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Obituaries From The
Knoxville News Sentinel
(Knox Co., TN)


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28 Mar 1999

ESTEP, MR. JAMES DALLARD, SR. "J.D." - age 97, of Cumberland Gap, Tenn., was
born March 4, 1902, and passed away March 26, 1999, at the Claiborne County
Nursing Home. He was a lifelong member and deacon of the First Baptist Church
of Cumberland Gap. He was owner and operator of J.D. Estep Grocery in
Cumberland Gap, for 68 years. Former mayor of Cumberland Gap for 18 years. He
was the son of the late John and Minervia Estep. He was preceded in death by:
his loving wife, Nell Estep; daughter, Dorothy Clawson. He is survived by: son
and daughter-in-law, James Dallard Estep, Jr. and Elizabeth of New Tazewell;
daughter, Miss Ann Estep of Cumberland Gap; sister, Nola Comer of Maryville;
grandchildren, James Dallard Estep III of New Tazewell, Robert Estep of New
Tazewell, Ellen Merritt of Knoxville, Jimmy Clawson of Morristown, Johnny
Clawson of Morristown, Suzanne Poole of Morristown; ten great-grandchildren;
son-in-law, John F. Clawson of Morristown. The family will receive friends
from 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 29, 1999, at the First Baptist Church of
Cumberland Gap, with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m., Rev. Richard Minton
officiating. Music by the Cumberland Gap Church Choir and Mike Rowland.
Pallbearers: Jimmy Clawson, Johnny Clawson, James Dallard Estep III, Robert M.
Estep, Bob Merritt, Barry Poole. Burial in the Harrogate Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the window fund of the First Baptist Church
of Cumberland Gap. Claiborne Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.



20 Mar 1999

IRWIN, MARIE STOOKSBURY - age 96, of Andersonville, Tenn., passed away
Wednesday, March 17, 1999, at Memorial Methodist Church in Oak Ridge. She was
born June 18, 1902, in Loyston, Tenn., the daughter of Nancy and Cas
Stooksbury. She was a member of Andersonville United Methodist Church. She was
preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Roger S. Irwin; daughters-in-law,
Anna L. Irwin and Patricia Irwin; son, Rex Irwin; sisters, Edith Longmire,
Blanche Keller, Dora Huffman; brothers, Porter and Hubert Stooksbury. She is
survived by: sons, Earl Irwin of Andersonville, Jim and wife, Virginia Irwin
of Clinton, Paul Irwin of Clinton; grandchildren, Johnny, Ricky, Danny Irwin
of Clinton, Jennifer Moore of Knoxville, David Irwin of Lenoir City; great-
grandchildren, Katherine Moore, Tyler, Ethan, Connor Anne Irwin of Clinton;
sister, Garnet Williams of Concord; brother, Schular Stooksbury of Concord;
sister-in-law, Willie Irwin; and special cousin, Nettie Irwin; several nieces
and nephews. Memorials may be made to Andersonville United Methodist Church in
Andersonville. Interment 11 a.m. Saturday, March 20, at Norris Memorial
Cemetery. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton.

SMITH, JETTIE BEATRICE - age 86, formerly of Andersonville, passed away
Thursday, March 18, 1999, at Mariner Health Care Center in Norris. She was
born September 24, 1912, in Union County. She was of the Methodist faith. She
was preceded in death by parents, Enic and Jane Loy Hutchinson. Survivors:
husband, Robert Smith of Norris, Tenn.; son, Mack Smith and wife, Linda of
Fairfield Glade, Tenn.; grandchildren, Stanley, Brant, Melanie and William
Smith; great-grandson, Mavrick Smith; several nieces and nephews. Funeral
service 3 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 1999, at Holley-Gamble Chapel with Rev.
Clyde Grey and Rev. Jimmy Davidson officiating. Interment Saturday, March 20,
at Hutchison Cemetery in Andersonville, following funeral service. Family will
receive friends 2-3 p.m. Saturday at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton.

TRESS, EDWARD FRANKLIN, SR. - of Caryville, Tenn., formerly of Neenah, Wisc.,
passed away March 18, 1999. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in
Knoxville. He was born September 24, 1924, in Wausau, Wisc. He served in WWII
and received an Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service Ribbon, Philippine Liberation
Ribbon with Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal 43 and Meritorious Unit Award.
Retired from James River Corporation and Town of Neenah Fire Department.
Preceded in death by: parents, Henry Tress and Dora Kufahl; son, Edward Tress,
Jr.; sisters, Marie Tress and Victoria Salzsieder; brother, George Tress; half
sister, Jeanette Rustick and half brother, Eldon Krueger. He is survived by:
loving wife and companion, Helen (Ziel) Tress; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy
and Gene Larabell of West Bend, Wisc., Gail and Jeff Meier of New Ulm, Minn.;
daughter, Diana Tress of Wauwautosa, Wisc.; six grandchildren, Annie, Amy,
Patty, Brian, Brendan and Tyler; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and
Lorraine Tress, Wausau, Wisc.; half sisters and husbands, Doris and Harold
Baumann, Wausau, Wisc., Lucille and Raymond Brueggeman, Athens, Wisc.;
stepsisters and husbands, Loretta and Franklin Radtke, Wausau, Wisc., Florence
and Carl Radtke, Solom Springs, Wisc.; stepbrother and wife, Elmer and Carol
Krueger, Mount Pleasant, Iowa. "A very loving and caring husband, father,
grandfather and brother who will be forever in our hearts." Funeral service 11
a.m. Monday, March 22, at First Lutheran Church, Pastor Paul Bushur
officiating. Body will lie in state at the church from 10-11 a.m. Monday.
Family and friends will meet at Oak Hill Cemetery in Neenah, Wisc., at 12:45
p.m. Wednesday, March 24, for a 1 p.m. graveside service and interment. Full
military honors will be presented by VFW. Memorials may be made to First
Lutheran Church, 1207 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917. Family will receive
friends 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Ave. at Broadway.



