Lee, Roy William, age 76, of Champaign, ILL., passed away Friday morning at the Manor Care of Urbana in Urbana, ILL. Roy was born July 1, 1927 in Lenoir City and was the son of William and Ida Mae Kilby Lee. He retired from the Lenoir Car Works, was a member of Local 703 in Champaign were he retired in 1989, was also a member of Aerie No. 3075 Fraternal Order of Eagles and enjoyed gardening and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Katie Williams Bole; sister, Mamie Sue Ralston and brother, Arthur Lee. He is survived by his wife, Loraine Lee of Illinois; 2 sons, Roy Ron Lee of Lenoir City and Gary Lee of Urbana, ILL.; grandson, Gabriel Lee of Ina, ILL., 3 granddaughters, Sarah, Jessie and Amanda Lee of Urbana, ILL. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Lenoir City Cemetery with Rev. Eddie Chasteen officiating. Click Funeral Home is serving the family of Roy Lee.
White, Helen Elizabeth, age 89, of the Oral Community in Loudon County, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2004. Helen was the oldest living member of Oral Baptist Church where she had been an active and faithful member for nearly 70 years. She served as the church financial secretary for many years and was very supportive of the church children and youth groups hosting many hayrides, socials and Christmas programs. Helen loved to write poetry and also taught quilting in her home. She was a longtime volunteer at Baptist Health Care Center and a tireless community worker. Preceded in death by her husband, Oren White; granddaughter, Vicky Mason; parents, Henry and Edna Gibson; brother, Eugene Gibson and son-in-law, Floyd Amburn. Helen is survived by her children: Mary Johnson and husband Jim, of Lenoir City, Janie Amburn of Loudon, Charles Buddy White and wife Charlotte, of Lenoir City; grandchildren: Janene Waldrop and husband David, of Dandridge, Brenda Palmer and husband Mike, of Poquoson, VA, Linda Trentham and husband George, of Tallahassee, FL, Pamela Lindsey and Dewayne Steinbeck of Fountain City, Marlin Scott Mason and wife Chong, of Midway, GA, Kimberly Young and husband Dr. Philip Young, of Halls, Bradley Charles White and wife Leslie, of Valrico, FL; great grandchildren: Chris Waldrop and wife Jenna, Jennifer Kilburn and husband Mark, Jenny,Jill and Julianne Waldrop, Amanda Palmer, Steven Palmer and wife Ana, Captain Jeremy Trentham and wife Kristin, Christy Dean and husband Dennis, Lance Corp. Joshua Ryan Lindsey and wife Callie, Scotty and Chris Mason, Ashley Courtney and Tyler Young, Logan and Peyton White; great - great granchild, Augustina Kilburn; sister-in-law, Carrie Lou Gibson; brother-in-law, Leon White and wife Reba; many nieces and nephews along with special friends: Larry Bernard, Mary Maples, Shirley Hooks and the Gunter Berthold Family of Leutkirch, Germany. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Oral Baptist Church with Dr. Phillip Young and Rev. Thom Tapp officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be: Joe Thomas, Tom McCraken, Jeremy Trentham, Stephen Palmer, Ryan Lindsey, Chris Waldrop, Leon White, Jimmy Matlock, Tommy White and Larry Duff. Burial will follow in the Loudon Co. Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Oral Baptist Church Debt Retirement Fund. Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City is serving the family of Helen White.
Meade, Jellen "Joe" - age 50 of Loudon, passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 13, 2004. Joe was born in Knott County, Kentucky on November 25, 1953, to the late Harlan and Eva Meade. He and his wife attended Friendship Baptist Church in Lenoir City and owned a Landscape Material Business in Athens. Joe was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dannie Meade. Survived by his wife, Debra Brock Meade; a loving father to: Jellin "Little Joe" Meade Jr. (Cynthia) of Almont, MI, Tammy Meade (Kenneth) of Kite, KY, Scotty Meade of Adrian, MI, and step-father to Lovinna Brock (Jason) and James Brock of Loudon; a loving grandfather to Kendra J., Brandon, Aidan and Jaylin; brother, Harold Meade of Jackhorn, KY; sisters: Delores Sexton of Jackhorn, KY, Zola Hall of Sweetwater, Julie Quillen of Deane, KY, Shirley Collins of Neon, KY along with a host of other relatives and friends that mourn his passing. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Farrell Green officiating. Burial will follow in the Lakeview Cemetery. Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City is serving the family of Joe Meade.
