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Subject: [TNMORGAN] Knoxville News-Sentinel Obituaries April 11, 2008
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 07:19:34 GMT

ANDERSON, LORENE (MINTON) - age 91 of Luttrell went to be with her Lord on Thursday, April 10, 2008, at Life Care Center of Jefferson City. She was a member of Rutherford Memorial United Methodist Church, Corryton. Preceded in death by parents, Ned and Vera Minton; husband, Buck Anderson; daughter, Sarah Walker; and great-great grandson, Tanner Keith Walker. Survived by daughter, Margaret (Rodney) Keith of Blaine; son, Bill (Effie) Anderson of Luttrell; grandchildren, Ken Walker, Jane Powell, Susie Fancher, Teresa Hunley, Linda Weaver, James Anderson, John Paul Keith, and Jennie Vee Keith; great-grandchildren, Keith Walker, Julie Belew, Amy Collier, Rachel Longmire, Kirk Black, Emily Slagle, Andy Fancher, Ty Hunley, Nic Weaver, Alex Weaver, Aaron Anderson, and Colton Anderson; great-great grandchildren, Kelsey Belew, Logan Belew, Madison Collier, Lane Collier, and Karsyn Slagle; and special friend and roommate, Lois Ann Manis. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 PM Sunday, !
April 13, 2008, at Little Flat Creek Cemetery for a 2:00 PM graveside service with Rev. Steven Doyle and Dr. Rocky Ramsey officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rutherford Memorial United Methodist Church, 7815 Corryton Road, Corryton, TN 37721. The family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 PM Saturday at Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, 523-4999.

BENSON, CARRIE LEA - age 85 of Sevierville, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2008, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was preceded in death by her husband Clyde R. Benson. Survivors: son: Bob Benson; sisters: Willie Cobb and husband Charlie, Joyce Norton, Georgia Mason; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law: Jessica and Ray Benson, Lois Garrett. The family would like to thank, and is very grateful to, caregivers Janet Johnson, JoAnn McCarter and LaTonya Williamson as well as the Home Instead Agency for their commitment to Carrie's well being and enhancing the quality of her life to the fullest extent possible during the progression of her disease. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the East Tennessee Alzheimer's Association, 2200 Sutherland Ave. Suite H102, Knoxville, TN 37919. Funeral service 7 PM Monday in Atchley's Smoky Mountain Chapel. Interment 11 AM Tuesday in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 5-7 PM Monday at Atchley's!
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BLACK, DEWEY K. - age 74 of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville. Mr. Black was a member of the Woodward Lodge #737 F&AM, the Boots of Fort Rucker, and was a Shriner. A husband, father, and grandfather, he was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary Black. He leaves in his passing, his loving wife, Marilyn Black of Knoxville; daughter and son in law, Debbie and Mike Martin; son, Flash Black; and a beloved grandson, Rock Black. Masonic Funeral rites will be conducted by the Woodward Lodge #737 F&AM at 7 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel followed by a funeral service with Reverend Toby Everett officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 a.m. Friday at Lynnhurst Cemetery for a 10:30 a.m. interment service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Knoxville Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. www.rosemortu!

BOBBETT, GORDON CAMERON - age 65, went home to be with the Lord on April 7, 2008 after a long, courageous battle with kidney cancer. He was born in Richmond, Virginia, the first born of Dr. Gordon Howard and Oreon Cameron Bobbett. Gordon was raised in Florence, South Carolina into a family where music thrived in the home. At age 15, his father taught him to play the clarinet, and shortly thereafter Gordon became the solo all-state clarinetist for South Carolina. Upon graduation from McClenaghan High School in Florence, he was one of only two students accepted into the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music/Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio under the famed clarinetist, Robert Marcellus. After receiving his bachelors and masters degrees in clarinet performance, he chose to pursue his love of teaching music to others, both as an individual instructor and as a band director. He was a band director for many years at Fort Johnson High School in Charleston, South Carolina, !
where he had 25 all-state band members in one year. He was also the band director for many years at Andrew Jackson High School in Kershaw, SC and grew the band from 7 members to a highly competitive 130-piece ensemble. He had numerous private clarinet students, all of whom reached high levels of achievement. Many of his band students and private students went on to have careers in music education and music performance. While teaching in South Carolina, he obtained advanced degrees in education from the Citidel and Winthrop College, and later moved to Knoxville to obtain his doctorate in educational administration from the University of Tennessee. As a doctoral student, he played clarinet in the University of Tennessee concert band, where he met his wife and fellow clarinetist, Nanette Crawford. After a short time as professor at Union College, he became an avid researcher in music education and state report cards, publishing over 50 papers and speaking at educational confer!
ences throughout the country. He was also involved in church m!
usic, se
rving as choir director for several churches. During this time he was also a committed parent and teacher, teaching and practicing the piano every day with children Lindsay, Andrew, and Ian. Gordon was a renaissance man in every sense of the word. Whether it was chess, bridge, stamp collecting, sailing, music, art, sports, politics, bible study, cellos...he was never satisfied with surface knowledge, but learned the subject completely. He was a life-long learner. Gordon also was not afraid to speak what he believed was the truth. He loved the Lord, his family and his students deeply. He was a true visionary and educator, making an impact on everyone he met. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. The family would like to say a special thank you to the many skilled physicians and caregivers who helped him survive for many more years than expected: Drs. Russell Devore and Richard Brig, Home Instead caregivers, especially Tonya Farris, Drs. Schwartz, Chang, and Niem!
ot at Vanderbilt Medical Center, and the wonderful people at Baptist Hospice. We also want to thank the numerous people who have lifted Gordon and our family up in prayer. Gordon was preceded by death his mother and father, Dr. Gordon Howard Bobbett and Oreon Cameron Bobbett. He is survived by his wife, Nanette "Nan" Crawford Bobbett; son, Dr. Gordon H. Bobbett, II and wife Marie; son, Dr. Cameron Mitchell Bobbett; daughter, Heather Bobbett Drennan and husband, Judson; son, Stewart Lesesne Bobbett; daughter, Lindsay Oreon Bobbett; son, Andrew Crawford Bobbett; son, Ian MacKenzie Bobbett; sister, Valerie Bobbett Gardner and husband, Warren; grandchildren, Leah Cameron Bobbett, Anna Katherine Bobbett, Mary Kenzie Bobbett, Addy Caroline Bobbett, Lucas Drennan, and Eveyln Drennan; father-in-law, Robert L. Crawford, sisters-in-law, Karen Crawford Robnett and Teresa Crawford Wheeler; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. The family will be receiving friends from 11:30 a.!
m. - 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church, followed by!
a memor
ial service at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Richard Elseroad officiating. There will be a graveside service at Mount Hope Cemetery in Florence, South Carolina on Friday April 11, 2008 at 1 p.m. Memorials may be made to your favorite charity. Gentry-Griffey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BOHANAN, BETTY JO - age 74, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at St. Mary's Residential Hospice. Betty was retired from St. Mary's as a Registered Nurse, with 35 years of service. Preceded in death by: son, Joseph Vinnedge Poling. Survivors include: daughter, Sandra Poling Biggs; granddaughter, Anna Katherine McGill. The family will receive friends Friday, April 11, 2008 between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. in the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel. Interment services will be held Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lynnhurst Cemetery; family and friends will meet in the cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Dr. 865-689-8888. A guestbook and additional information are available at

