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Obituaries from March 2003

George D. Woodruff, age 70, of Philadelphia, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2003, at the family home. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Reed Springs Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Bennie Woordruff; brothers, Dan, Ted, John, and Kenneth Woodruff; sisters, Eunice Ayers, Ruth Alberson, and Minnie Sitzlar; infant daughter; and daughter, Debbie Woodruff. Survivors include: son, Steve Woodruff of Sweetwater; granddaughter, Ginger French; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Louise Woodruff of Walland; sister-in-law, Lelia Woodruff of Sweetwater; loving and devoted companion, Betty Derrick of Philadelphia; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday with the funeral service to follow at 7:30 p.m. in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Calloway Nichols officiating. Family and friends will meet at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday for a 1:00 p.m. interment at Reed Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors provided by the Sweetwater V.F.W. Gold Star Post 5156.

WILMA IRENE SWANGER AGE 76 OF TEN MILE, ORIGINALLY OF DUNLAP, PASSED AWAY, MARCH 5, 2003 AT HOME. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS: PETE AND JENNY BROWN OF DUNLAP, TN., SISTERS: BESSIE SIMS, OLLIE GRANT, OF DUNLAP, EDNA BROWN OF CHATTANOOGA, RUBY SHAW OF DECATUR, TN., VINA FARLEY OF PIKEVILLE, TN., GLADYS HOGUE OF TEN MILE, TN., ONE BROTHER CLAUDE BROWN OF DUNLAP, TN. SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND: WADE SWANGER; 2 SON’S AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAWS: RONNIE AND RITA SWANGER OF TEN MILE, ROGER AND SUE SWANGER OF TEN MILE; 1 GRANDDAUGHTER AND HUSBAND: RHONDA AND BUD DAVIDSON ; SISTER: KATHRYN TURNBURKE OF SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN. ; SEVERAL NIECES AND NEPHEWS. MEMORIAL SERVICE 1PM E.S.T. AT PUTNAM-STANDEFER-REED FUNERAL HOME IN DUNLAP, TN. KYKER FUNERAL HOME OF KINGSTON IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

ELVA JUANITA MILLER ANDERSON, AGE 74 OF THE ESTATES AT OAK RIDGE, FORMERLY OF KINGSTON PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY MARCH 5, 2003. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HUSBAND JAMES WILLIAM ANDERSON, SR., 2 BROTHERS DALE MILLER, RAY MILLER, SISTER IVY WAINBRIGHT. A MEMBER OF YOUNG’S CHAPEL CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, YOUNG AT HEART AT THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, AN AVID GARDNER, ENJOYED COOKING. LOVING MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER, GREAT GRANDMOTHER. DAUGHTER AND SON IN LAW: DEBBIE ANDERSON AND MICHAEL ROBERTS OF HARRIMAN; SON AND DAUGHTER IN LAW: JAMES W. ANDERSON, JR. AND NANCY OF OAK RIDGE; SISTERS: HAZEL NOVA OF PEBLO, CO., WANDA HINKLE OF PARSONS, W.V.; BROTHERS: VANCE MILLER OF DAMASCUS, MD., RONALD MILLER OF PARSONS, W.V.; GRANDCHILDREN: HOLLY RIFFE ANDERSON, JOSHUA RIFFE ANDERSON, ADAM L. ROBERTS AND WIFE ERIN, ELLEN M. ROBERTS AND W.R. SANDERS JR.; GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: DOMINIC A. ROBERTS, WILLIAM RALPH SANDERS III, NAIYAH KAYLYN SANDERS. FUNERAL 1PM FRIDAY AT YOUNG’S CHAPEL CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WITH THE REV. DAVID CRAIG OFFICIATING. BURIAL AT KINGSTON MEMORIAL GARDENS. THE FAMILY SUGGEST MEMORIAL DONATIONS TO YOUNG’S CHAPEL BUILDING FUND. FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 UNTIL 8PM THURSDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN KINGSTON.

STANLEY D. WOODY Age 65 OF KINGSTON PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY MARCH 5, 2003 IN A LOCAL HOSPITAL. HE WAS A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY, AND A U.S. ARMY VETERAN. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS FATHER JAMES A. WOODY, AND MOTHER LOUISE M. WOODY. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: DAUGHTER; MARTHA WOODY OF KINGSTON, TN. GRANDDAUGHTER; KATHY WOODY OF KINGSTON, TN. BROTHERS; GLENN WOODY OF CONWAY, S. C., RONNIE WOODY OF HIXSON, TN. SISTERS; JEAN LIPSCOMB OF KNOXVILLE, TN., BETTY ROSS OF KINGSTON, TN. FUNERAL 3PM SATURDAY MARCH 8, 2003 AT KYKER CHAPEL WITH THE REV. GARVIN WALLS OFFICIATING. FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 UNTIL 8PM FRIDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN KINGSTON.