1 Apr 1999

BECHTOL, DR. ERNEST LEON - age 85, of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, March 30,
1999 at Select Specialty Hospital in Knoxville. He was a member of Memorial
United Methodist Church in Clinton where he sang in the choir. He was a
member of Clinton Lions Club. He served on Great Smoky Mountains Council of
Boy Scouts of America where he received The Silver Beaver Award. He was also
an Amateur Radio Operator with call leters W4HBZ. He was an Osteopathic
Physician for 46 years. He was preceded in death by parents, Joseph A. and
Alice Mabel Dayton Bechtol and granddaughter, Carole Rene Armstrong.
Survivors: wife, Martha Edna McCue Bechtol of Clinton; sons and
daughters-in-law, Charles Paul and Gracie Bechtol of San Antonio, Texas, Dan
M. and Mary Bechtol of Heiskell; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Chuck
Tindell of Knoxville; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brothers,
Robert Bechtol of Ocala, Fla. and Joseph Bechtol of Vass, NC; sister, Marian
Schmitt of Willoughby, Ohio. Funeral services 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1,
1999 at Holley Gamble Chapel with Rev. Warren Wattenbarger officiating.
Interment 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 2 at McCarty Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in
Claxton. Family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Holley
Gamble Funeral in Clinton

SHOWN, REV. FRANK - age 72, of Pinecrest Rd., Jacksboro, passed away Tuesday,
March 30, 1999, at his home. He was a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church.
Rev. Shown pastored several churches in the Campbell Co. area, having been a
Baptist minister for 51 years. He was preceded in death by his parents,
Alonzo and Emma Moses Shown; brothers, Avery and Clayton Shown; and sister,
Ida Bell Shown. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Nola Daugherty Shown
of Jacksboro; sons and daughters-in-law, Emma and C.H. Baird of Cherry
Bottom, Della and Dewey Burris, Donnie and Sherry Shown, Mike and Angela
Kimberlin, all of Jacksboro, Ronnie and Sandy Shown of Rossville, Ga., Ella
and Jerry Kidwell of Ider, Ala., Helen and John Lewis of Tazewell, Tenn.,
Carolyn and Sonny Alexander, Keith and Shawn Shown of Lenoir City and Arvil
and Rhonda Shown of Chattanooga; 30 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren;
brothers, Ed and Billy Shown of Jacksboro; sisters, Letha Fraley of
Jacksboro, Geneva Russell of LaFollette, Irene Ballard of Elk Valley and
Odessa Lewis of Illinois; several nieces and nephews and a host of relatives
and friends. Funeral service 2 p.m. Friday, April 2, 1999, at Indian Creek
Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Heatherly, Rev. Billy Hutson, Rev. Ralph Leach
and Rev. Keith Shown officiating. Interment will follow in Indian Creek
Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 1999,
at Martin Funeral Home. Martin Funeral Home of LaFollette in charge of
arrangements.

WEBB, LOTTIE JANE "ROBINSON" - age 86, of Oneida, passed away Tuesday, March
30, 1999 at The Scott County Hospital in Oneida. Born in Princeton, Kentucky
August 25, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Maudie Robinson.
Mrs. Webb was a member of The First Baptist Church of Oneida. She attended
Murray State as well as The University of Kentucky and taught school in
Kentucky and Tennessee for 12 years. Later, she worked for 42 years with her
husband in Webb's Hardware of Oneida. She was a past Worthy Matron of The
Order of Eastern Star, past Grand Deputy of The Rainbow Girls in the state of
Tennessee. Formerly she had been active with The Girl Scouts, The Oneida
School PTA Programs, The Oneida Garden Club and other civic organizations. In
addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Martha Mae
Hart. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Renfro Webb of Oneida; one
daughter, Peggy Booher and husband Ray of Atlanta, GA; one son, Bill Webb and
wife, Gail of Maryville, TN; six grandchildren, Chris Booher and wife, Katie,
Catie Booher and Carrie Booher, all of Atlanta, GA, Robyn Webb of Knoxville,
TN, Stacy Greene and husband, Jonathan of Alcoa, TN and Mandy Webb of
Maryville, TN. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 1 at 8 p.m.
in the chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Philip Kazee officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted Friday, April 2 at 10 a.m. at Carson
Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 until
time of the funeral at 8 p.m. at Jones & Son Funeral Home. Jones & Son
Funeral Home of Oneida is in charge of the arrangements for Lottie Jane
"Robinson" Webb.

SHIELDS, MRS. EFFIE - age 85, passed away Tuesday evening, March 30, 1999 at
the home of her grandson, Roger Shields, whom she loved as a son. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Willard Shields; son, Ted Sexton; daughter,
Laura Goe and two infant children; one grandson, Wilard Shields, III;
parents, Burt and Patsy Hamby Stewart and three brothers, Harlan, Inman and
John Stewart. She is survived by son, Willard Shields, Jr. of Stephens and
special friend, Lena Phillips of Lake City; three daughters and two
sons-in-law, Fay and James Coffey of Harriman, Willa and Jerry Patterson of
Coalfield, Doris Basler of Stephens Community, who lived with her mother and
took such special care of her; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and one
to be born in August; 2 great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive
friends Thursday evening, April 1, 1999 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Schubert
Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral service will follow at 8:00 p.m. with Rev.
Keith Massengale officiating. Graveside service will be Friday at 1:00 p.m.
at The Annadale Cemetery. Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg, in charge of
arrangements.