CAVINESS, MARVIN LEE - born March 3, 1947 in Pinehurst, NC, passed away April 8, 2008 at UT Medical Center. Lee was a faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church. He was predeceased by his parents, R. Wesley and M. Jane Caviness, and sister, Jane Alderson. He is survived by wife Melanie E. Caviness; son Bryan T. Caviness of Knoxville, and daughter and son-in-law Lisa and Tim Fitzgerald of Morrow, Ohio; nieces, nephews, in-laws, and cousins. Lee enjoyed church, family, photography, cooking, traveling, nature, crosswords, and humor. He graduated from East Carolina University and previously worked as a biology teacher, respiratory therapist, clinical perfusionist, and in food service. The family wishes to thank Pastor Rich Elseroad for his ministry, and for the many people praying on Lee's behalf - he truly went to heaven on the wings of prayer. A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 21 at Grace Lutheran Church, Pastor Rich Elseroad officiating. Memorials ma!
y be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 9076 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923, or UTMC Chaplain's Fund, 1924 Alcoa Highway, Box 21, Knoxville, TN 37920, attn: Pastoral Care. "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me." Psalm 23.

CORE, JOYCE ELAINE - born April 25, 1943 in Morgantown, West Virginia, died at home after a short illness Thursday, April 10, 2008. She is survived by her brother, Robert Core and wife, Sylvia; niece, Jennifer; nephews, Andrew Core and wife, Shannon, Patrick Core and wife, Ivy; grand nephews, Elliott and Wyatt. Joyce graduated from Syracuse University and Subsequently received her Master of Education from the University of Tennessee. She began her teaching career as an Elementary Teacher in Liverpool, New York. She was then employed by Knox County as a Reading teacher at Vestal Elementary. Joyce became principal of Cedar Buff Primary and served there for 16 years. The last 6 years, she has been principal of Gap Creek Elementary. She dedicated her life to the children of Knox County and took great delight in watching them succeed. Joyce made many friends and will be greatly missed by all. Funeral service will be 7:00 P.M. Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Past!
or John Stone officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gap Creek Elementary School, 1920 Kimberlin Heights Road, Knoxville, TN 37920. The family will receive friends 6-7:00 P.M. Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

DAYTON, SARAH NANNETTE HALE - a long time resident of Middleburg, Virginia, died in Washington, DC Friday, April 4th, 2008 following a brief illness. Born February 2nd, 1918 in Rogersville, Tennessee, Mrs. Dayton was educated at the Montreat School for Girls in Montreat, NC, Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va. and The Katherine Gibbs School in NYC. She was the long-time personal assistant to US Sen. Kenneth McKellar (D-Tn) and was married July 24, 1948 to Herman Albert "Lee" Dayton, of Connecticut, who preceded her in death in 1979. The daughter of Judge Winfield Berry Hale, Jr. and Alma Brooks Phillips Hale of Tennessee, Mrs. Dayton was also predeceased by her beloved brother, Winfield Berry "Hap" Hale, III; and her nephew, Winfield Berry "Chip" Hale, IV. She is survived by her nieces, Ann Bachman Hale-Smith (Frank) of Atlanta, Ga., Alma Philllips Hale Paty (John) of Washington, DC, Cornelia Hughes Dayton (Jim Boster) of Ashford, Ct., a nephew, Thomas Summers Hale (Jennie!
) of Birmingham, Al., brother-in-law, William Berrian Dayton (Ruth) of Stonington, Me.; and 6 great-nieces and nephews. Services and Interment will be held at Christ Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Middleburg, Va. at 4 pm April 12th, Royston Funeral Home directing. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be directed to either The Chip Hale Center, Hasson Street, Rogersville, Tn 37857 or The Humane Society of Loudoun County, PO Box 601, Leesburg, Va 20178