Williams, Curtis A., Sr., age 77, of Lenoir City, passed away at his home on Monday, March 15, 2004. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and joined the Navy to serve his country during World War II. He was employed at Charles H. Bacon Company and was the assistant plant manager before retiring after 36 years. He graduated from Lenoir City High School and attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He was a member of the Loudon County Quarterly Court where he served as Chairman of the Loudon County Hospital Board and various other committees. He served as a member of the Loudon County Election Commission. He was a member of the jury selection committee and the Loudon County Grand Jury Foreman. He served on the Lenoir City Housing Authority from 1959 until being elected to the Lenoir City Council in 1997. He was elected as the Vice-Mayor twice during his two terms of office. He served as the Lenoir City Fire Commissioner and on the Lenoir City Utilities Board. He was a member of the VFW and served as the Commander and as a Tennessee 2nd District Commander. He was also a member of the American Legion and the Lenoir City Disabled Veterans. He was preceded in death by his mother Bertha Moats Williams Gardner, father, Haskel Williams, and Sister, Ruth Gardner Brashears, an infant brother, Edgar and great grandson, Jace Rule Jackson. He is survived my his beloved wife of 57 years, Tiajaunia (Ty) Plemons Williams, daughters and son-in-laws, Bernita and Charles Gamble, Debbie and Ray Cook, and son, Curtis A. (Alan) Williams, Jr. Brothers- Leon Williams, San Antonio, TX, Ken Gardner, Alexandria, Va., and Richard Gardner of Lenoir City. Sisters- Katherine Baird and Nelle Stinnett of Lenoir City. Grandsons- Tim Guider, Curtis A. Williams III, Brian Fritts and Brad Williams, all of Lenoir City and Andy Williams of San Diego, CA. Granddaughters, DeAnn Bogus and Jennifer Jackson of Lenoir City. Great-Grandchildren, Bryce Gamble, Brianna and Madison Fritts and Dalton Bogus all of Lenoir City and Carissa Williams of Strawberry Plains, Brother-in-laws, Coy Plemons, and Don Baird of Lenoir City, Sister-in-law, Gail Gardner of Alexandria, Va. and Linda Plemons of Lenoir City, Daughter-In-Law, Verline Williams, Lenoir City, special friends, J.C. and Carol Ingram, the surviving crew that he served with on the USS LCSL-82 during World War II, and many special nieces and nephews. Serving as Pallbearers will be: Donnie Stamey, Bobby Johnson, Freddy Nelson, J.C. Ingram, Bobby Joe Scott, and Dickie Rosenbaum. The Lenoir City Fire Department and Lenoir City Council will serve as honorary pall bearers. The family will receive friends at Click's Funeral Home, Lenoir City on Wednesday from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m. The funeral will be conducted on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. by Rev. Tony Collins and Rev. George Seay officiating at Clicks in Lenoir City. Internment will be conducted by Rev. J. Morgan Davis at the Lakeview Cemetery.Click Funeral Home Lenoir City is serving the Williams family.
Denton, Jack Starr, age 78, of Lenoir City, passed away Sunday, March 14, 2004 at Parkwest Hospital after complications from Alzheimer's disease. Jack was born April 21, 1925 in the Martel Community. He was married to Agnes Davis Denton for over 58 years, and was a devoted and wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great - grandfather. Jack was an active member of Central United Methodist Church for over sixty years. He was a W. W. II veteran of the U. S. Army serving with the 100th Division and was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Jack graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1950 and was a dedicated Volunteer for life. He was an employee of the Federal Government for 41 years with TVA, AEC, ERDA and DOE where he retired as Director of Safeguards and Security for DOE facilities in seven states and Puerto Rico. A longtime Rotarian, Jack was a Past President of Lenoir City Rotary Club. He was Chairman of the Civil Service Board for Lenoir City and a long term member of the Loudon Co. Planning Commission. Preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Ada Starr Denton; son, Michael Denton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Alvin and Hazel Denton, Paul and Elizabeth Denton, J. B. and Ernestine Denton, Tom and Sue Denton and brother, George Denton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Blanche and Leon Nichols, Frances and Jesse Cardwell, sister, Rosalie Lee; brother-in-law, Tom Perala. Survived by his wife of 58 years, Agnes Davis Denton ; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Ruth Ann Denton of Lenoir City; daughter-in-law, Margaret Stanley Denton of Johnson City; sister, Betty Denton Perala; brother-in-law, Gene Lee; sisters-in-law and husbands, Phyllis and Charles Groover, Betty and Harry Plemons, Janice and Bud Rogers; grandchildren: Amanda Wagner and husband, David of Elberton, GA, Matthew Denton of LaVergne, Ben, Sarah, Amy and Adam Denton all of Lenoir City; great granddaughter, Mackenzie Wagner of Elberton, GA; several special nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at Central United Methodist Church in Lenoir City with Dr. C. Mark Gooden and Rev. Doug Crowder officiating. Interment will follow in the Lakeview Cemetery. Military honors will be conferred by VFW Post 5150 and American Legion Post # 120 and #70. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, "Walking In Faith" Campaign, 301 Hickory Creek Road, Lenoir City, TN 37771 Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City is serving the family of Jack Denton.