2 Apr 1999

POSTON, MARIE STEPHENS - age 83, of Kingston, passed away Friday, April 2,
1999, at Roane Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Bethel Poston, Sr. Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Bethel, Jr.
and Carol Poston of Kingston; brothers, Kenneth Stephens of Knoxville, and
Kuell Stephens of Livingston, Tenn.; three grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held on Saturday, April 3, 1999, at
1 p.m. in the Kyker Chapel with Rev. Roy Graves officiating. Burial in Roane
Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on
Saturday at Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston.



3 April 1999

ROE, GLADYS POWELL - age 87, of Duff, passed away Thursday, April 1, 1999, at
the Jellico Community Hospital. She was a member of New Freedom Community
Church in Duff. Preceded in death by: husband, Emerson Roe; grandson, Scott
Hicks; and great-grandson, Joshua Derek Rasnick. Survivors: daughters,
Shirley Sutton, Flora Hicks and Marcella Perry, all of Duff; six
grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Thelma Baird, LaFollette.
Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday, April 4, at New Freedom Community Church,
Duff, Rev. Tim Dupuy officiating. Interment in Peabody Cemetery. The family
will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at Cross Funeral Home
Chapel. Cross Funeral Home.



4 Apr 1999

BAKER, MAE JEWELL SUMMERS - age 96, born July 31, 1902, died at Roane Medical
Center on Friday, April 2, 1999. She moved from Powell in 1960 to Kingston to
make her home with daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Howard Phillips. She was
preceded in death by her parents, William and Debbie Summers; husband, Nero
Baker; sons, John A. Worry Baker and James R. (Jim) Baker; and brother, Ed
Summers. Survivors; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Howard Phillips of
Kingston, Tenn., Christine "Teena" and Hurchel York of Powell, Tenn.; son and
daughter-in-law, Franklin "Fran" and Marion Baker of Powell, Tenn.;
grandchildren, Sue Shriner, Denise Dameron, Cheryl Rickman, John R. Baker,
Michel Baker and Karen Baker; great-grandchildren, Meagan Shriner, Jermey
Smith, Crystal Baker and Jacob Baker; sister and brother-in-law, Ruby and
Ermal McClain; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday,
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Dan Griffey officiating. Interment
will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mr. Harman Cemetery in Powell. Family will receive
friends 6-8 p.m., Monday, Holley-Gamble Funeral Home.

TAYLOR, MARIE WALLEN - age 92, died Friday, April 2, at the LaFollette
Nursing Home, LaFollette, Tenn. She was born May 19, 1906, in Pioneer, Tenn.
Mrs. Taylor retired from the Campbell County School System, where she was a
teacher for 41 years, most of which time was at Caryville Junior High School.
She was a member of the Caryville United Methodist Church in Caryville,
Tenn., where she was the organist, and a Sunday school teacher. She is
survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Allen Elkins of
Williamsburg, Va.; granddaughters, Ashley Taylor Elkins of Orlando, Fla. and
Allison Carroll Elkins of Alexandria, Va. The family will receive friends
from 2-3 p.m. on April 5, at Cross Funeral Home, LaFollette, with funeral
service at 3 p.m. The Rev. Tom Redding officiating. Burial service will
follow at Campbell Memorial Gardens. The family requests that in lieu of
flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Caryville United Methodist
Church, Caryville, TN 37714. Arrangements by Cross Funeral Home.



 5 Apr 1999

BAKER, MAE JEWELL SUMMERS - age 96, born July 31, 1902, died at Roane Medical
Center on Friday, April 2, 1999. She moved from Powell in 1960 to Kingston to
make her home with daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Howard Phillips. She was
preceded in death by her parents, William and Debbie Summers; husband, Nero
Baker; sons, John A. Worry Baker and James R. (Jim) Baker; and brother, Ed
Summers. Survivors; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Howard Phillips of
Kingston, Tenn., Christine "Teena" and Hurchel York of Powell, Tenn.; son and
daughter-in-law, Franklin "Fran" and Marion Baker of Powell, Tenn.;
grandchildren, Sue Shriner, Denise Dameron, Cheryl Rickman, John R. Baker,
Michel Baker and Karen Baker; great-grandchildren, Meagan Shriner, Jermey
Smith, Crystal Baker and Jacob Baker; sister and brother-in-law, Ruby and
Ermal McClain; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8 p.m. Monday,
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Dan Griffey officiating. Interment
will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Powell. Family will receive
friends 6-8 p.m., Monday, Holley-Gamble Funeral Home.