CLARENCE R. LAY (C.R.) Age 82 OF KINGSTON, PASSED AWAY AT PARK WEST HOSPITAL ON MARCH 5, 2003. HE WAS RETIRED FROM MARTIN MARIETTA, K-25, AFTER 34 YEARS OF SERVICE. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH IN HARRIMAN. HE FOUNDED THE MICHAEL DUNN CENTER IN 1972 AND CONTINUED FOR 30 YEARS IN ACTIVE SERVICE TO THAT ORGANIZATION. IN 1973 HE WAS PRESENTED WITH THE GOVERNOR’S DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD. IN 1974 HE WAS APPOINTED BY GOVERNOR WINFIELD DUNN TO THE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COUNCIL. IN 1978 HE WAS THE RECIPIENT OF THE SERTOMA SERVICE TO MANKIND AWARD. HE WAS ONLY THE SECOND TENNESSEAN TO WIN INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION AT THAT TIME. HE WAS A DISTINGUISHED COMMUNITY SERVICE VOLUNTEER AND LIVED HIS LIFE TO SERVE HIS FAMILY AND COMMUNITY AND TO HELP OTHERS. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE AIR FORCE AND SERVED IN WORLD WAR II. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE OF 56 YEARS, LORENA LAY; DAUGHTERS AND SON’S IN LAW; MARILYN AND DENNIS PRESLEY, HARRIETT AND RONNIE WESTMORELAND, JOYCE AND GARY CREEK; SON; ROBERT LAY; SISTER’S; MATTIE ELMORE OF ROGERSVILLE, THERESA NILES AND HUSBAND JIM OF ASHVILLE. GRANDCHILDREN MICHAEL DUNN AND WIFE KAREN, JIM MURRAY AND WIFE ANITA; NATHAN DUNN AND WIFE ERIN, BOBBY KEYS, GINA NOE AND HUSBAND DOYLE, JILL MOSER AND HUSBAND CRAIG, MACKENZIE AND MORGAN LAY. GREATGRANDCHILDREN, MADISON AND MARISSA MURRAY, BRENDAN, KACEY AND JACOB DUNN. HE ALSO HAD MANY SPECIAL NIECES AND NEPHEWS. FUNERAL 12 NOON SATURDAY MARCH 8, 2003 AT BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH WITH FATHER MICHAEL SWEENEY OFFICIATING. BURIAL IN KINGSTON MEMORIAL GARDENS WITH MILITARY HONORS BY THE ROANE COUNTY MILITARY MEMORIAL HONOR GUARD. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 5 UNTIL 8PM FRIDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN KINGSTON. FAMILY REQUESTS DONATIONS IN LIEU OF FLOWERS TO THE MICHAEL DUNN CENTER FOUNDATION 629 GALLAHER ROAD, KINGSTON, TN. 37763.

Melvin J. Rich, Age 39 of Harriman, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2003 at Ft. Sanders Regional Hospital. He attended Piney Baptist Church in Oakdale. Preceded in death by his father, Howard Rich. Survivors include: wife, Shirley Rich of Harriman; daughter, Brittany Rich of Harriman; sons, Travas Rich, Jeffrey Rich both of Harriman; mother, Pauline Rich of Harriman; sister, Melissa Rich of Seymour, TN; brother and sister-in-law, Eddie Joe and Jeannie Branham of Oakdale; brother, Jesse Branham of Harriman; special nephew, Kenny Barry; special niece, Tiffany Ellison; granddaughter, Briana Rich of Harriman; several nieces and nephews. Funeral at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman. Rev. Brian Holloway officiating. Interment in Piney Grove Cemetery, Harriman. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.

MARY ELIZABETH COLLIER OF KINGSTON PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY THURSDAY MARCH 6, 2003 AT U.T. HOSPITAL. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND “BIG JIM” COLLIER. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: SON; ELMER LINDSAY JONES OF ATHENS, TN. SEVERAL BROTHERS-IN-LAW, SISTERS-IN-LAW, NIECES AND NEPHEWS, BEST FRIENDS BARBARA JEAN McDONALD, ANNA DUNN, MARGARET WOOD, BARBARA REYNOLDS, AND DELMER COLLIER. MEMORIAL SERVICE 7:30PM MONDAY MARCH 10, 2003 AT KYKER CHAPEL. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 5:30 UNTIL 7:30PM MONDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN KINGSTON.