Cannon, Johnny Ray, age 55, of Lenoir City, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2004. He was preceded in death by parents, Padgett and Mamie Geneva Cannon. Survived by sister, Mamie Cannon Letsinger; brothers: Carl D. Cannon, Danny Lee Cannon and Gene Edward Cannon all of Lenoir City; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Family and friends will gather at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lakeview Cemetery for graveside services with Rev. Ronny Jones officiating. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Johnny Ray Cannon.
Johnson, Carolyn Corlew, age 54, of Lenoir City, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2004. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Lenoir City. Former assistant manager at Ramada Ltd. Preceded in death by father, Monroe Dotson Corlew; brothers-in-law, Dennis Johnson and Charles Gaylor. Survived by her husband, Robert Johnson; children, Sunshine Lee Johnson and Douglas Beason, Jeremiah Johnson and Amanda Bookout and husband, Jason; grandchild, Caleb Zane Beason; mother, Martha Waggoner Corlew; brothers, Dotson Corlew and wife, Gail, Jerry Corlew and wife, Joan; sisters, Judy Elder and husband, Wayne, Donna Tatum and husband, Doug and Lola Gaylor; father-in-law and mother-in-law, James David and Ruth Johnson; brothers-in-law, Bruce Johnson and wife, Debbie, Tommy Johnson and wife, Trish and Anthony Johnson and girlfriend, Liz Fuqua; many loved nieces and nephews; many special friends including Patsy Harvey and Larry Brown. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. Tony Brock and Rev. John Peach officiating. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Friday in the Lakeview Cemetery for graveside services. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Carolyn Johnson.
Bright, Orbery Ray age 50 of Lenoir City, Tn, formerly of Mulberry, AR, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at his home. Orbery was a member of Lee Heights Baptist Church. A veteran of the U. S. Army. He was preceded in death by his father, S. M. Bright. Survivors: wife of 9 years, Susan Key Bright; daughters, Aubreaanna Bright, Shianna Bright both of Lenoir City, Monta Young and husband Wayne, Lorie Plum and husband Randy; grandchildren, Brandon, Heather and Jamie; great grandson, Brady; mother, Sue Bright all of Mulberry, AR; brothers, Billy Bright and wife Carol, Gary Bright and wife Peggy all of Mulberry, AR, Carl Bright of Anamosa, IA; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Thursday in the Click-Hawkins Chapel at 102 B Street in Lenoir City with funeral services to follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Scott Capooth and Rev. James Harrison officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10 a.m. Friday at the Click-Hawkins Chapel and proceed to Hopewell Cemetery for graveside services at 11 a.m. Pall bearers includes long time friends Wayne Flowers, Tommy Thomasson, Billy Ray Simpson, Freddie Simpson, Scott Lane and Craig Gray. Honorary Pall bearers, Jack Morton and Tony Goddard. Click Funeral Home Lenoir City is serving the family of Orbery Bright.
Flynn, Bobby Jack, age 71, of Farragut passed away suddenly Tuesday evening, March 16, 2004 at his home. Jack was retired from University of Tennessee Medical Center as an Asst. Engineer. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Willena Flynn; brothers, Raymond and Cline Flynn. Survivors: wife of 50 years, Betty Flynn; brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and Dolores Flynn of Farragut, Kenneth and Betty Flynn of Seymour, Don and Sarah Flynn of Knoxville; special niece (daughter), Susan Williamson and husband Mark; great nieces (grandchildren), Chelsea and Lori Williamson; several other nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday with funeral services to follow at 7:30 in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with Rev. Ernie Varner officiating. Family and friends will gather at 1 p.m. Friday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for graveside services. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Flynn family.
