kendrea Todt and husband, Tony, John W. Cooper and wife, Debra, and Joseph A. "JAC" Cooper; great grandchildren, Dalton Wood, Makenna Childress, Anthony, !
Callie, Andrew, and Cadie Todt, Keely and Kasey Childress, and Lindsay and Ryan Cooper. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends from 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on Wednesday at Walters Funeral Home Chapel and then proceed to Woodlawn Cemetery for graveside services with Rev. Glen Petree officiating. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the First Baptist Church of LaFollette would be a tribute to her life. Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Una Christina Fox Childress.
HARPER, ROSE MARY - a retired real estate broker in the District of Columbia, the states of Virginia and Maryland died December 13, 2007 at 8:50pm. Rose Mary and her husband, Alvin of 52 years lived in Washington, DC before retiring to Lewes, Delaware in 1994. Rose Mary attended George Washington University and graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York City. She and her husband worked several years in the interior design field in New York City before relocating to Washington, DC. In Washington, Rose Mary taught interior design at the National Art Academy and volunteered at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Rose Mary became interested in real estate and began a new career at Shannon and Luchs Realtors and later joined W.C. and A.N. Miller Realtors. She was a life member of the Washington Board of Realtors and received awards for her listings, sales and service to her clients. In the 1980's Rose Mary and her husband decided when they retired they wanted t!
o become antique dealers. After a great deal of research, they decided to specialize in items related to preparing, serving, and drinking of tea for both adults and children collectors. The Harpers are renowned for their English Transfer tea pottery, their sterling silver tea pots and paraphernalia and their children's European tea sets. The Harpers participated on antique shows in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. Rose Mary was known in the antique trade for her collection of hats that she wore at shows. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial gifts or contributions be made to Rose Mary's favorite charities: The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 424 East 92nd Street, New York, New York 10128-6804 or to the Humane Society of the United States, 2120 l Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 am Tuesday, December 18, at Greenwood Cemetery, at the Harper family plot for an 11:00 am gravesi!
de service, Rev. William Fowleer and Rev. Cabel Trent officiat!
ends may call at their convenience at Gentry-Griffey Chapel. Arrangements by Gentry-Griffey Chapel.
JENKINS, HARRISON DUVAUGHN - age 56 of Lenoir City, went home to be with the Lord December 15, 2007 at his home. He was a member of New Providence Baptist Church. He served in the United States Navy as a Gunnersmate aboard the USS Seattle. DuVaughn owned and operated Jenkins Electric and Plumbing. Preceded in death by his parents, Harrison John Jenkins and Mildred Dyer Jenkins; brother, Robert A. Jenkins. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Jean Johnson Jenkins; daughters: Mrs. Freddie(Gina LuVaughn) Seavers, Mrs. Robert(Tonya Denise) Audette, Miss Tanyia Dianne Jenkins, Miss Cynthia Renee Jenkins; son, Allen DuVaughn Jenkins; grandchildren: Kristin LuVaughn Smith, Alexandria, Albrianna, Angelika, Anastasia, and Andrew Jenkins; sisters: Carmelita Brannon, Elma Lee Holloway, Teresa Berry, Tammy Bolt, Sharon McCloud, Karen Jenkins, Misti Brown, Lisa Sampson; many nieces and nephews; uncle, Charlie M. Jenkins; aunts, Patricia Jenkins and Frances Kilby along with special friends!
