MORRISON, JAMES C. “DICK”, age 78, of 1735 Russell Street, Morristown, passed away March 15, 1999 at his home. He was a member of Economy Methodist Church. Preceded in death by his parents, Gib and Maude Morrison and siblings, Daisy Morrison Gray, Dorothy Morrison Bates, Fred Morrison and Roy C. Morrison. Survivors: wife, Mary Hayes Morrison; daughter, Maudie and husband, David Briggs; son, Richard T, Morrison; son, J.C. Morrison Jr., and wife Sandy Morrison; grandchildren, Chris Morrison of Warren Robins, Ga., Lisa Meacham of Houston, Texas, Keith Morrison of Jefferson City, TN., Candy Trent of Jefferson City, TN., Richie Morrison of Morristown, TN., great-grandson, Charles E. Meacham, III of Houston, TX. Mr. Morrison founded Morrison Printing Company in 1944, while still in the Navy and founded School Calendar Company in 1963. He was in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1944, Aviation Machinist Mate, Second Class. Attended Morristown High School and worked for his father at Morrison Turning Company. During his teens, worked at Beech Air Craft and at 19 years of age, was the youngest supervisor, ever. He served Morristown in the following capacities, Sheriff three terms, 1954 to 1960, City Council two terms, 1985 to 1993 and served on the Solid Waste Board and Civil Service Board. He was President of Amatuer Trapshooting Association 1970 and 1971. Morrison was Multi Engine/Instrument Rated Pilot, Master Woodworker and 4th Degree Mason and Shriner. He was a loyal member of the BPOE of Morristown. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at All Saints’ Episcopal Church with Rev. Smokey Oats officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the services. Military graveside services will follow in Jarnagin Cemetery with V.F.W. Post No. 5266. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Mayes Mortuary. Memorial donations may be made to ones favorite charity. Mayes Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
BLAIR, MR. JAMES BURELL, age 84, of Tazewell, TN., passed away March 13, 1999 at Claiborne County Hospital. The family will receive friends 6-7 Wednesday at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell, TN. Funeral service 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Irish Memorial Gardens. Coffey Funeral Home in charge.
BUSH, IRENE, passed away Friday at Lakeway Regional Hospital. Arrangements to be announced later by Westside Chapel.
BERRY, CLYDE, age 79, of New Market, passed away 5:30 a.m. Saturday, March 13, 1999 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. A member of Blue Springs Baptist Church, Union County. A veteran of the United States Air Force having served six years active duty during World War II and remained in the reserves for four years following. He was an active business man in trucking 53 years. Preceded in death by parents, Dora and Frank Berry; sister, Ozettia; brothers, Avia and Willard Berry and grandson, Jason Berry. Clyde will be greatly missed by his wife of 52 years. Survivors, wife, Billie Romines Berry, New Market; sons, Johnnie and Ernest; daughter, Becky; grandsons, John, Jim, Joe, Jon, Jake, Frank and Josh; great-grandchildren, Andy and Hannah; and a special buddy, Luci, all of New Market; sister, Dorothy Wright and several nieces and nephews: Funeral services 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at Farrar Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Millard Johnson and Reverend Henry Harlow officiating. Family will meet 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home to proceed to Jefferson Memorial Gardens for 11:00 a.m. interment service. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral service. Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway, Jefferson City, TN. 423-475-3892.
GARRETT, BENSON WOODROW, 86, of Oak Ridge, died Saturday, March 13, 1999. During the World War II he served in the U.S. Navy Seabees in the South Pacific. After discharge, he was employed by Union Carbide, Nuclear Division at the Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge, TN., where he worked as a supervisor in the weapons program. He retired in 1978. During his retirement he researched, wrote and published two family histories, ‘Garrett, Southern Pioneer Families,” and “Kimberly Family-1550-1982.” He was born March 3, 1913 in Dubois, Ga., the son of Annie Bell Kimberly Garrett and George Benajer Garrett. Mr. Garrett was a member of First United Methodist Church in Jefferson City, but attended the First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge. Before serving in the War, he worked with the Civilian Conservation Corporation in Jefferson City and the Tennessee Valley Authority. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Boodie Love Garrett; son, Dr. Mark Garrett and wife Cindy Garrett of Clinton. Preceded in death by brother, James Roy Garrett and a son, Dale Love Garrett. Funeral services are Monday, March 15, 1999 at 8:00 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary with Rev. Larry Dipboye officiating. Graveside services are Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial Gardens with Rev. Derik Hamby officiating. The family requests any memorials be in the form of donations to the First Baptist Church, 1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN., 37830.. The family will receive friends on Monday, March 15, 1999 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge. Weatherford Mortuary in charge.