Cook, Elizabeth Faye Cosner, age 65, of Lenoir City, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at her home. She was of the Baptist Faith. Elizabeth retired from Viskase after several years. Preceded in death by parents, Charlie P. and Annie Mills Cosner; husband, Bonny R. Cook and nephew, Chuck Fagg. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Tommy Tatham; son, Lloyd Cook all of Lenoir City; grandchildren, James Norman, Dustin Cook, Erica Tatham Neely and husband, Jeff, Daffney Tatham, Cody Tatham, Kristen Cook, Kelsey Cook and Austin Isbill; great grandchildren, Cameron Norman, Jaderiane Tatham, Maleake Tatham and Tiana Tatham; daughter-in-law, Sandy Cook; former husband, J. I. Tinker; sisters, Peggy Thompson and husband, Charles, Charlene Fagg and husband, Charles all of Loudon; one niece and several nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Friday with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. in the Hawkins Chapel with Rev. Gene Russell and Rev. Leon Amburn officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Hawkins Chapel and proceed to Mt. Zion Cemetery for 11 a.m. graveside services. Hawkins Chapel, 102 B Street, Lenoir City is serving the family of Elizabeth Cook.
Bartless, Marjorie Lourinda Slagle, age 88, of Farragut passed away Wednesday morning, March 17, 2004 at the home of her daughter. Marjorie was a Founding member of Parkway Presbyterian Church. She was a former member of Concord Presbyterian Church. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and lived her life helping others. Preceded in death by husband of 63 years, Hal Stuart Bartless; son, Hal Stuart Bartless Jr.; daughter, Melinda Ellen Bartless. Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Marjorie and Charles Blackman of Halifax, VA, Susan and John Redmond of Lenoir City; granddaughter and grand son-in-law, Tracy and Chris Conner of Knoxville; brother and sister-in-law, Ted and Willie Ann Slagle of Knoxville; several step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many special friends. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Cemetery on Chapman Hwy. for grave side services with Rev. Jody McKewen officiating. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Bartless family.
Summitt, Vivian Barron, age 76, of Mountain View Arkansas, formerly of Farragut, died Friday, March 5, 2004 in Mountain View. Vivian was born September 15, 1927 in Mount Vernon Kentucky. She was a long time resident of Farragut. She was retired from Carrier Corp and was a housewife. Vivian was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lula Perciful Barron; five brothers and two sisters. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Joseph O. Summitt of Mountain View, AR; daughter, Sally Summitt of Mt. View AR; son and daughter-in-law. Sid and Iris Summitt of Flowery Branch, GA; 3 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; She will be sadly missed. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Summitt family.
Escher, Rudolph Nicholas Sr.(Rudy), age 85, of Knoxville, TN, formerly of Denver, Co, Trenton, NJ, passed away Thursday morning, March 18, 2004 at his home. Rudy was retired from the U. S. Postal Service in Hamilton, NJ with 20 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U. S. Navy in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters. Rudy was a member of All Saint's Catholic Church. He was a former member of VFW Post 3525 in Trenton, NJ and more recently a member of VFW Post 322 in Anglewood, Co. He was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip and Mary Escher; sister, Barbara DeBlois; son-in-law, Gerald Bonk. Survivors: wife of 60 years, Rose Escher; daughter, RoseAnne Bonk of Browns Mills, NJ; sons and daughters-in-law, Rudolph Nicholas Escher Jr. (Rudy) and Pam of Knoxville, Robert and Roseanne Escher of Westminster, CO; grandchildren, Helen Rose Bonk, Olivia Grace Escher, Sarah and Samantha Garcia; sisters, Ann Werkman, Mary Velenger of both of Trenton, NJ; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with a Christian Wake Service to follow at 7 p.m. A mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at All Saint's Catholic Church with Father Brent Sheldon officiating. Interment will follow in the Tennessee State Veteran's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to All Saint's Catholic Church, 620 North Cedar Bluff RD, Knoxville, TN 37923. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Escher family.
McCulloch, Rosa J., age 73, of Lenoir City, went home to be with Jesus, Thursday, March 18, 2004. She was a Christian and a member of Nelson Street Baptist Church. Rosa was a former school volunteer. Preceded in death by parents, Walter and Leona Johnson; brothers, Walter Johnson, Fred Johnson, Floyd Johnson and Lloyd Johnson. Survived by her husband of 51 years, Raymond McCulloch; sons, Mike McCulloch and wife, Cheryl, Mark McCulloch and wife, Connie, Randy McCulloch and fiancee', Diane Bean; grandchildren, Jean Anne Wallace, Monica McCulloch, Dustin McCulloch, Brittany McCulloch and Jesse McCulloch; brother, Johnny Johnson and wife, Dorothy; sisters, Lillian Jenkins and Beulah (Cricket) Walker and husband, Xan; mother-in-law, Blanche Cosner; sister-in-law, Carolyn Caldwell; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City with funeral services to follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Gene Colvard and Rev. Mike Wankowski officiating. Burial will follow in the Loudon Co. Memorial Gardens. Sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Rosa McCulloch.