, Buford Heath, David Lee and Kenneth Ezell. The family would like to express a special thank you to: Covenant Homecare Hospice, Covenant Homecare Aide and all the churches that have given them love and support during DuVaughns sickness. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Rogers, Rev. Dennis Johnson and Deacon Johnnie Walker officiating. Burial will follow in the Stoney Point Cemetery with full military honors being conferred. Pallbearers will be David Jenkins, Chucky Berry, Jimmy Bolt, Tony Holloway, Christopher Johnson, Steven Rogers; Honorary Pallbearers will be: Allen Jenkins, Charles Smith and Scott Holloway. Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com
LITTLETON, BOYD RAYMOND - age 65 of Lenoir City passed away Sunday, December 16, 2007. He was of the Baptist faith. Raymond was a former Lenoir City Police Officer. He was a truck driver and was recently retired from Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge. He served in the Army Reserves. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Boyd and Ruth Littleton. Survived by his wife of 25 years, Sandra E. Littleton; step children, Tammy McCrary and Chris McCrary; step-grandchildren, Cody and Brandon McCrary. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Click Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. George Seay officiating. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m. Thursday and proceed to Dogwood Cemetery for graveside services at 11 a.m. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com
LONG, REV. JAMES E. - age 77 of Halls, went home to be with Jesus Saturday, December 15, 2007 at St. Mary's North. Arrangements will be announced later by Bridges Funeral Home 5430 Rutledge Pike, 523-4999
LOWE, ETTA BEATRICE (BEA) - age 77, of Knoxville passed away Saturday December 15, 2007. She was a graduate of Baroness Earlanger School of Nursing and worked at Ft. Sanders Regional Hospital and Morristown Hospital. She loved being a Grandmother. Her hobby was growing flowers, especially roses. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Lowe; parents, George and Mae Scarlett; and sister, Shirley Myers. Survivors: son, David Scott Lowe; daughter, Cynthia Ledford and husband Herman; grandchildren, Scarlett and Will Ledford; brothers, Luther Scarlett, David Scarlett and wife Sue; sister, Penny Scarlett. A special thanks to NHC Ft. Sanders. Funeral service 8 PM Monday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Dallas Gibson officiating. Interment 10 AM Tuesday in Deep Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 PM Monday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com)
MILLS, LUCY LOMA KYLE - 72, 7874 Stagecoach Road, Whitesburg, Tennessee, entered this world on Friday, November 15, 1935 and entered eternal rest on Friday, December 14, 2007 from East Tennessee Baptist Hospital, Knoxville, Tennessee. Lucy joined Tabernacle at an early age and was a faithful member who continually prayed for her church and co-laborers. Lucy was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Roger Millis, Sr.; grandparents, Tom and Lucy (Hale) Kyle; parents, Robert and Edith (Armstrong) Kyle; brothers, Robert (Bobby), Gene (Columbus) and Gregory (Manual) Kyle; father-in-law, Daniel (DK) Mills, mother and step-father-in-law, Josie Hodge and Roland Spivy; three brothers-in-law, Louis (Pappa), Walter (Fat), and Daniel (Grits) Mills; and one sister-in-law, Alfreda (Freda) Southall. Lucy leaves to cherish fond memories: three sons, Rev. H. Roger Mills, Jr., Minister Robert K. Mills, and Elder Roderick (Yvonne, devoted daughter-in-law) all of Whitesburg, Tennessee; one d!
aughter, Minister Robin (Jerome) Arnett of Greenville, Tennessee; adopted daughters, Cheryl (Ronnie) Ryans of Johnson City, Tennessee, Virginia Roberson of Greenville, Tennessee and Cindy Ward of Mosheim, Tennessee; six grandchildren, Rachael Arnett of Elizabethton, Tennessee, Ashile Hampton of Talbott, Tennessee, Rocky Goodson of Iowa, Tyra Owens of Churchill, Tennessee, Marie Mills of Cleveland, Tennessee, Carlos Arnett of Greenville, Tennessee; adopted granddaughters, Yvonne Hampton of Greenville, TN; 11 great-grandchildren, Makayla, Devon Barner, Ava Arnett, Chantel and Terrell Owens of Churchill, Tennessee, Ebony Blevins of Morristown, TN, Isaiah, Jadya, Genesis, Nehemiah, Karma Goodson; adopted great-grandson, Donavon Barner; three sisters-in-law, Georgia Kyle of Whitesburg, Allyne Kyle of Morristown, and Mollie Walls of Chicago, Illinois; special sisters, Louis Rhea of Mosheim, TN and Iva Jean Tucker of Whitesburg, TN; several nieces and great-nieces, nephews and gre!
at-nephews, cousins and her church family, Tabernacle Baptist !
Funeral service Tuesday at 2 PM at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Morristown. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2 PM at the church. Burial immediately following in Bent Creek Cemetery, Whitesburg, TN.