HARPER, GEORGE A., 68, of West Trenton, N.J., died Friday, March 12, 1999 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Langhorne, PA. Born in Zebulon, N.C., he was raised in Avon Park, FL. and Morristown, TN., formerly he was a Yardley, PA., resident for 25 years moving to West Trenton three years ago and a winter resident of Fort Lauderdale, FL. Mr. Harper was a retired florist and owner of Eppolito Florist in Trenton, N.J., for thirty years. His prior employment was as District Manager at Sears in Trenton. A member of FTD he served as Chairman of the New Jersey FTD and a member and former chairman of New Jersey Jaycees. He is survived by a son, Derrick R. Harper of Yardley, PA.; two daughters, and sons-in-law, Stacey Lee Pankotai of Yardley, PA., and Lauren B. and Wesley Lott of Greeneville, TN.; a sister, Margaret Duerr of Louisville, KY.; two grandchildren, Jeffrey Pankotai and Ethan Lott; his former wife, Arlene S. Beckman of Greeneville; and a special friend, Trudy Ringwald of Titusville, N.J. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17, S. Delaware Avenue (River Road), Yardley. the Rev. Jon Swenson, pastor of the Cornwells United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, N.J. Friends may call on Tuesday evening from 7 p.m, to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. FitzGerald Somner Funeral Home in charge.
KIMBROUGH, INA MAE, 58, of West Palm Beach, FL., passed away on Saturday, March 13, 1999. Funeral services are at the funeral home in the chapel on Thursday, March 18, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in West Palm Beach, FL. E. Earl Smith and Son Funeral Home in charge.
KING, JOANN BULL ACUFF, passed away 10:25 a.m. Friday, March 12, 1999 at her home in Atlanta, GA., after an eight month battle with lung cancer. Preceded in death by her husband, Billy Eugene Acuff; and son, David Lynn Acuff; her parents, Maggie and Reed Bull Sr.,; brothers, Reed Bull Jr., and Marshall Bull. Survived by her loving family, husband, David King; children, Dan Acuff and wife, Amy Gerome-Acuff, Kathye Acuff, Robert Acuff and wife, Lisa Acuff, Rebecca Calbert and husband, Michael Calbert; and eight grandchildren; sisters, Nina Kite, Lillian Hart, Bettye Murphy, Doris Jones and Ella Mae Fox; brother, Billie Bull and their families. Funeral services 8:00 p.m. Monday, March 15, 1999 at the Farrar Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Daris Doyle officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at the main gate of Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, for a 11:00 a.m. interment service. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Monday prior to the funeral service. Farrar Funeral Home, 411 W. Broadway, Jefferson City, Tn. 9423-475-3892.
LINDSEY, JOHNNY, 85, of Jefferson City, passed away Monday, March 15, 1999 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Fielden Funeral Home, New Market.
MCLAIN, MARGARET HOARD, 87, of Life Care Center, Church Hill, TN., died Saturday, March 13, 1999 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN., following an extended illness. She was a member of Persia United Methodist Church. She was the wife of the late Fred McClain and preceded in death by her first husband, John W. Hoard; sons, Curtis Hoard and Jerry Hoard. Survivors include four daughters, Bobbie Sjoberg, Shirley Boyd and Bonnie Davis, all of Rogersville and Stella Conant of Church Hill; five sons, Paul Hoard of Middletown, MI., Joe Hoard and Billy Lynn Hoard, both of Morristown, Douglas Hoard of San Diego, CA. and Richard Hoard of Rogersville; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, March 15, 1999 at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Monday March 15, 1999 at the funeral home chapel with Rev. Carl Jones and Rev. Bob Boragine officiating. Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. March 16, 1999 at Persia Cemetery. Broome Funeral Home in charge.
MORRISON, JAMES C. “DICK”, age 81, passed away at his home, Monday, March 15, 1999. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Mayes Mortuary.
BRYANT, CHARLES HOLLAND, 88, passed away Sunday morning April 4, 1999 at his residence in Newport, TN. He was a member of Big Pigeon Primitive Baptist Church. Charles had worked at the A.C. Lawrence Leather Company for 32 years before his retirement in 1973. Charles is survived by his wife of 68 years, Clora (Allen) Bryant of Newport; one daughter, Letha Bryant of Newport; two sons and daughters-in-law, Leon and Nancy Bryant, Newport, Eldridge and Ellie Bryant of Morristown; one sister, Addie Champion, Somerville, AL.; grandchildren, Amy Moore, Dandridge, Susan Bryant, Newport, Jenny Lynn Bryant, Mosheim, Kendall, Kerri and Bryan Bryant, all Morristown; 5 great-grandchildren. Charles was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Bryant; and 2 grandsons, Eric Bryant and Ben James. The funeral service will be 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Brown Funeral Home Chapel with the family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. prior to the service with Dr. Charles Boggan, Elder Zenith Whaley and Truman Carey officiating. The graveside service will be held Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. at Union Cemetery. Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.