FORD, MALCOLM HARRISON "BUDDY" - age 65, of Heiskell, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2008. He attended Fairview Freewill Baptist Church and retired from KUB after 38 years of service. We were truly blessed to have such a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved him, because he loved everyone. Preceded in death by parents, George and Jessie Ford; brother, George Ford, Jr.; sisters, Katie Ford, Lucille Pulliam, Juanita Legan; and mother in law, Nola Cox. Survivors: wife, Shirley Ford; daughter and son in law, Connie and Danny Penland; grandson, Joshua Penland; granddaughter, Amber Plont and husband Sammy; great grandchildren, Noah and Chris; stepmother, Anna Ruth Major; brothers, Oakley, Tim and Michael Ford; sisters, Doris Lundy, Ruth Toole, Claudia Huskey, Edith Ford, Sheila Humphrey and Geneva Sawyer; sister in law and brother in law, Carol and Melvin Elkins; special nieces, Lisa, Tammy and Sherri; num!
erous other nieces and nephews, and a host of other family and friends. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Dr. James B. Rivers, Jr. and nurse Debbie, Dr. Victor Salter, Dr. Stephen Kiss, Dr. Scott Borelli, Dr. David Wood, Sandy Ferguson and staff of FMC Dialysis on Western Ave. Service, 8:00 p.m., Friday, Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel, Rev. Robert Hobbs and Rev. Bryan Wright officiating. Family and friends will meet, 10:45 a.m., Saturday, Fairview Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery for interment at 11:00 a.m. Pallbearers: Gene Hunley, Danny Stooksbury, David Parolari, Jennings Foster, Jerry Kerr, Jim Bacon and Elmer Clark. Honorary pallbearers will be KUB employees. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday, Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel.

GARDNER, ADA LOUISE - 93, of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, April 10, 2008 at the Methodist Medical Center. She was born April 22, 1914 in Stainsville, TN, the daughter of Luther and Martha Phillips Jones. She was a long-time member of Central Baptist Church and enjoyed flower gardening, word-find puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Thomas Alexander Gardner, Sr., March 17, 1993. She is survived by: sons, Tom Gardner, Jr., and wife Phyllis and Joe Gardner, Sr. and wife Jamia, all of Clinton and Ray Gardner, Sr., and wife Annie of Oak Ridge; daughter, Sally Gardner of Oak Ridge; sister, Dinah Cook of Clinton; grandchildren, Jim Gardner and wife Michelle of Lenoir City, Scott Gardner and wife Sherri of Corbin, KY, Joe Gardner, Jr. of Powell Terry Gardner and wife Angel and Ray Gardner, Jr., and wife Roseanne, all of Oak Ridge, Lori Butler and husband Greg of Knoxville; step-grandchildren, Dustin LaRue an!
d wife Tonya of Clinton, Kayla Rodgers and husband Matt, Chelsea Potter and Katherine Potter, all of Oak Ridge; great grandchildren, Chris Gardner, Shyla Gardner, Jordan Gardner, Jacob Gardner, Sheena Price and husband Jack, Eli Gardner, Ezra Gardner, Alex Butler and Seth Butler; and step-great grandchildren, Cory LaRue, Connor LaRue, Isaac Rodgers. Funeral services are Friday, April 11, 2008 at 8:00pm at Weatherford Mortuary with Rev. Robbie Leach officiating. Graveside services are Saturday, 11am at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The family asks that any memorials be in the form of contributions to the Alzheimer's Association. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 - 8pm at Weatherford Mortuary. An on-line guest book can be signed at

GORMAN, CLYDE KENNETH - went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 9, 2008. Clyde's strength and faith remained steadfast throughout his illness. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Clyde was a long time member and deacon of Meridian Baptist Church and a dedicated member of the "Triumph" Sunday School Class. Clyde was a proud veteran having served in World War II. Survived by loving wife, Velma Gorman; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Kathryn and Bill Irwin; daughter and son-in-law, Frances and George Parrott; son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Shara Gorman; grandchildren, Debbie Humphrey, Carol Stanifer, Donna Bodenheimer, Danny Parrott, Dennis Irwin, Jeff Parrott and Warren Gorman; and thirteen great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Friday, April 11, 2008, in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 8:00 PM, Rev. Dana Fachman officiating. Family and friends will meet at !
Berry Funeral Home at 10:00 AM on Saturday and proceed to Meridian Cemetery for 11:00 AM full military interment service. Pallbearers will be Danny Parrott, Dennis Irwin, Jeff Parrott, Warren Gorman, Mark Humphrey and Steve Bodenheimer. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons and Triumph Sunday School class of Meridian Baptist Church. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman

HILL, LLOYD GORDON - age 67 of Hendersonville, TN, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2008. U.S. Air Force veteran of Vietnam War and retired from Martin-Marietta Corporation in Oak Ridge. Survived by wife, Cathy Hill; mother, Thelma Hardin; son, Spencer Hill (Wendy); daughters, Sloan Bailey (Jim); Susan Page (Kevin); Amy Rose (Randall); Michael Warren; sister, Dorothy Johnson; brothers, David Hill and Robert Hardin; grandchildren, Hunter and Savannah Bailey, Hailey and Spencer Hill, Sydney Page, McKinley Warren; and special cousin, Brenda Neal. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Westwood Chapel of Highland Memorial Funeral Home. Following the visitation, a Celebration of Life Eternal Service will be conducted by Rev. Bob Landham of First Baptist Church Hendersonville. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery with military honors provided by Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Robert Hardin, David Hill, J!
im Bailey, Charlie Johnson, Rob Compton, Bryan Hill, Michael Warren and Kevin Page. Serving as honorary pallbearers: David Bean's Sunday School Class, Larry Bohanan, Bill Stansberry, Don Byrd, Jim Jones, Carl Lord, Connie Stansberry, John Coatney and men of the M.O.E. Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church Hendersonville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Youth Mission Fund at First Baptist Church, 206 Bluegrass Commons, Hendersonville, TN 37075; or the Sumner Hospice, 512 East Main Street, Gallatin, TN 37066. Mr. Hill's guestbook can be signed online at Highland Memorial (Bearden) 588-0567 is honored to serve the Hill family.