MARTHA ELLEN KING AGE 73 OF KINGSTON, TN. PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2003 AT METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER IN OAK RIDGE, TN. RETIRED FROM GOUDCHAUX’S IN BATON ROUGE, LA. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HUSBAND BRINSFIELD KING, JR., PARENTS LUTHER AND LUELLA DUNCAN. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: DAUGHTERS: KAREN STARKEY OF KINGSTON, TN.; MONA ELTZROTH OF HARRIMAN, TN. ; SON: BRINSFIELD KING, III OF KINGSTON, TN.; 3 GRANDCHILDREN . MEMORIAL SERVICE 4PM SUNDAY MARCH 9, 2003 AT KYKER CHAPEL WITH SUE LYNN JOHNSON OFFICIATING. FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FOLLOWING THE SERVICE.

Joe Y. Wilson, age 90, of the Christianburg community, Sweetwater, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2003, at home. He was a well known farmer and wood crafter. Mr. Wilson was instrumental in the formation of the Monroe Co. Farmers Co-op, Sweetwater Tobacco Warehouse, the Christianburg Fire Dept., and other organization in the area. Preceded in death by his parents, George and Annie Wilson; special aunt and uncle, Mary Jude and Albert McDonald; brothers and sisters, Marguerite Lemmons, Robert Wilson, Ruby Isenhower, Ronald Wilson, Mary Shewell, and Dorthy Dewitt, and wife, Mable Sue Wilson; son, Joe "Boy" Wilson; daughter, Wanda Sue Wilson. Survivors include: sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Betti Wilson, David and Faye Wilson; daughter, Marilyn Fleming all of Sweetwater; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Special friends, Larry and Diane Farris of Cleveland, Jane Ann McSpadden of Sweetwater; special cousins, Johnny and Ed Williams of Flint Stone, GA; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. David Allison and Rev. Freddy Crabtree officiating. Interment to follow in the Christianburg Baptist Church cemetery.

Clyde Wayne Schaffer, age 84, of Sweetwater, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2003, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of First United Methodist Church. He retired from Union Carbide. He was the eldest child of Henry Grady and Lillian Schaffer of Vonore. Preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Russell Schaffer. Survivors include: daughters and son-in-law, Judith Schaffer of Sweetwater, Alyce Jo and Dan Golden of Sevierville; grandsons, Chris and Bryan Russell; brother, J.A. Schaffer of Sweetwater; several nieces and nephews; long-time friend, Ken Axley. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends on Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral service to follow in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Carl Oakes officiating. Interment Saturday, 12:00 p.m. at Sweetwater Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McMinn Cancer Relief Fund, c/o Lisa Stewart, RN. ARMC 1411 Madison Avenue, Athens, TN 37303.

Edith Brock Harvey, age 90 of Harriman, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2003 at Roane Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Harvey, by her parents Albert and Martha Wright Brock, five brothers and three sisters. She was a member of Big Emory Baptist Church, where she served in the nursery for 44 years, also, a member of the Women's Missionary Union. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Nick Smith of Harriman; daughter, LIllie Hall of Harriman; sons and daughters-in-law, Dean & Helen Harvey of Oakdale, Roy and Becky Harvey of Harriman; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special niece Karen Payne. Funeral at 8:00 p.m. Saturday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel, Harriman. Pastor David Harmon officiating. Graveside service and interment 2:00 p.m. Sunday in Dyllis Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman.

Boyd Garrett, age 80, of 505 N. High St., Sweetwater, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at Sweetwater Hospital after a brief illness. He was a member and Deacon of North Sweetwater Baptist Church for many years. He was a member of the Sweetwater V.F.W. Gold Star Post 5156, and the Sweetwater American Legion Post 106. Preceded in death by his parents, William and Minnie Garrett; sisters, Hazel Ruby and Lula Mae Hall; brothers, Jack Garrett and Jim Currier. Survivors include: wife of 57 1/2 years, Martha Jo Reeves Garrett of Sweetwater; daughters and son-in-law, Lynne Franks of Sweetwater, Judy and Jeff Deardorff of Maryville; son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Rachel Garrett of Sweetwater; grandchildren, Sarah and Noah Watson, Eric Franks, Phoebe, Paul, and Priscilla Garrett; step-grandchildren, Julie, Jason, and Justin Deardorff; brother, Bill Garrett of Sweetwater; sister, Dora Smith of Sweetwater; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends on Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Graveside services and interment will be held at Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. R.L. Davis and Rev. Don Rockholt officiating.