McNELLY, MRS. REBECCA MARGUERITE - age 85, of South Church St. in Rockwood,
passed away Saturday, April 3, 1999, in her home. She was a member of the
Eureka Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Ardell
McNelly, Sr.; also her parents, brothers and sisters. Survivors include her
daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanetta and Mack Tallent of Spring City, Rose and
Raymond Hicks of Rockwood, Mary and Jerry Hornick of Rockwood; son and
daughter-in-law, Ed, Jr. and Kathleen McNelly of North Carolina;
grandchildren and spouses, Margaret Tallent Robinson of Oak Ridge, Master
Sergeant Charles Raymond and InSuk Hicks of the United States Air Force,
Larry Steven Hicks of Rockwood, Tim and Donna Nelson of Seneca, S.C., Jeff
Nelson of Rockwood, Anthony Hornick of Johnson City, Edward III and Lisa
McNelly of Knoxville, William Sidney and Vanessa McNelly of Asheville, N.C.,
Patricia and Larry Stevens of Asheville; great-grandchildren, Terisia Hicks,
T.J. Nelson, James Nelson, Kira Nelson, Daniel Stevens and Allison Stevens.
Funeral service will be conducted Monday at 8 p.m. from the Kyker Funeral
Home Chapel in Rockwood with Robert Daniels and Jake Fisher officiating.
Burial will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Oak Grove Cemetery in Rockwood. The
family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. from the Kyker Funeral Home
in Rockwood 354-1813.

STEPHENS, FOS EDWARD - age 48, of Winfield, Tenn., passed away Sunday
morning, April 4, at the Scott County Hospital in Oneida, Tenn. Born in Scott
County, Tenn., March 20, 1951, he was the son of the late Edward and Dorothy
"Daugherty" Stephens. He attended the New Light Baptist Church in Winfield.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two children, Terrie
and Phillip Stephens. He is survived by his wife, Naomi "King" Stephens; and
daughter, Jeri Stephens, both of Winfield; three sisters, Doris Martin and
family of Campbellsville, Ky., Faye Strunk and family of Hamilton, Ohio and
Melissa Slaven and family of Oneida; two brothers, Fred Stephens and family
of Winfield and Fenton Stephens and family of Powell. He also leaves many
nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends to mourn his passing. Funeral
service will be conducted Tuesday, April 6, at 1 p.m. at the New Light
Baptist Church in Winfield, Tenn. with Rev. Robert Blankenship and Rev. Jim
Strunk officiating. Burial will follow at the New Light Cemetery. The family
will receive friends Monday evening from 6-9 p.m. in the chapel of Jones &
Son Funeral Home. Jones & Son Funeral Home of Oneida is in charge of the
arrangements for Fos Edward Stephens.

ALVEY, HAROLD E. - age 77, of Oak Ridge, died April 2, 1999, at NHC
Healthcare of Oak Ridge. Mr. Alvey began his employment at the federal
facilities in Oak Ridge as a machinist at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant and worked
his way up to a management position. He retired from Martin Marietta Energy
Systems after 34 years. He was a US Army Air Force Veteran and served four
years on active duty during World War II and afterward spent three years in
the reserve. Mr. Alvey is survived by his wife, Frances Mercer Alvey; two
daughters, Pamela Alvey Harmon and Brenda Alvey; four grandchildren, Sandra
Harmon Spence, J. Michelle Gunkler, Alan Harmon and Becky Harmon; and two
great-grandchildren, Devin Gunkler and Jessica Gunkler. The funeral will be
held at 7 p.m. Monday, April 5, in the chapel of McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge
Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 6,
at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m.
Monday at the funeral home.

DUNCAN, LEONA - 85, of Clinton, died Friday, April 2, 1999, in the Windwood
Nursing Home. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of the First Baptist
Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh L. Smith and Julia Ann
Murray Smith and by her husband, Clyde G. Duncan. She is survived by a
daughter, Kathern Arban and husband, Wayne of Enon, Ohio; two granddaughters,
Michelle Grove and husband, Randy Grove of Greenville, Ohio and Renee Arban
of Enon, Ohio; two great-grandchildren, Ashley Renee Craft and Brandon Lee
Craft; two sisters, Ruby Almeda and Reva Smith of Clinton; two brothers,
Dawton and Hugh Smith of Clinton; sisters-in-law, Blanch Smith of North
Carolina, Lucille Jennings, Cleo and Marilyn Duncan of Clinton. Special
thanks to the Windwood Nursing Home staff. The family will receive friends
Monday, April 5, 1999, from 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted
Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Terry Baker officiating.
Interment will follow at McCarty Woodhaven Memory Garden. Arrangements by
Anderson County Funeral Home, Clinton.

JENKINS, EDMOND B. - age 99, of Jellico, Tenn. Born August 27, 1899. Preceded
in death by parents, Mary Elizabeth Jenkins and Evan Jenkins; brothers,
William, Sidney and Buster; sisters, Marie and Mildred. Survivors: sister,
Nell Jenkins Staton; niece, Mary Kaythryn Dunn of Hawthorne, Fla.; cousins,
Bill Turnblazer of Middlesboro, Ky. and John L. Turnblazer of Corbin, Ky.
Graveside service Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at 11 a.m. at the Jellico Cemetery
with Dr. Chuck Summers officiating. Llewellyn Funeral Home of Jellico in
charge of service.

NUCHOLS, JAMES GORDON - age 68, of Stephens Rd., Lake City, Tenn., passed
away Saturday evening in Ansted, W.Va. Mr. Nuchols worked for 16 years with
Air Products in Cleveland, Ohio. Before retirement he was a salesman for Ford
Furniture Co. in Lake City. Member of First Baptist Church in Lake City.
Veteran of US Air Force. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be
announced later by Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City, Tenn.