HONEYCUTT, GOFFREY - age 85 of Knoxville, passed away Thursday April 10, 2008 at UT Medical Center. Survived by wife of 56 years, Estelee Honeycutt; sons, Donald and Harold Honeycutt of the home and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7:30 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel with Rev. Louis Branch officiating. Family & friends will meet a the main entrance to New Gray Cemetery 10:45 a.m. Saturday for interment at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.

HOPPE, ROBERT GEORGE (BOBBY) died at his residence April 7, 2008. Mr. Hoppe, a native of Chattanooga, had lived for the past seven years in Clarksville and returned recently to Chattanooga with his wife after she retired as President of Austin Peay State University. An outstanding football player, he was Chattanooga's first High School All American. He went on to play at Auburn University, where he was All-Southeastern Conference and played on Auburn's 1957 national championship team. He earned a bachelor's degree from Auburn and a master's degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He was a former teacher and head football coach in Georgia and also coached in Tennessee. In addition, he served as athletic and recreational director at two colleges. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert George Hoppe Sr. and Juanita Phillips Hoppe, and sisters, Doris Watson and Martha McKnight. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Sherry L. Hoppe, Chattanooga; son, Kev!
in Hoppe, daughter-in-law, Michelle and grandson, Ryan, Athens, Tennessee; sister, Joan Voiles, Chattanooga; several nieces & nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2:30 P.M. at Grace Episcopal Church . The family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. until the service in the Barth Room at the church. Condolences may be sent at In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Church, Clarksville, TN; Grace Episcopal Church, Chattanooga; or to the Bob and Sherry Hoppe Endowed Scholarship for Study Abroad at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.

HOWARD, DOUGLAS HALE - 51 of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at UT Medical Center. He was preceded in death by mother, Anna Bernice Ketring. He is survived by wife, Janice Haworth Howard; father, Bob Howard; brother, Dennis; sisters, Denise, Donna and Christy; several nieces and nephews, all of Cincinnati, Ohio. The family will receive friends 12 noon until 1 p.m. Saturday. Graveside service will follow at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove Fielden Cemetery. Arrangements by Fielden Funeral Home in New Market. 865-475-3468

LINDSAY, DR. ROBERT L. - age 56, of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at Parkwest Hospital from complications of a stroke. He was a graduate of Jefferson High School, Carson-Newman College with BA and BS degrees, and the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Memphis with degrees in Dentistry, Oral Surgery, General Medicine, and Radiology. He served as an office in the Navy and retired with 20 years of service. After returning to East Tennessee, he worked with Vista Radiology at Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center, moving on to LeConte Radiology wit Blount Memorial Hospital. He enjoyed wine tours, classical music, hiking in the Smokies, and gourmet cooking. He was preceded in death by his father, William B. Lindsay, Sr.; brother, James Thomas Lindsay. He is survived by his mother, Irene Jones Lindsay of Dandridge; brothers, William B Lindsey, Jr. and Arthur "Buddy" Lindsay and wife, Ada of New Market; sisters, Ann Lindsay, Betty Jo Leonard and husband, Dr. Ch!
arles Leonard of Jefferson City; nieces, BethAnne and Sarah Lindsay; step-niece, Beth Fortner' nephew, Shawn Lindsay; and loving companion, Cindy Spence; several aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and co-workers. A Celebration of Life Service will be 5:00 P.M. Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. David Collins officiating and eulogies by Gary Wade (Friends of the Smokies) and Dr. Dan Cotton (friend and co-worker). Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bob's favorite charity, Friends of the Smokies, Parks as Classrooms Program, P.O. Box 1660, Kodak, TN 37764. The family will receive friends following the service at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

LONG, POLLY W. - age 77 of Knoxville passed away Wednesday April 9, 2008 at U.T. Hospital. She was an active and lifelong member of Inskip United Methodist Church and was retired Manager of Radio with Mooney Broadcasting. Preceded in death by daughters, Merry Lea Loy and Sherry Trimmer; parents, Clyde and Mildred Webb; brother, David Webb. Survived by husband, Bobby Long; sister, Sandy and husband John Lloyd of PA.; sister-in-law, Jeanne Webb; aunt, Willa Mae Cannon and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Saturday at Inskip United Methodist Church with Memorial Service at 11:00 A.M. with Dr. David Lewis officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial be made to Inskip United Methodist Church Youth Fund 714 Cedar Lane Knoxville, Tn. 37912.