Mae Lee Dennis Hitch, age 95, of Sweetwater, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 13, 2003, at N.H.C. of Athens after a lengthy illness. She was a member of North Sweetwater Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husbands: Floyd Dennis, Jim Hitch; three sons, Conley, Eugene, and Donald Dennis; son-in-law, Dan Smith. Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Mary Jane Dennis of Athens; daughters and son-in-law, Thelma Smith, Elizabeth and Hugh Robinson all of Sweetwater, Maxine and Marvin Barrett of Ringgold, GA; daughters-in-law, Irene Dennis, Nellie Dennis all of Athens; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; special nurse, Mary Anthony of Madisonville; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends on Saturday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with funeral service to follow in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Jackson and Rev. Don Rockholt officiating. Interment 2:00 p.m. Sunday in the Clearwater Baptist Church Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers: Tim and Tracey Dennis, Jeff Smith, Scott Dennis, Kenny Barrett, Derek Smith.

BYRL O. KENNEDY AGE 87 OF KINGSTON FORMERLY OF DEER LODGE PASSED AWAY MARCH 16, 2003 AT HIS HOME. VETERAN OF WWII, A MEMBER OF THE VFW. HE RETIRED FROM TVA AFTER 39 YEARS, TAUGHT SCHOOL IN MORGAN COUNTY FOR 8 YEARS. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY SISTER MYRTLE GERARDI. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: WIFE; EVA OWENS KENNEDY OF KINGSTON; SONS; JAMES KENNEDY OF RICHMOND, VA.; JOHN KENNEDY OF KINGSTON; BILL KENNEDY OF KINGSTON; GRANDCHILDREN; NIKKI PROVINCHER, BRET AUNE, CHARITY STOUT, DEREK KENNEDY, MIKE RUSSELL, HOPE RUSSELL, CALEB KENNEDY, KEEGAN KENNEDY; GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; CHRIS STOUT, ZACHARY PROVINCHER; BROTHER; WILLIAM E. KENNEDY OF SUNBRIGHT; NIECE; MARY FRANCES RULE OF KNOXVILLE. GRAVESIDE SERVICE 12 NOON TUESDAY MARCH 18, 2003 AT MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY IN DEER LODGE WITH THE REV. MARK UMBEHAGEN OFFICIATING. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 UNTIL 8PM MONDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN KINGSTON.

DAISY ESTHER GODWIN DUFF AGE 83 OF HARRIMAN PASSED AWAY MARCH 18, 2003 AT ROANE MEDICAL CENTER. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF CHILDS MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HUSBAND MARTIN CLIFTON DUFF, 2 INFANT CHILDREN, JERRY & SHERRY DUFF. SURVIVORS: SON & DAUGHTER-IN-LAW : GARY & BRENDA DUFF OF HARRIMAN, SON : RAY DUFF OF HARRIMAN, SON & DAUGHTER-IN-LAW: KENNETH & JUDY DUFF OF LaVERGNE, TN. SISTER : DOVIE HUBBART OF CALIFORNIA. 18 GRANDCHILDREN. FUNERAL 8:00 PM THURSDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, HARRIMAN. REV. JEFF WALDROP OFFICIATING. INTERMENT 11:00 AM FRIDAY AT PINEY GROVE CEMETERY. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 TO 8 PM THURSDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME, HARRIMAN.

HARRY FRANKLIN PLEMONS, AGE 70 OF KINGSTON PASSED AWAY THURSDAY MARCH 20, 2003 AT HOME. HE WAS A MEMBER OF CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH IN KINGSTON. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY PARENTS, FRANK AND LAURA PLEMONS; SISTER, MARGARET BRUMLOW AND TWO BROTHERS, HERBERT AND HUGH PLEMONS. SURVIVED BY WIFE OF 47 YEARS, ESTER PLEMONS; SONS, GARY PLEMONS AND WIFE PHYLLIS, JEFF PLEMONS AND WIFE APRIL; TWO DAUGHTERS, PHOEBE PLEMONS, AMY WEIR AND HUSBAND MICHAEL; TEN GRANDCHILDREN AND THREE STEP-GRANDCHILDREN; FIVE SISTERS, MARY CALDWELL, MAXINE PHILLIPS, MILDRED ROSE, MARIE LADD AND MARTHA SMITH. FUNERAL 8PM SATURDAY MARCH 22, 2003 IN KYKER CHAPEL WITH PASTORS JEFF PLEMONS AND RAY BEARDEN OFFICIATING. BURIAL 2PM SUNDAY AT DOGWOOD CEMETERY. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS MEMORIAL GIFTS MAY BE MADE TO CALVARY BAPTIST SCHOOL, P.O. BOX 844 KINGSTON, TN. 37763. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 5:30 UNTIL 8PM SATURDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN KINGSTON.