MIZELL, MRS. MABLE KAGLEY - age 86, of Smyrna, Ga., died Saturday December 15, 2007 from complication of Diabetes. Funeral services will be held Wednesday December 19, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Berry Funeral Home on Chapman Hwy. Knoxville, TN. Burial will follow in the Centenary Baptist Church Cemetery in Maryville, TN. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday December 18, 2007 at Berry Funeral Home and visitation at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home Kennesaw, GA, December 16, 2007 from 5-7 p.m. at Winkenhofer F.H. Kennesaw, GA. Preceded in death by her parents, John Wesley and Lillie Wilson Kagley, of Knoxville, TN; her husband of 52 years, Maxwell Lee Mizell; and sister, Ruth Kagley Norwood. Born and reared in Knoxville area, she graduated from Young High School in 1937 at age 15 and attended their 70th class reunion this past June. After moving to Cobb County with her husband and daughters in 1952, she was employed by Mr. Robert L. Osborne as a !
lunchroom worker at Osbrone School. She retired as Cafeteria Manager from Osbrone High School in 1983 after 30 years of devoted service of feeding thousands of Cobb County children. She loved to meet with her Cobb Food Service friends each Christmas to reminisce the fun times and challenges of the early lunchroom programs and countless County banquets held. Survivors include her beloved daughters, Ruth Lee and Wanda Gay Mizell of Smyrna, GA; sisters, Pearl Kagley Rudderof Louisville, KY, Jonnie Grace Kagley Lewis of Knoxville, TN; brother, Lloyd Wilson Kagley of Seymour; several sister-in-laws nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. Mable was a Baptist and became a memberof Roswell Street Baptist Church in 1963. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the RSBC Building Fund or your favorite charitable organization. (770) 422-7299.
MURPHY, KENNETH E. - age 71, of Knoxville, died Sunday, December 9, 2007 at the University of TN Medical Center. Survivors include his sons, Darrell Murphy of Fountain Inn, SC; Terry Murphy of Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and David Rich of Maryville; grandchildren, Kelly Marie Headrick, Bobby and Brian Norton; great grandchildren, Keira Marie Norton and William Headrick. Mr. Murphy was cremated and no services are planned at this time. Arrangements by Dotson Funeral Home, Maryville/Seymour. (865-984-5959)
PICKERING, WILLIAM C., JR. "DOUG" - age 83, of Chillicothe, Illinois died Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. Preceded in death by parents; and sister, Carolyn. Survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Helen; sisters, Patricia (Dave), Janice (Richard); brothers, Stan (Ellen), Joe (Joyce), Tom (Kathy); sons, Stan (Carol), and Terry (Cheryl), and several nieces and nephews. Doug and Helen were proud members of the Knoxville Quarterback Club and were very enthusiastic supporters of the Lady Vols Basketball Team and the Vols Football Team. They were members of a group of motor home owners who attended out-of-town games and were known as the "Rocky Top Ramblers." Doug was a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Caterpillar Retirees Club. He worked for Caterpillar for 33 years as a Design Engineer. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 8, 2007, in Chillicothe. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph School, 1810 Howard R!
d., Knoxville, Tennessee 37918.
PURDY, LANDON CURTIS - age 71, of Sweetwater, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2007, at 3:55 P.M. at the family home. Attended Gregory's Chapel Baptist Church. Retired from Viskase of Loudon after 361/2 years of service, also he worked 10 years Purdy's Used Cars in Sweetwater. Preceeded in death by his parents, Claude and Gertie Purdy; sisters, Kathleen Clevenger, Shirley Purdy. Survivors include: wife, Patsy Purdy; sons and daughters-in-law, Alan and Angela Purdy, Mark and Melissa Purdy, Brian Purdy all of Sweetwater; daughter-in-law, Margie Purdy of Sweetwater; grandchildren, Alan Purdy II, Angel Purdy, Andy Purdy, Savannah Purdy, Landon and Darrah Purdy; brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Carolyn Purdy Dalton, GA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Anna Belle and Kenneth Thomas Loudon, Jackie and Herman Barnette Athens; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends on Monday December 17, 2007 from 6:00 P.M.!
until 8:00 P.M. with the funeral service to follow at 8:00 P.M. in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Caloway Nichols officiating. Interment 1:00 P.M. Tuesday in the West View Cemetery.