6 Apr 1999

DUNCAN, JACK - of Knoxville, formerly of Anderson County, died Sunday, April
4, 1999. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Knoxville. He was also a
member of Masonic Crystal Lodge for more than 50 years in Briceville, TN. He
retired from Union Carbide's K-25 Plant in 1981 where he was employed for 31
years. He is survived by wife, Helen; daughter, Patricia Duncan of Lake City;
grandson, Barry Lay Duncan of Knoxville; stepsons, Dr. and Mrs. David
Trentham of Boston, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. Robert Trentham of Nashville;
stepdaughter, Miss Jenny Trentham of Nashville and several nieces and
nephews. Family and friends will meet Thursday at Highland Memorial Cemetery
for a 10:00 a.m. graveside service with Dr. David W. Hull and Rev. Dixie
Petrey officiating. The family respectfully requests that flowers be omitted.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church of
Knoxville Refurbishing Fund, 510 W. Main St., Knoxville, TN 37902 or to a
charity of your choice. The family will receive friends 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

ELLIOTT, TROY ALBERT - age 83, of Clinton, passed away Sunday, April 4, 1999,
at his residence. He was a self-employed farmer. A member of Clinch River
Baptist Church. He was born October 2, 1915, in Harlan, Ky. He was a veteran
of World War II serving in the US Navy. Preceded in death by wife, Nellie
Elliott and son David Elliott; granddaughter, Pamela Elliott; parents, Curtis
and Nora Hawkins Elliott; brother, Charlie Elliott; sisters, Lellie Hill,
Rosie Martin and Dolly Elliott. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Juanita
and Leonard Harness of Cleveland, Tenn., Evelyn and Roger Mincey of
Cleveland, Tenn.; sons and daughters, Mackie and Geraldine Elliott of Etowah,
Tenn., Ferland and Della Elliott of Kingston, Tenn., Steve and Lisa Elliott
of Clinton; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Lillian Miller
of Lake City, Linus Cook, Ruby Powers, both of Clinton, Cora Lee Hutchison of
Lakeland, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at Holley-Gamble Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Seeber
and Rev. Ray Hill officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday, April 8, at
Grandview Memorial Garden in Clinton. Family will receive friends 6-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

LITTLETON, JILDA "JUDY" SHERWOOD - age 50, of Clinton, passed away Saturday,
April 3, 1999 at The Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Preceded in death
by brothers, Bill and Jack Sherwood. She was born January 16, 1949 in
Anderson County to Roy and Ethel Bailey Sherwood. Survivors: husband, David
Littleton of Clinton; step-children, Tammy Daughterty and husband, Allen of
Clinton, David James Littleton and wife, Michelle of Knoxville; parents, Roy
and Ethel Sherwood of Andersonville; sisters, Gwen Littleton and husband,
Frank of Clinton, Sue Moore and husband, Greg of Heiskell; brothers, Ancel
Sherwood and wife, Mary of Clinton, Ken Sherwood of Andersonville, Donnie
Sherwood and wife, Edna of Knoxville; step-grandchildren, Amber, Taylor and
Tiffany; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. The family will
receive friends from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, 1999 at The
Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City with funeral service following at
8:30 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Ernest Wright and Rev. Bud Cook
officiating. Interment will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, 1999 at
Bethel Cemetery in Oak Ridge. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home of Lake City in
charge of all arrangements.

OSBORNE, LORENE N. GUY - age 88, of Clinton, passed away April 4, 1999 at
Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. She was born April 11, 1910 at Royal
Blue Tennessee. She resided at Clinton Towers. She retired from
Clinton-Courier News. She was a member of South Clinton Baptist Church.
Preceded in death by children, Donald Wayne Rhea, Mary Edna Rhea Moore and
Norma Jean Crippen; parents, Van and Nannie Roberts Guy; brothers, Willie,
Frank and Malcolm Guy; sisters, Martha Dyer, Laura Owens, Beulah Pangle,
Cloris Rhea and Jeanette Weinart. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Jane
Rhea Seivers and Hoyt of Clinton; son-in-law, Fred Moore of Cincinnati, Ohio;
sister, Vana Bea Nance of Clinton; grandchildren, Teresa and Gary Parks,
Cheryl and Ed Mayes, Mike Seivers, Alan and Leigh Ann Seivers, James B.
Meredith, Jr., Frank Meredith, Darwyn Cox, all of Clinton, Wayne and Libbye
Seivers of Cleveland, TN, Beverly McDaniel of Cincinnati, Ohio;
great-grandchildren, Keith and Shanda Parks of Oak Ridge, M.J. Parks of
Cookeville, Sarah McDaniel of Cincinnati, Ohio, Megan Seivers of Cleveland,
TN, Tamra, Justin and Tyler Mayes, Justin, Austin and Casey Meredith and
Savannah Seivers, all of Clinton; great-great-granddaughter, Sierra Marie
Parks of Oak Ridge; special friend, Ruble Martin of Clinton. Grandsons will
serve as Pallbearers. Funeral services 8:30 p.m. April 6, 1999 at Holley
Gamble Chapel with Rev.



 7 Apr 1999

HUNLEY, GRACE LEE - age 71, of Oliver Springs, passed away Sunday, April 4,
1999, at her residence. She was a member of Covenant Life Church in Lake
City. Preceded in death by her parents, Roy Lee and Rosa Lee Rutherford
Simpson. Survivors: husband, Herbert Hunley of Oliver Springs; sisters,
Dorothy Brooks of Jacksonville, Fla., Vieva McMurray of Powell; several
nieces, nephews and a host of friends. The family will receive friends from
6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 1999, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home with funeral
service following at 8 p.m. with Pastor Tony McAfee officiating. Interment
will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 9, 1999, at the Old Loyston Cemetery in
Andersonville. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home of Lake City.