LONG, WILMA JEAN WEBB - age 68 of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2008, at St. Mary's Residential Hospice. A native of Knoxville, Wilma was born October 13, 1939, the oldest of five children born to Eugene and Dorothy Webb. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was known for her energy, creativity, industriousness, and love and compassion for others. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, and visiting and spending time with her family and friends. A talented seamstress, Wilma transformed a sewing hobby into a thriving business, designing and custom-making hundreds of cheerleader uniforms each year. She was active in the Koinonia Sunday School class at Central Baptist Church, Fountain City, where she was a member for over 45 years. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by the love of her life and husband, Tony Long; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Debbie Long of Halls; daughter Kim Stewart and son-in-law Jeff Stewart of Kno!
xville; daughter and son-in-law Beth and Tom Barham of Atlanta, Georgia; five grandchildren, Toni Stewart of Knoxville, Spencer and Ethan Long of Halls, and Colin and George Barham of Atlanta, Georgia; sister and brother-in-law Vickie Webb and David Cook, brother and sister-in-law Gary and Lorie Webb, brothers David and Steve Webb, all of Ohio; brother-in-law Lawrence Long and wife Birdie; brother-in-law Bill Long and wife Sandy, all of Knoxville; life-long friend Sarah Welch and husband Glenn. There will be a celebration of life service at 7:00 p.m. Saturday Dr. Calvin S. Metcalf and Rev. Ronald E. Mouser officiating. Family and friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery on Sunday at 1:45 pm for a 2:00 p.m. graveside service. Memorial gifts may be made to Central Baptist Church Window Fund, 5364 N. Broadway, Knoxville, 37918 or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Saturd!
ay at Central Baptist Church, Fountain City Gentry-Griffey Cha!
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n charge of arrangements.

MALONE, JANIE LORINE (MCCALLISTER) - age 95 of Loudon, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2008 at Baptist Health Care Center. Mrs. Malone was a member of New Providence Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Maggie (Brown) McCallister; husband, Dave Malone; daughter, Margie; brother, Ed; sisters, Bertie Mae, Cleo, Beth and Arlie; and grandchildren, Randy and Dana Malone. Survivors include her daughter, Wanda Varner, Loudon; sons and daughters in-law, Grady and Bonita Malone, Loudon, James "Bud" and Sarah Malone, Louisiana, Bob and Doris Malone, Lenoir City; 10 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2:00 PM Saturday, McGill-Karnes Chapel, Rev. Mark Caldwell officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Malone may be made to New Providence Baptist Church or to the Pine Grove Cemetery Fund. The family will receive frien!
ds 12:00 - 2:00 PM Saturday prior to the service at McGill-Karnes Funeral Home, Loudon.

O'DELL, JAMES M., JR. - went to be with the Lord on April 8, 2008 after a long illness. He was a member of Dante Baptist Church. He retired from K.U.B. Gas Department. Preceded in death by parents James and Flossie O'Dell; brother Charles O'Dell; sisters Irene O'Dell, Juanita Huling, Margie Day. Survived by wife of 50 years, Edith; daughters and son-in-law, Joyce O'Dell, Cindy and George Whetsell; sons and daughters-in-law Jimmy and Pam O'Dell, Richard and Shirley O'Dell; ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren; sister Ruth Kidd. He also leaves many beloved nephews, nieces, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law along with many close friends. Funeral service will be at 7:00 pm Friday at Dante Baptist Church with Brother Phillip Murphy and Brother David Snyder officiating. Pallbearers will be Mark Flatford, Tim Whetsell, Randy Whetsell, Kevin Nicely, Michael Whitsell and Larry Huling. Family and friends will meet at 12:15 pm Saturday at Dante Baptist Church to go in procession for!
a graveside service at Bookwalter Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5-7 pm Friday at the church. Arrangements by Gentry-Griffey Funeral Chapel.

OFFUTT, JOHN DARREK - age 44, passed away at his brother's home in Riceville, TN, Wednesday, April 9, 2008 after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer. Born October 5, 1963 in Columbus, GA, Darrek grew up in Englewood, TN. He went on to graduate summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Engineering with Bachelor and Master degrees in Engineering Science. He worked as an engineering intern each summer of his baccalaureate with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. There he earned a commendation for his design of an electro-mechanical ground support system used during crew training exercises for Spacelab. Throughout his Masters program he focused on research dealing with stress analysis of ceramic materials and designed computer programs to perform evaluations of such structures. For the last eighteen years he was employed by The Boeing Company as a stress analyst, worki!
ng on projects for Spacelab and Space Station, both Titan IV and Delta IV booster rocket programs, and Boeing's latest passenger jet the 787. Darrek was of the Christian faith and was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He spent a great deal of his vacation time entertaining and spoiling his nieces and nephews. He will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered by his parents, Dr. John E. and Judy K. Offutt of Athens, TN; brother, Dr. David Q. (Julie) Offutt of Riceville, TN; sisters, Mrs. Michele (Ken) Trofatter of Simpsonville, SC, and Mrs. Nichole (Joe) McLoughlin of Knoxville, TN; three nephews and eleven nieces; He is also survived by his grandmother, Anna Ruth Offutt; aunt, Sally A. Offutt, both of Clinton, TN, and aunt, Jeri B. Bell of Birmingham, AL. The family cordially invites you to attend a memorial celebration to be held at First Baptist Church, Athens, TN at 2:00pm, Saturday, April 12, w!
ith a receiving of friends to follow. In lieu of flowers, cont!
s may be made to the Tennessee Baptist Foundation, attn: John Darrek Offutt Mission Fund, P.O. Box 728, Brentwood, TN, 37024, or to the University of Tennessee Foundation for the J. Darrek Offutt Engineering Science Scholarship, The University of Tennessee, College of Engineering, Office of Development, 120 Perkins Hall, Knoxville, TN 37996. Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. (865) 6WE-CARE (693-2273)

PORTER, TYRONE DOUGLAS - age 62, of Knoxville, departed this life at home on Saturday, April 5, 2008. Tyrone "Butch", as he was commonly known by his family and Alcoa friends was a highly decorated veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for heroism during the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by: his parents, James (Pete) Porter of Knoxville and Louise Porter Norris of Alcoa; brother, James "Joe" Porter. He is survived by: son, Kevin Porter; two grandchildren, all of Fort Wayne, Indiana; a devoted brother, Gregory Porter of Knoxville; three aunts, one uncle and many cousins. Graveside service will be held on Friday, April 11, 2008 at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, 5901 Lyons View Pike at 1:30 p.m. Reverend Kevin Coakley, officiating. Please assemble at Unity Mortuary at 12:00 p.m. on Friday to proceed to TN Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements by Unity Mortuary. Mr. Porter's guestbook can be signed online at: www.unitymortuar!