RYDEN, SARA JACKSON WILLIS - 86, 1013 Oracle Ct. Johnson City, TN died Sunday Dec. 16, 2007 at Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born in her family's home at Embreeville, Tennessee, a small village of homes of the executives of the Embree Iron Co. Dr. A.J. Willis, Sara's Dad, was physician to employees and families of the Embreeville Iron Co. Sara's mother, Belle Tyler Cloyd Willis was an accomplished pianist, teacher and homemaker. Sara attended Lamar High School from primary grade to graduation in 1939. Went on to Maryville College for two years and then to the University of Tennessee where she graduated in 1943. She was a Member of the Alpha Epsilon chapter of Kappa Delta national sorority at UT, now known as UTK. She married Gilbert Powell Ryden June 12, 1943, at her home, Slick Rock Farm, on the banks of the Nolichucky River, Washington County, Tennessee. She was Chapter Advisor for Kappa Delta at UTK and also on the Panhellenic Advisory Cou!
ncil. She was a former officer of the Knoxville Symphony Guild. Sara was also a former Trail Chairwomen for the Dogwood Arts Festival, a member of the President King's Daughter and the DAR and a member of Ossoli Circle of Knoxville. She was a long standing member of East Minister Presbyterian Church in Knoxville. She was preceded in death by her husband Gil, and is survived by two daughters; Martha R. Tubb, Cape Coral, FL and Amanda Ryden Smith, Charlottesville, VA, six grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN, 423-753-3821 is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the Ryden family online at: www.dillow-taylor.com
SETTLEMYER, JOHN E. (EDDIE), JR. - age 77 of Alexandria, VA passed away at his home after a long illness on November 25, 2007. He was the son of the late, John E. and Helen Settlemyer. Survived by his wife, Carole; children, John III, Leonard, Cheryl, Beebe, and Gayle Schwartz; step-children, Rosemary Schwartz, Patricia Brengle, Penny Ellis, and Paul Dieffenderfer; brother, Richard of Washburn; sister, Jane Vogt of Knoxville. There are 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. John was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner, a 1949 graduate of Young High School. Services were on November 28th at Cameron United Methodist Church, Alexandria. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery on December 20, 2007. Old Towne Funeral Choices in charge.
STARKEN, JEROME W. "JOE" - 85, formerly of Oak Ridge, passed away Sunday morning in Madison, Tennessee. He was a member of Robertsville Baptist Church and also had been adopted by City Road United Methodist Chapel while living with daughter in Madison. Mr. Starken was preceded in death by wife, Norma Jean Starken, 7-10-1991. He retired June 30, 1992, after 37 years as an electrical engineer with the Martin Marietta energy department at K-25. Survivers include: daughter, Diane Brannom and husband, Dr. Michael Brannom, Madison; brother, George Starken of Chestertown, MD; sisters, Nancy Sanderson, Sandra Rettmer both of Tracy, Minnesota; granddaughter, Lori Michelle Parris and husband, Stephen, and great-granddaughter, Stephanie Michelle Parris, all of Bristol, VA. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary, Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 8 PM with Dr. Michael Prince officiating. Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, 10 AM at Oak Ridge Memorial!
Park. The family wishes that contributions be made in the form of donations to the youth of Robertsville Baptist Church, 251 Robertsville Rd., Oak Ridge, TN 37830. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, 6 - 8 PM at Weatherford Mortuary. An online guest book may be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com
STYLES, NORMAN (DAVID), SR. - age 65 went home to his Heavenly Father Friday evening December 14th at St. Mary's Residential Hospice Facility. He was a graduate of Holston High School and member of Carpenter's Local 50. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force 1960 - 1965. He was an avid golfer and Nascar fan. Loving father, husband, and grandfather. He fought a long courageous battle with emphysema and spent the last few years of his life encouraging those who smoked to quit. He was a member of Callahan Rd. Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by parents, Mildred and LaRue Styles, brothers, Jack and Rudy. He is survived by wife Nancy of 47 years; daughter, Robin and husband, Tracy Trent; son, David, Jr. and wife Jennifer and son Damon and wife Marketta; grandchildren, Jeremiah and Caci Daniels, Emma Rhea Styles and great grandson, Jayden; sisters, Scarlett and husband Ben Carpenter, Becky and husband Mike Moore; brothers, Albert Styles and wife Becky and Kenneth Styles. S!