NEERGAARD, MRS. GRACE - age 93, of Rockwood Healthcare Center, formerly of
College Grove Road, Rockwood, passed away Monday, April 5, at The Healthcare
Center. She was a member of The First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ.
She was preceded in death by parents, John and Mamie Belle Garrette Martin;
husband, George Lester Neergaard (1996); daughter, Sharon Lee Neergaard;
sisters, Lonnie Teague, Francis Davis, Bess Mitchell, Catherine Ledford;
brother, Tom Martin. She is survived by nephew, David "Peabody" Ledford and
wife, Selva of Rockwood; sisters, Blanche Hackney of Harriman and Willie Mae
Plemons of Rockwood; brother, Raymond Martin of Gallatin; brother-in-law,
Forest Neergaard of Dunlap; sister-in-law, Pauline Goodwin of Austin, Texas.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday evening at 8:00 p.m. from the
chapel of Evans Mortuary with Rev. Ron Buck officiating. Graveside services
and interment will be Thursday morning at 10 a.m. in The Oak Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at The Evans
Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The First Christian
Church, Disciples of Christ, Rockwood. Evans Mortuary of Rockwood is serving
the family of Mrs. Grace Mae Neergaard.

NUCKOLS, JAMES GORDON - age 68, of Lake City, passed away Saturday evening,
April 3, 1999 in Ansted, West Virginia. He was a member of First Baptist
Church in Lake City. He enjoyed all sports and was an avid golfer. Mr.
Nuckols worked for sixteen years with Air Products in Cleveland, Ohio. Before
his retirement, he was a salesman for Ford Furniture Company in Lake City. He
was a United States Air Force Veteran. Preceded in death by parents, Reginald
and Gordon Taylor Nuckols. He was born February 13, 1931 in Ansted, West
Virginia. Survivors: wife of 43 years, Josephine Ford Nuckols of Lake City;
sister and brother-in-law, Jane Marion and Roy Eugene Crist of Ansted, West
Virginia; nieces, Courtney and Lynsey Crist of Ansted, West Virginia and
Angela Jones of Knoxville; nephews, Eugene Reginald Crist of Ansted, West
Virginia and Major John Byrd of Okinawa, Japan; father-in-law, J. Vic Ford of
Lake City; sisters-in-law, Margie Byrd of Knoxville and Jane Horton of
Clinton; special friend, Charles Wormsley of Lake City; a host of relatives
and friends. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April
7, 1999 at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City with funeral service
following at 8 p.m. in the chapel, Rev. Wayne Markham and Rev. Brian Courtney
officiating. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 8, 1999 at The
Lynnhurst Cemetery in Knoxville. The following will serve as Pallbearers:
E.R. Crist, Morris J. Brown, Norris Hawkins, Jerry Phillips, Clarence Daniel,
Tony Chapman and Andy Weravetz. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home of Lake City in
charge of all arrangements.



8 Apr 1999

HOLT, MS. STELLA MEYERS - age 91, of Kingsport, Tennessee, formerly of New
Tazewell, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 1999 The wife of the late Lewis
Holt, who was principal of Claiborne County High School Graveside services
will be conducted 3 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 1999 at The Fairview Cemetery
with The Rev. Eddie Overholt officiating. Claiborne Funeral Home in charge of
arrangements.

LEMONS, MRS. LYDIA - of Tazewell, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 1999 at
Claiborne County Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be
announced later by Coffey Funeral Home.

LOY, J.R. - age 67, of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 1999 at
Methodist Medical Center. He was retired as Owner and Operator of Trucks
Lease to Systems 81 Express. He was a member of Farmers Grove Baptist Church.
He served in The U.S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by brother, Eugene
Loy and parents, Uless and Bessie Brantley. Survivors, wife of 43 years, Mary
Ann Loy of Clinton; daughter, Delores and husband Timothy Woods of Heiskell;
son, Mike and wife, Darlene Loy of Clinton; granddaughters, Anna Lee Wood of
Heiskell and Angela Loy and Fiancee, Bobby Metcalf of Clinton; grandson,
Jason Wood of Heiskell; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services
8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 1999 at Holley Gamble Chapel with Rev. Moss
Beets and Rev. Kenneth Seeber officiating. Interment 10:30 a.m. Friday at
Farmers Grove Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April
8, at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.



9 Apr 1999

ANDREWS, ANN LAURIE - age 77, of Clinton, formerly of Oak Ridge, passed away
Wednesday, April 7, 1999 at Mariner Health Care Center in Norris. She was a
member of Moran Baptist Church in Clinton. Born July 17, 1921 in Chicksaw,
Alabama, the daughter of Wilson R. and Maggie R. Gibson Covington. Survivors:
daughters, Carol and husband, Dana Cook of Oak Ridge and Mildred Faye and
husband, Joe Saulnier of Murfreesboro; six grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; sister, Elsie Owens of Meridian, Mississippi, Doris
Hanges of Albuquerque, New Mexico; several nieces and nephews. Graveside
service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 1999 at Anderson Memorial Garden in
Clinton with Rev. Kenneth Sharp officiating. Interment Saturday, April 10,
following the graveside service at Anderson Memorial Garden. Family will
receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 9 at Holley Gamble Funeral Home in
Clinton.