Elsie Frances Hall Brown, age 93, of Sweetwater, passed away on Friday, March 21, 2003, at the Wood Presbyterian Home, after a lengthy illness. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sweetwater. Preceded in death by her parents: Jake and Arabell Plemons; siblings, Tom Plemons, Alta Gordon, Lonnie Plemons, Pless Plemons, Gilbert Plemons, Jennie Roe Tilley, Boyd Plemons, McKay Plemons; husbands, Joseph R. Hall and Donald C. Brown. Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, David and Velta Hall, Sr.; grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, David and Linda Hall, Jr. all of Sweetwater, Robert and Pam Hall of Stanwood, WA; great-grandchildren, Miranda Hall, David Hall, III, Martin Hall, and Katie Hall; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends on Sunday from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 7:00 p.m. in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Anderson McCulley officiating. Family and friends will meet at 9:45 a.m. at West View Cemetery for a 10:00 a.m. interment. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, 600 Henley St., Suite 50, Knoxville, TN 37902.

Edward McClain "Mr. Ed" Smith, age 82, of Sweetwater, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2003, at UT Medical Center. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by his parents; Adam and Mary Smith; twin brother, David Sexton Smith; sisters, Maggie, Mary, and Gladys. Survivors include: brother, Willie Smith of Sweetwater; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Adams Family, Tim and Christy Gray; Joan and William Bellamy all of Sweetwater. Family and friends would like to thank Sweetwater Nursing Center. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater. Graveside service will be conducted Saturday, 11:00 a.m. in Murray's Cemetery with Rev. Eddie Goins and Rev. Tim Gray officiating.

Curt Raby, age 45, of Kingston, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2003. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. Preceded in death by his father; J.R. Raby. Survivors include: wife, Stephanie Raby; sons, Cody and Derek Raby; David Feaker all of Kingston; mother, Mary Raby; brother, Bryan Raby both of Sweetwater; several aunts and uncles. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends on Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 8:00 p.m. in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Paul Lloyd, Rev. Chad Schaffer, and Rev. Jerre Guthrie officiating. Interment 2:00 p.m. Sunday in Cedar Fork Cemetery.

EMMA DANIELLE REYNOLDS, INFANT DAUGHTER OF JOEY AND NIKKI REYNOLDS PASSED AWAY SUNDAY MARCH 23, 2003 AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. OTHER SURVIVORS INCLUDE: BROTHER AND SISTER, HUNTER AND KLOEY; TWIN BROTHER, DREW REYNOLDS; GRANDPARENTS, LEE ANN LEE, DARRELL AND KATHY LEE, NELLIE REYNOLDS; GREAT GRANDPARENTS, SUE LAWS, PAUL AND ANN BROWDER, MARIE REYNOLDS, ALLEN AND ELIZABETH LEE; SEVERAL AUNTS, UNCLES, AND COUSINS. GRAVESIDE 2PM TUESDAY AT KINGSTON MEMORIAL GARDENS WITH THE REV. MARK UMBENHAGEN OFFICIATING. KYKER FUNERAL HOME OF KINGSTON IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

LeRoy B. "Butch" Conklin, age 58, of Chester, New York, passed away Monday, March 17, 2003, at Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital in New York, New York. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in Vietnam era. He retired from the Chester Highway Department as a heavy equipment operator. Preceded in death by his parents, LeRoy Jr. and Gertrude McGrady Conlkin; sisters, Agnes Edwards, Grace Conklin, Berniece Payne and Joyce Kyles. Survived by: wife, Shirley Conklin; daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa Strandridge all of NY, Leslie and Neal Schwinzer of Sweetwater; brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Violet Kyles, Thomas "Dinkey" and Gigi Kyles, Michael and Cher Conlkin; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol and Paul Doremus, Virginia and Lester Smith, Joan Edwards all of NY, Mary Kyles of KS; grandchildren, Matthew James Bruce Schwinzer, Mason Harold Storm Schwinzer; mother-in-law, Pearl Fenical all of Sweetwater. The body is at Sweetwater Memory Chapel. Funeral service to be conducted Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. in Sweetwater Memory Chapel with Rev. Rick Hunt officiating. Interment to follow in Sweetwater Memorial Park. Military Honors provided by Sweetwater VFW Post 5156. Sweetwater Memory Chapel in charge of the arrangements.