everal nieces and nephews. A special thanks to Dr. John Blake, Jr. and nurse Mary Rhodes and the KMIC Staff - St. Mary's Hospice Staff and dear friends, Ruthie Burner, Laura Miller and Angel Ewing. Memorial service will be Tuesday at 7:00 pm at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel with Rev. Marc Sasser officiating. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Hospice or Callahan Rd. Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Dr. www.lynnhurstchapel.com
SUMMERS, ELIZABETH MAE - of Knoxville, passed away December 15, 2007. Last surviving member of the James and Mattie Phipps union. Preceded in death by brother, Albert Phipps; daughters, Martha Raby and Sharon Mitchell; sons, Darrell and Danny Taylor. Survived by husband, Tandy Summers; son, Jimmy Taylor of Pleasant Lake, Mich., Steve Taylor and wife Joyce of Knoxville; daughters, Carol Lyons and Husband Lowell, Diane Ellis Hardy, Sherry Breeden, Becky Jones and husband, Bob all of Knoxville; 27 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren. Funeral services 8 pm Thursday, Mynatt Funeral Home Ftn. City Chapel, Rev. Jody Darden officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:15 Friday at Mynatt Funeral Home Ftn. City and proceed to Ft. City United Methodist Church Cemetery with Grandsons, Marty and Jamie Lyons, Bobby, Don and Snook Hardy, Stevie Breeden and Vernon Jones serving as pallbearers. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 pm Thursday at Mynatt Funeral Home Ftn. City. www.mynattfh.c!
TORBETT, D. VINCENT, MAJOR, USAF/RET. - age 85, died Saturday December 15, 2007 at Select Specialty Hospital at Fort Sanders. He was an active member of First Presbyterian Church, where he was a past deacon, a member of the James Parks Sunday School Class and attended the Saturday Men's Breakfast. He was born on June 28, 1922, in Knoxville to Horace Alexander and Ora Ellen Hicks Torbett. He was a 1940 graduate of Knoxville High School and later attended the University of Tennessee. He earned his degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha while in the service. During high school, he joined the National Guard and played trumpet in the Guard's 191st Field Artillery Band. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942, and, during World War II, trained fighter pilots in Texas. He became a career officer in the United States Air Force, stationed in Alaska, England, Italy and various other locations. He retired from the Air Force in 1965 and returned to Knoxville, where he worked !
for the UT Architect's Office as a special assistant for six years. He later owned and operated a Beltone Hearing Center dealership in Morristown. Among his family and many friends, Torbett will be remembered and cherished for his lively spirit, his quick and inquisitive mind, and his love of playing games with all ages. He enjoyed working on the family farm near Surgoinsville, where he spent most summers during the last part of his life, restoring the historic home of the Young family. Torbett was also predeceased by; his brother, Horace Vernon Torbett; and his sister, Virginia Ingle. Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Frances Young Torbett; sons, Dr. Michael Torbett and wife Terry of Macon, Georgia, and Vernon Torbett of Elmira, Oregon; daughter, Karen Torbett of Morristown; and sister, Velma Rhea Torbett of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is also survived by a granddaughter, Lauren Torbett of Goshen, Kentucky, a student at the University of Kentucky; and by several ni!
eces and nephews and their families. A funeral service will be!
.M. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. William Pender, Dr. Paul Rader officiating. The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall following the service. The family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 2:00 P.M. interment service with Full Military Honors presented by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to: First Presbyterian Church, 620 State Street, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com
TULLOCK, DEBBIE JONES - age 50 of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2007 at St. Mary's Medical Center. She was a member of First Apostolic Church where she was a retired teacher at the Christian School. She was a devoted and beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Preceded in death by father, Lloyd Jones and brother, Jimmy Jones. Survived by loving husband, Gary Tullock; sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Judy Hancock and Justin and Amy Tullock; grandchildren, Austin and Justin Lawson, Scott Hancock and Delaney Jane Tullock; mother, Willie Jones; brother, L.E. Jones; sisters, Linda Kennedy, Betty Farley, Barbara Clabo and Jan Blankenship; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 6:00 - 7:30 pm Monday at First Apostolic Church, 5020 Pleasant Ridge Rd., Knoxville, with the service to follow at 7:30 pm. Bishop Billy McCool and Pastor Mark McCool officiating. As per Debbie's wishes, she was cremated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fir!