BROOKS, MARY RUTH PARDUE - age 64, of Clinton, Tennessee, passed away
Tuesday, April 6, 1999 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. She was a
member of St. Mark Methodist Church in Clinton. She retired as a Sales Clerk.
Preceded in death by father, Robert Lee Pardue. Survivors: son and wife, Mike
and Tyler Brooks of Longmont, CO; grandchildren, John and Ali Brooks of
Longmont, CO; mother, Magdalene Pardue of Clinton; special friends, Edna
Irwin, Atha Webber and Betty Jennings, all of Clinton. Memorial may be made
to The American Lung Association of Tennessee, Inc., 109 Northshore Drive,
Knoxville, TN 37919. Funeral services 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 9, 1999 at
Holley Gamble Chapel with Rev. John Clark officiating. Interment 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 10 at Sunset Cemetery with Rev. Lee Cate officiating. Family
will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 9, at Holley Gamble Funeral
Home in Clinton.

>From The Knoxville News Sentinel 9 Apr 1999

CRISCILLIS, EDWARD (SONNY) - age 74, of Harriman, formerly of Cincinnati,
Ohio, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at Roane Medical Center,
Harriman, following a lengthy illness. He was born January 20, 1925, in
Verda, Ky., son of Margie Robinson Criscillis and the late Edward Matthew
Criscillis. He served in the US Marine Corps in WWII. Retired machinist from
Greys in Cincinnati, Ohio. Preceded in death by: father, Edward Matthew
Criscillis, Sr.; wife, Elsie Criscillis; brother-in-law, Douglas Hester.
Survivors: mother, Margie Criscillis of Kingston; sisters, Jacqueline Hester
of Kingston, Eileen and husband, Jack Napier of Laura, Ohio; brother and
sister-in-law, Bill and Helen Criscillis of Cincinnati, Ohio; niece, Cindy
McCord of Kingston; nephew and wife, Keith and Valerie Hester of Knoxville;
special sister-in-law and nephews, Peggy Poland, James and Jason Poland, who
cared for him lovingly during his illness; host of nieces, nephews and
cousins. Funeral 8 p.m. Friday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with
Rev. Edsel West officiating. Interment 10 a.m. Saturday at Roane Memorial
Gardens with military honors by Roane Co. Memorial Honor Guard. The family
will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.

HUDSON, JOHN S. - age 70, of South Knoxville, formerly of Kingston, passed
away Wednesday, April 7, 1999. Employed at Ted Russell Ford. Preceded in
death by brother, Oliver Hudson. Survivors: wife, Mary Lee Hudson; sister,
Dorothy Strange, Oak Ridge; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service 1
p.m. Saturday, Seven Islands Cemetery, Rev. Mike Higgins officiating. Family
will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Hwy.

JUSTICE, RAYMOND ELDON - age 77, a resident of Coalfield, passed away
Wednesday, April 7, 1999 at The National Health Care Center of Oak Ridge. Mr.
Justice was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Richard Justice and
Halion Russell Justice; two sons, Ronald and Donald Justice; brothers, Vic,
Blaine, Glen and Arthur Justice and one sister, Loretta Justice Fallon.
Survivors: wife, Billie Lois Goddard Justice of Coalfield, TN; sons, Darrell
Justice and wife, Rhonda of Harriman, TN and Byron Justice and wife, Sandra
of Coalfield, TN; grandchildren, Kayla Nicole Justice of Coalfield, TN and
Dara Lyn Justice of Harriman, TN; sister, Willie Jean Heidle and husband,
Robert of Jointer, TN; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Justice retired in
1987 after 36 years of service as an Electrician with Martin Marietta. He was
a Deacon and member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Coalfield. Mr.
Justice was a Charter Member of The Coalfield Lions Club. He was a U.S. Army
Veteran of World War II. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 9, 1999
at 8:30 p.m. at The Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Coalfield with Rev. Mack
Smith and Estel Underwood officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11
a.m. Saturday, April 10, 1999 at The Estes Cemetery in Coalfield for burial
and graveside services. Friends may call Friday, April 9 between the hours of
6:00 and 8:30 p.m. at The Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers,
the family asks that contributions be made to The Youth Fund of Pleasant
Grove Baptist Church, P.O. Box 187, Coalfield, TN 37719. Sharp Funeral Home,
Oliver Springs, in charge.

MEADOWS, MRS. KAY EVELYN - age 54, of Country Club Road, Rockwood, passed
away Thursday, April 8, in the Roane Medical Center, Harriman. She was a
member of the Rockwood United Methodist Church and she worked in the Vista
Program of Roane County. She is survived by: husband, Bobby Meadows,
Rockwood; sons and daughters-in-law, Darryl and Angie Meadows, Rockwood,
Kevin and Michelle Meadows, Midtown; three grandchildren, Chelsea and Alison
Meadows, Hunter Vaughn Meadows; several cousins; aunts, Mildred Daniels,
Knoxville, Cybil Hargraves, Morristown. Funeral services will be conducted
Friday evening at 8 p.m. from the chapel of Evans Mortuary with Rev. Terry
Goodman officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held Saturday
morning at 10 a.m. in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends
Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary. Evans Mortuary of
Rockwood is serving the family of Mrs. Kay Evelyn Meadows.