Tallent, Glenda Geraldine (Jerry), age 71, of the Glendale Community in Lenoir City, passed away Friday, March 19, 2004, at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Geraldine retired from Yale Security after 29 years service. Preceded in death by daughter, Connie Bass; parents, Tilmon and Mallie Maddox. Survived by her husband of 52 years, Ross Tallent; daughter, Donna Richesin and husband, Gary of Sweetwater; son-in-law, Larry Bass of Greenback; 4 beloved granddaughters, Abby, Scarlet and Haley Bass, Hollie Ledford all of Greenback; sisters, Audrey Edwards of Lenoir City and Shirley McNeeley of Greenback; several nieces, nephews and a very special friend, Linda Clark. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Sunday at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. Dean Bandy and Rev. John Russell officiating. Family and friends will gather at Click Funeral Home by 10:30 a.m. Monday and proceed to Loudon Co. Memorial Gardens for 11 a.m. graveside services. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Geraldine Tallent.
Redmond, Wealtha B., age 79, of Lenoir City, passed away Friday, March 19, 2004. She was a retired L.P.N. with St. Mary's Hospital with 25 years service and a former employee of Bacon Cotton Mill from 1942 to 1955. Preceded in death by mother, Carrie Redmond and brother, Bartley James Redmond. Survived by sister, Beverly Skinner and husband, Tillman; brothers Ted Redmond and Charlie Redmond all of Lenoir City. Friends may call at their convenience at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City. Family and friends will gather at 1 p.m. Monday in the Lakeview Cemetery for graveside services with Rev. Eddie Click officiating. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Wealtha Redmond.
Wrights, Nealie Roseberry (Miss Nealie), age 85, of Lenoir City, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2004, at Park West Hospital. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She had been employed at Lenoir City Wal-Mart as a greeter. Nealie retired from Johnson's Health Care (now Baptist Health Care) where she was the Activity Coordinator. She was an active member of Coytee Women's Club. A member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Lenoir City and the Loudon Co. Beautification Board. Preceded in death by her husband, Lavere Chester Wrights; parents, Calvin Alexander and Laura Alice Clark Roseberry; sisters, Laura Milsaps, Callie Johnston, Nell Smith, Dorothy Rogers, Grace Hall and Chaffin Roseberry; brothers, Calvin A. Roseberry, Jr. and James Roseberry. Survived by daughters, Inga O'Neill DeLozier and husband, Greg of Manassas, VA and Pat Miller of Lenoir City (with whom she made her home); sons, Calvin W. Wertz and wife, Pat of Richmond, VA and Randy C. Wrights and wife, Patti of The Colony, TX; grandchildren, Danny O'Neill, Nolan O'Neill and wife Tonya, Jennifer O'Neill, Ashley and Billy Hale, Blake and Julian Wrights, Casey Mills, Amanda Wrights, Brian and Susan Wertz, Christopher Wertz, Stephanie Wertz, George (Chip) Miller and wife, Tammy, and Amy DeLozier; great grandchildren, Matt and Sarah Wertz, Andy and Missy Packett, Alisa King and David Packett; great great grandchildren, Andrea, Nicole and Andy Packett, Travis and Turner King. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. Charles Burnette and Rev. Doug Crowder officiating. Family and friends will gather at Click Funeral Home by 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and proceed to the Loudon Co. Memorial Gardens for graveside services at 10 a.m. Serving as pallbearers: Chip Miller, Blake Wrights, Danny O'Neill, Nolan O'Neill, Billy Hale and Casey Mills. Honorary pallbearers will be the G. F. W. C. and Coytee Women's Club. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P. O. Box 10088, Knoxville, TN 37939. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Nealie R. Wrights.
Sexton, James Earl, age 77, of Morristown, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2004, at his home. He was born June 20, 1926 in Loudon County, Tennessee. He gave his life to the Lord at an early age. He retired from Roadway Express in 1980 after 29 years of over the road driving. He was a member of Glades Lebanon Baptist Church in Gatlinburg and had been attending the Open Door Baptist Church in Morristown since 1989. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harlen H. Sexton and Sarah Perkey Sexton; son, J. David Sexton Ph.D. Survived by his devoted wife of 32 years, Charlotte Moyers Sexton; daughters, Janice Thompson, Sherry Lively and husband, Tom; son, Robert L. Sexton all of Lenoir City; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; brother Ralph C. Sexton and wife, Neva of Lenoir City; nephew, niece and several cousins and lots of special friends. Family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, with Funeral Services to follow at 3 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ben Whitted officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Superior Hospice of Morristown/Hamblen County, 1633 West Morris Blvd, Morristown, TN 37813. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of Earl Sexton.