RAPER, LOU ELLA - born August 2, 1931 to Jacob and Ella Mae Wolever died April 8, 2008 after a lengthy illness. She was a member of Marble City Baptist Church for over 50 years and had retired from UT Food Services and the Blue Circle. She was preceded in death by husband, William (Bud) Raper; daughter, Janey Fluri; son, John David Raper; and her parents. Her survivors include her sons and their wives, Dan and Martha Raper, Ken and Lee Ann Raper; daughter-in-law, Kristi Raper Anderson; son-in-law, David Fluri; sister, Eliza Allen; grandchildren and spouses, Jennifer R. and Matthew Kiser, Ross and Kristin Raper, Rachael Raper, Zachary and Bailey Raper, Kristhopher and Kristie Raper, William Daniel and Sandy Raper, Kenneth and Tammy Raper, David and Julie Fluri; great grandchildren who brought many smiles through her later years, Grace Ella and Noah Jacob Raper and Charles Daniel Kiser; other great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and a host of other friends and "My adopted chil!
dren." Funeral service 8:00 P.M. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. Ron Bright, Rev. George Williams, and W. C. Thornton officiating. Family and friends will meet at Tennessee Veterans' Cemetery Friday for a 9:30 A.M. interment service. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Marble City Baptist Church Tape and Food Ministry, 2740 Sutherland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37919 (special thanks for this ministry and to Mr. Bob Day and Mr. W.C. Thornton). The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Michael Carlson and staff, and Dr. Francisco Moreno and his staff for the many years of special care giving. "Mom you will be greatly missed"! The family will receive friends 6-8:00 P.M. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

ROGERS, BOBBY LEE - age 74 went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at St. Mary's Hospital. A member at Central Church of God and was the son of the late John and Minny Rogers. Preceded in death by daughter, Lee Ann Tallent and grandson, Christopher Peters. Survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Shirley Rogers of Halls; children, Dawn Renee Hutchens and husband Darrell, Charles Riggs; grandsons, David Keck and Brandon Keck; granddaughter, Tiffany Riggs; 4 great-grandchildren; 1 brother and 1 sister; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. with funeral service at 8 p.m. Friday in the Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel with Rev. Jack Dean officiating. We will meet at 12:45 pm Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery for a 1 p.m. graveside service. Arrangements by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Dr.

RUTENBERG, AARON C. - 84, of Oak Ridge, died at his home on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 as a result of cancer. He was born July 28, 1923 in Chicago, IL to the late Herman and Miriam Rutenberg. He was a veteran of WWII, serving with the US Navy. He received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Chicago and worked as a chemist at X-10 and Y-12 from 1951 until retirement in 1995. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Elizabeth "Libby" Rutenberg; daughter, Amy Rutenberg of Lexington, KY; son and daughter-in-law, Alan Rutenberg and Michelle Kile of Arlington, VA and 5 grandchildren: Ruth, Aaron and David Choate and Claire and Owen Rutenberg. In keeping with his wishes, a memorial service will be held for family at a later date. The family asks that any memorials be in the form of contributions to Covenant Homecare Hospice. Weatherford Mortuary is handling the arrangements. An on-line guest book can be signed at

SCARBROUGH, CHARLES NICHOLAS "NICK" - age 59 of Knoxville passed away April 8, 2008 at his residence. Member of the Baptist faith, and Veteran of the U.S. Army. Preceded in death by father, Ray Scarbrough, and sister Sherry Johnson. Survived by mother, Della Webb; son, Charles Nicholas and wife Lindsye of FL.; and several other children; grandchildren, Mason Nicholas, and Maddox Ray Scarbrough; brother, Earl Scarbrough; and sister, Gail Brewer and husband Dale; several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Saturday, April 12, 2008 from 12-2 pm at Weaver Funeral Home with chapel service to follow. Burial Monday 11:30 a.m. at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. You are invited to sign the register and share your thoughts and memories of Nick at his memorial website.

SCRUGGS, GUY O. JR. - of Knoxville, departed this life, April 7, 2008 at U. T. Memorial Hospital. Son of the late Guy Scruggs, Sr. Survivors, mother, Johnnie Oglesby Ray; devoted companion, Amber Morris; sister, JoBeana (Jason) Treece; brothers, Lamar and Isaac Scruggs; a host of aunts, uncles; nieces, De'Andia Allen, Shante, Samantha Scruggs and Brieanna Gagne and a host of relatives and friends; other relatives to include the Harris, Scruggs, Oglesby and Anderson families. Family will receive friends, 10:30-11:00 a.m., Saturday at Jarnigan's Chapel; funeral service, 11:00 a.m. Interment Highland South Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contribution may e sent to JoBeana Treece, 2601 Parkview Avenue, Knoxville, TN. Arrangements by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.