st Apostolic Christian School, which she dearly loved. Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home. www.mem.com
WATSON, HERBERT H. "HUB" - age 79 passed away Saturday, December 15, 2007. Retired owner of Watson Erection Company, member of Clear Springs Baptist Church, 51 year member of Bright Hope Lodge #557 and a member of York Rite and Shriners. Preceded in death by: parents, O.J. and Flora Lampkin Watson; brothers, James, Robert and John Watson; sisters, Willia Mae West, Pauline Goreeki and Frances Wads. Survivors: wife of 61 years, Barbara Garrett Watson; son, Dennis and wife Margaret; granddaughter, Kelly Horner; sister, Marie Morgan; and brother, Howard Watson; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 pm Wednesday Mynatt Funeral Home Ftn. City Chapel, Rev. Jerry Vittatoe and Dr. Damon Patterson officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:30 am Thursday at Mynatt Funeral Home Ftn. City and proceed to Lynnhurst Cemetery for interment service at 11 am. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 pm Wednesday at Mynatt Funeral Home Ftn. City. www.mynattfh.com
WHITE, JULIA TAYLOR - of Knoxville, died on Friday, December 14, 2007 from complications following hip surgery. A member of First Presbyterian Church for 65 years, she taught the Rosa Scott Sunday School Class for 53 years and served as a Ruling Elder on the Session. She was born on November 14, 1914, in Winnabow, North Carolina, the daughter of Alice Johnson Taylor and Edwin Wellington Taylor. A graduate of Flora MacDonald College, she taught in North Carolina public schools for seven years before marrying James Wilson White in 1942. Following their wedding, they moved to Knoxville for him to begin his 42-year career teaching physics at the University of Tennessee. Her priorities were family, church, and civic involvement, particularly those causes dealing with history or education. Her relationships with her family were sources of great pride and enjoyment. She served on the Board of Trustees of King College for nine years. A history major in college, she was a board membe!
r of The Blount Mansion Association for 25 years, including several years as president. She was a member of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, serving as area president and on the state board. She was a board member and historian of the UT Faculty Woman's Club. She loved her home overlooking Ft. Loudoun Lake and the mountains, and enjoyed sharing her home with guests. She loved to travel, read, and feed the songbirds in her backyard. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two brothers, Edwin Wellington Taylor, Jr., and Charles Mercer Taylor. She is survived by a sister, Helen Frances Taylor of Winnabow, and brother, Jackson Johnson Taylor (Libby) of Richmond, VA.; three sons and their families: the Rev. James W. White, Jr. (Ann) of Oak Island, NC, and sons Dr. J.W. "Will" White, III (Susanne Brander) of Davis, CA, and Russell P. White of Chicago, IL; J. Harvey White (Karen) and their son Joseph H. White, Jr. of Knoxville; Dr. Charles P. W!
hite (Janie) of Greenville, NC and nieces: Ellen Sisson (Frank!
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eir children: Jack, Mary, and Frances Sisson of New Canaan, CT; Frances Anton (Jim) and their sons: John and Peter Anton of Durham, NC; Nancy Bodge (Kevin) and their children: Charles, Edwin, and Alice Bodge of Atlantic Beach, FL; and numerous cousins. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, December 19, at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow at the church. Drs. William Pender and Paul Rader will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in a family cemetery in Winnabow, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church , 620 State Street, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902 or to King College, 1350 King College Road, Bristol, Tennessee 37620. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com
YOUNG, MAMIE LUCILLE - age 80, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord Sunday, December 16, 2007. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by husband, John Young; son, Ronnie; brother, Ed Sing. Survived by brothers, Kenneth Floyd of Lewiston, MI; and Fred Sing of Mt. Clemons, MI; sisters, Pauline Martin, Sylvia Crawley, Shirley Cooper, Carolyn Barber, and Sue Turner, and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be at 8:00 PM Monday, at Berry Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Tim Harvey officiating. Family and friends will meet at Stock Creek Cemetery at 2:00PM Tuesday for interment services. Family will receive friends from 6:00PM until 8:00PM Monday at Berry Funeral Home Chapel.
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