10 Apr 1999

VOWELL, EDITH L. - age 82, of Briceville, passed away Friday, April 9, 1999
at The Methodist Medical Center. She was a member of Briceville First Baptist
Church. She was the retired Owner and Operator of Shamrock Grocery in
Briceville. She was born October 16, 1916 in Clinton. Preceded in death by
husband, Thomas K. Vowell; parents, Judson and Stella Lillian Hill Henderson;
brothers, Charles Henderson, Ralph Henderson and Clyde Chapman. Survivors:
brothers, Roy Chapman and wife, Sue of Zelwood, Fla., Jerry Chapman and wife,
Linda of Carrollton, Texas; sister, Veda Hashbarger of Clinton;
sisters-in-law, Edna Henderson of Clinton and Jane Chapman of Clinton; five
nephews, three nieces and a host of friends. The family will receive friends
from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 1999 at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake
City with funeral service following at 8:00 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Rick
Teague and Rev. Jimmy Ault officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Monday, April 12,
1999 at McCarty-Woodhaven Memory Gardens in Claxton. Holley-Gamble Funeral
Home of Lake City in charge of all arrangements.



11 Apr 1999

CRAWFORD, MR. ANDRE - age 29, of Nashville, formerly of Rockwood, passed away
Thursday, April 8, 1999, in Hickman County. He was a member of the Phillippi
Primitive Baptist Church, Rockwood, and employed with All My Sons Moving Co.
He was preceded in death by: father, James "Frog" Carney; aunt, Lena Lee.
Survived by: mother, Lorine "Nana" Grandierson, Nashville; grandmothers,
Mollie Crawford, Juanita Gordon, both of Rockwood; sister and brother-in-law,
Darlene and Clyde Anderson, Atlanta; brother, Jarrett Harris, Nashville;
nephew, David Anderson, Atlanta; aunt, Saundra Crawford, Rockwood; devoted
cousins, Valonda "Pookie" Thomas, Autumn Thomas, both of Nashville, India
Wright, Rockwood; devoted friend, Patrick Johnson, Rockwood; host of other
friends and relatives. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m.
from the chapel of Evans Mortuary with Elder Rue Eskridge officiating.
Interment will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive
friends Monday from 1-2 p.m. at Evans Mortuary. Evans Mortuary of Rockwood is
serving the family of Mr. Andre Crawford.

EVANS, MR. GEORGE W. - age 52, of N. Douglas Avenue, Rockwood, passed away
Friday, April 9, 1999, in his home. He was a retired draftsman and of the
Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by: father, Jack Evans; brother,
Edward Evans. Survived by: wife, Maggie Evans, Rockwood; mother, Mamie Evans,
Rockwood; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Louise Evans, Bob and Virginia
Evans, Frank and Irene Evans, Howard and Virginia Evans, Charles R. (Buster)
and Billie Evans, Ray and Gladys Evans, all of Rockwood, Walter and Betty
Evans, Winterhaven, Fla., Wayne and Helen Evans, Tampa Bay, Fla.; sister and
brother-in-law, Mary and Leon Battles, Boaz, Ala.; sisters-in-law, Sandra
White, Signal Mtn., Tenn., Jane LeBlanc, Bellevue, Neb., Sue Rosborough, Red
Hall, Ohio; father-in-law and mother-in-law, W.M. and Syble Turner, Kingston;
host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted
Sunday evening at 8:30 p.m. from the chapel of Evans Mortuary with Rev.
Charles Kelley officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held
Monday morning at 11 a.m. in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive
friends Sunday evening from 6-8:30 p.m. at Evans Mortuary. In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be made to East Tennessee Kidney Foundation, UT
Hospice Program or Pathways Shelter, Harriman. Evans Mortuary of Rockwood is
serving the family of Mr. George W. Evans.

FREYTAG, MRS. LYDIA THOMAS - age 80, of Wartburg, went to be with the Lord on
Saturday, April 10, 1999, from her home on Heidel Road. She was a member of
the Union Baptist Church and was a well known seamstress and loved making
quilts. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Jack Freytag; two infant
sons, Jack, Jr. and Larry Freytag; parents, George and Nora Hickey Thomas;
one grandson, Tommy Freytag; one great-granddaughter, Emily Freytag; two
brothers, Emmitt and Tom Thomas; two sisters, Helen Reeder and Carrie
Stewart. Mrs. Freytag is survived by: son, Frank Freytag and wife, Marie of
Wartburg; daughters, Joan Farmer of Houston, Texas, Patty and David Harmon of
Rockwood, Mary and G.E. Moore of Wartburg, Linda and Bill Jewell of
Watertown; sister, Mae Evans of Tullahoma; 12 grandchildren; 23
great-grandchildren; and two lifelong friends, Eula Strutton and Sue Hart,
both of Wartburg; several nieces and nephews and other relatives. The family
will receive friends Sunday evening, April 11, 1999, from 6-9 p.m. at
Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral service will be held Monday morning
at 11 a.m. Schubert Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Hammon and Rev.
Gerald Bland officiating. Interment will follow in the Wartburg City
Cemetery. Family requests that memorial contributions be made to Union
Baptist Church.



12 Apr 1999

EDWARDS, MRS. PEARL - age 96, of Coalfield, died April 11, 1999, in the
Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove
Baptist Church in Coalfield, and was preceded in death by: her husband,
Dempse Edwards; son, Otis Edwards; brothers, Sam and Earl Ruffner. Surviving:
daughters, Alma Justice of Wartburg, Tenn., Otella Long of Lenoir City,
Tenn.; sister, Molee Smith of Kingsport, Tenn.; several grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday evening 8 p.m. at
Schubert Funeral Home Chapel, Wartburg, with Rev. Mark Caldwell officiating.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday 11 a.m. in the Dyllis Church
Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening 6-8 p.m. at Schubert
Funeral Home Chapel, Wartburg, Tenn.


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