SIMMONS, MARY ANN - of 31 Howard St. died Tuesday, April 8, 2008. A native of Columbia, SC she was a resident of Asheville for 61 years. She was a daughter of the late Eugene and Ida Foster Harris, and wife of John P. Simmons who died in 1970. Mrs. Simmons retired from Square D Company after 22 years of employment. She was a foster grandmother with Land of the Sky, Hall Fletcher and Calvary Baptist Church for 19 years. Surviving are her daughters, Ida L Harris, Martha Morgan (Daniel) and Susie Pearcy (Bill) of Asheville; sons, John C. Simmons (Sharon) of Greenville, SC and Luther R. Simmons (Estella) of Knoxville, TN; ten grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, friend of the family, Victoria Davis; other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Calvin Harris. Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Nazareth First Baptist Church where she was a member. Dr. C.R. Mosley will officiate, burial will be in Violet Hill Cemetery. The !
family will receive friends Friday from 7 until 8 p.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Service and other times at the residence. An online memorial register is available at HART FUNERAL SERVICE P.O. BOX 787 ASHEVILLE, NC 28801 828-252-2090

SIMPKINS, DAVID JOHN - 59, of Oak Ridge, died April 9, 2008 at St. Mary's Residential Hospice after a long illness. He was born March 1, 1949 in Massena, New York to Thomas E. and Adalene V. Simpkins. He attended Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, lived in numerous locations across the country and settled in East Tennessee in 1987. He was a manufacturing engineer until his retirement in 1992. He enjoyed playing the stock market and participating in church activities. David is survived by his daughters, Rebecca Simpkins of Carlsbad, California and Ashley Simpkins of East Greenbush, New York. The family requests any memorials in the form of donations be sent to the Lupus Foundation of American, 2000 L Street NW, Suite #710, Washington, DC 20036 or to St. Mary's Residential Hospice, 7447 Andersonville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37938. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at Kern Memorial United Methodist Church from 1 - 2 pm. A Memorial Service will!
follow at 2:00 pm with Rev. Jim Bailes officiating. Weatherford Mortuary is handling the arrangements. An on-line guest book can be signed at

SMITH, WANDA KAY MAPLES - passed away April 8, 2008. Preceded in death by parents, Carl and Ruth Maples. Survived by daughters, Rhonda Thornton and Becky Leonard; grandsons, Jeremy and Billy Thornton, Daniel Leonard; sister, Brenda Johnson. No services at this time.

STEVENSON, HAZEL MARIE KIRBY - age 86, of Knoxville, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, April 8, 2008. Hazel touched many people, her family and friends with a gentle and kind spirit. She will be greatly missed. She graduated from Farragut High School and Purdue University with at BA Degree and Master's Degree in Media Science. Hazel was a high school teacher and head librarian. She also served on the Library Board in Georgia. Predeceased by parents, Carrie Ellen Keith Kirby and Enoch McKinley Kirby; husband of 52 years, Dale Stevenson and by granddaughter, Rachel M. Stevenson. She is survived by twin daughters, Sandra Blanche Stevenson of Knoxville, Tennessee and Sharon Ellen Stevenson Switz and husband, Ted of Jordan, Arkansas; son, Larry Dale Stevenson and wife, Diane of Lafayette, Indiana; grandson, Brent A. Stevenson and wife, Lindsey Pillers Stevenson of Indianapolis, Indiana; sisters, Mary Rose Kirby Mueller and husband, Delbert of Cordova, Tennessee; Betty!
e Kirby Powers and husband, Charles of Knoxville, Tennessee; Wanda Kirby Henderson of Big Canoe, Georgia; brothers, William Rufus Kirby and wife, Betty of Pensacola, Florida and Donald Kirby; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Friday, Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Leonard Turner officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the interment at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 5401 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919, in memory of her granddaughter, Rachel M. Stevenson. Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.

STINNETT, GLADYS MCCLURE - age 77 of Sevierville, died Tuesday, April 8, 2008. She was a devoted member of Liberty Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ollie and Caroline McClure and brothers, J.D., Doyle, and Howard McClure. Survivors include her husband, Wayne Stinnett; sons, Eddie Stinnett and wife Mary Lee, Steve Stinnett; grandson, Alex Stinnett; step grandson: Mark Baker and wife Tonya; step great-grandsons: Cole, Aaron, and Ethan Baker; sister, Grace McClure; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Emma McClure, Wade and Josephine McClure, Lucille McClure, Charlotte McClure, Oma McClure; many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Liberty Baptist Church Missionary Fund, 661 Wears Valley Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, or to the Alzheimer's Association, East Tennessee Chapter, 2200 Sutherland Avenue, Suite H102, Knoxville, TN 37919. Funeral service 7 PM Friday in the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Robert E. Settle off!
iciating. Family and friends will meet 11 AM Saturday in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens for interment. The family will receive friends 5:30-7:00 PM Friday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. (

SUFFRIDGE, CORENA COX - age 91 of Knoxville, died Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN. She was a member of Smithwood Baptist Church and a 1938 graduate of St. Mary's School of Nursing. Corena was preceded in death by her beloved husband William H. Suffridge and loving daughter Sandra Gail Suffridge Fullam. She is survived by her loving granddaughters Kim Fullam Leach and Kathy Fullam Cotter, both of Ooltewah, TN; great-grandchildren Kandis, Kayla, Alex, Kassy and Ty. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Greenwood Cemetery by 2:45 p.m. Friday for a 3:00 p.m. graveside service with Rev. Brian Crowe officiating. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

THARPE, EVEART VERLIN - age 91, of Maynardville, passed away April 9, 2008. Eveart was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church, and was retired from C.B Atkins, Company. Preceded in death by: wife, Gladys Braden Tharpe; sons William Jim Tharpe, James (Bear) Tharpe; daughters, Marilyn Bailey, and Bessie Ford. Survivors: wife, Sylvia Tharpe; sons, John David, and Johnny Tharpe of Maynardville; daughters, Sarah Davis, Linda Kitts both of Maynardville, Brenda Kay Savage of Luttrell, Barbara McClain, and Jackie Powell of Knoxville, Ruby Lay of Sharps Chapel; 15 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. Family will receive friends 6 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 11 with funeral service to follow at 8:00 p.m. in the chapel at Cooke Mortuary, Reverend Paris Woods officiating. Interment will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Tharpe Cemetery. Cooke Mortuary, Maynardville, TN.

TURNER, MARY ANN HANKINS - 58 of Sevierville was greeted into Heaven on April 9th 2008 by the two loves of her life, Jesus and her loving husband of 25 years Rev. Donald W. Turner. Preceded also in death by parents, John and Trula (Tuda) Hankins; brothers Bob and Ronnie Hankins; special brothers and law Wayne Neff and Jim Turner. Left behind were her two loving children, Mimi Dawn Turner and Donald W. Turner II; two loving brothers and one special sister-in-law, Jerry Hankins and wife Liz, and Jon Hankins; two loving sisters and one loving brother-in-law, Judy and husband Jerry Rogers, and Janice Williamson Hankins; and a very special niece and nephew April and Tommy Finger, and (her very special Angel) Kensley Mae; other special nieces and nephews Debbie & Tim Via , Lynne & Alan VanWinkle, Pam and Jennifer Rogers, Jon Jr, Jason, and Jamie Hankins; special sister-in-law Linda Neff. She also left behind other special family members and friends. Serving as pallbearers will be !
Scott Jennings, Doug Garrison, Tommy Finger, Wally Brock, Jamie Harris, and Brandon Lewis. Family will be receiving friends Friday April 11 at Weavers Funeral Home, Oak Ridge Hwy from 6-8 pm with funeral services to follow. Rev. Mark Kidd, nephew, will be officiating. Graveside services to be held on Saturday April 12th at 11:00 am at Highland Memorial Cemetery Sutherland Ave at the Garden of Gethsemane where at last Mary Ann and Don will be "Together Again". In lieu of flowers make donations to the care of Mimi Turner. Weaver Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

WANTLAND, HOWELL S. (HAL) - age 63 of Knoxville, passed away at his home following a brief illness. He was of the Baptist faith, the secretary and lifetime member of the University of Tennessee Letterman's Club and the Captain of the 1965 University of Tennessee Football team. Hal was preceded in death by his parents, Howell Z. and Grace Wantland and brother James Edward Wantland. He is survived by his wife, Joan Wantland; and children, Matt, Brad, Madeline and Mandy; granddaughter, Jocelyn; sisters and brothers in law, Donna (Willis) Jones, Betty (John) Dixon and Debra (Steve) Harris; brother and sister in law, Newt (Mary) Wantland. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude for the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. Friday followed by a 2:00 P.M. Funeral service at Central Baptist Church of Bearden with Dr. Larry Fields officiating. Pallbearers: Mike Price, Jerry Holloway, Johnny!
Mills, Ron Jarvis, Dick Williams, Elliott Gammage, Robby Franklin, Bobby Gratz, Art Galiffa, and Jack Patterson. Honorary pallbearers: Judy Constantine and the Lerrerman's Club Board, Coach Charles Coffey, Coach Doug Dickey, and Marvin West. The family request that memorial donations be made to the charity of your choice. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:30 P.M. Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

WEAVER, JULIA WHITEHEAD - age 83 of Halls went home to be with her Lord and husband of 65 years, Martin Weaver, on Wednesday April 8, 2008 at Norris Health and Rehab Center. Member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. Also preceded in death by parents, Ed and Rhoda Whitehead; brothers, John, Charlie and Claude Whitehead; sisters, Bertha Harper, Vernie Cauhorn and Dora Brown. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Marshall and Lena Weaver of Halls, Lawrence and Ethel Weaver of Heiskell; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Gary West of Halls; grandchildren, Rodney Weaver and wife Lisa, Bryan Weaver, Kristin Lighter and Husband Marc; 5 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Family expresses special thanks to Norris Health and Rehab and also Caris Health Care. Funeral service 8:00pm. Thursday Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel with Rev. L. B. Harrell and Rev. Charlie Tindell officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Friday at Cedar Grove Cemetery for interment serv!
ice at 11:00 a.m. Family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel.

WILHITE, CLARENCE "WILLIE" - age 73, of Strawberry Plains, passed away 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a member of Lyons Creek Baptist Church and a lifelong truck driver for several area trucking companies. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Liston and Jennie Wilhite; and father, Ernest Wilhite; and mother, Flora Brewer. Survivors: wife of 43 years, Beulah Stipes Wilhite; special grandson, Joshua Dale Wilhite both of Strawberry Plains; daughters, Beverly Kitts and husband Ronnie of Maynardville, Renee Wilhite of Strawberry Plains, Sherrie Wilhite and Penny Phillips both of Powell; sons, Billy Joe Woods of Mississippi, and Willie Hicks of Strawberry Plains; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Clarence (Pete) Lowary of Knoxville; half brother, Lloyd Earl of Knoxville; half sisters, Pat Hobby of Knoxville, Jeanie, Dotty, Marie, and Mary Ellen all of Massachusetts; several special !
aunts and uncles; nieces and nephews; and close friend, Tim Thomas. A funeral service will be held 8:00 p.m. Friday at Stevens Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Steve Ailor and Rev. Kevin Sexton officiating. The family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Eastview Memorial Gardens for a graveside service and interment at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway. Mr. Wilhite's guest book is available at
Published in the Knoxville News Sentinel on 4/11/2008.

Wilhite, Clarence "Willie" (Memoriam)

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