Rev. Beecher L. Hammons, Age 90, of Fairfield, Ohio formally of Roane County, passed away Monday, March 24, 2003 at Mercy Hospital, Fairfield, Ohio. He was born January 23, 1913 in Smith County, Tennessee, the son of Edward and Oella (Matheney) Hammons. Rev. Hammons was a veteran of the US Army during WWII. He was a graduate of Carson-Newman College and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as Pastor at churches in Tracy City and Spring City, Tennessee. He was ably assisted in his ministry by his loving wife, Dorotha (Magill) Hammons, who preceded him in death, January 23, 2002. He is survived by one son, Jeff Hammons; 4 brothers, Ernest Hammons of Petersburg, TN, Troy and L.C. Hammons, both of Fayetteville, TN, and Albert Hammons of Dayton, TN; 3 sisters, Margaret Roberts of Hendersonville, TN, Edna Randolph of East Peoria, Ill, and Mary Roberson of Benton, KY. Rev. Hammons was also preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Tim Hammons; and a sister, Elvina Ashburn. Friends may call at the Kyker Funeral Home, 430 Morgan St., Harriman, TN, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2003 at the Dyllis Baptist Church, Roane County, TN, with burial to follow at East Fork Cemetery. Webster Funeral Home, 3080 Homeward Way at Rt. 4, Fairfield, Ohio in charge of arrangements. Also, Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman in charge of arrangements.

CHARLES “PAUL” SCHUBERT, AGE 87 OF KINGSTON PASSED AWAY THURSDAY MARCH 27, 2003 AT THE METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER. HE WAS A RETIRED ROANE COUNTY SCHOOL BUS DRIVER, A COUNTRY FARMER, AND A MEMBER OF UNION CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY BROTHER W.W. SCHUBERT, SISTERS SARAH HICKS AND GRACE GRIGSBY. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: WIFE OF 65 YEARS; FANNIE SCHUBERT OF KINGSTON; SONS AND DAUGHTERS IN LAW; EDDIE AND MARY ANN SCHUBERT OF KINGSTON, EARL AND JUDITH SCHUBERT OF HARRIMAN, JOE AND PAT SCHUBERT OF WOODSTOCK, GA., WILLIE AND DEBBIE SCHUBERT OF ROCKWOOD, DAUGHTER; MARGARET MONROE OF KINGSTON, 13 GRANDCHILDREN; 16 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. FUNERAL 2PM SUNDAY MARCH 30, 2003 IN KYKER CHAPEL WITH REV. LARRY BOLDEN AND REV. RONNIE NICKELL OFFICIATING. BURIAL IN ROANE MEMORIAL GARDENS. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 7 UNTIL 9PM SATURDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN KINGSTON.

DON L. HALL AGE 67 OF MIDTOWN PASSED AWAY SUNDAY MARCH 30, 2003 AT HOME. HE WAS A MEMBER OF ROCKWOOD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, RETIRED FROM HARRIMAN PAPER BOARD, AND A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION. SURVIVORS DAUGHTERS & SONS IN LAW REBECCA & HOBIE NEWPORT OF MIDTOWN LISA & LARRY STOUT OF MIDTOWN DONNA & ROBERT SMITH OF MIDTOWN SISTER IN LAW MESCAL BALLEW OF MIDTOWN GRANDCHILDREN JOLIE COFFMAN & HUSBAND DWIGHT OF MIDTOWN JENNIFER NEWPORT OF MIDTOWN JOSHUA SMITH OF MIDTOWN GRAVESIDE SERVICE 2:00 P.M. TUESDAY AT ROANE MEMORIAL GARDENS WITH REV ALBERT COOK OFFICIATING. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 12:00 NOON UNTIL 1:30 P.M. TUESDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN HARRIMAN.

THERESA 'PEG' LOUCKS, AGE 73 OF HARRIMAN PASSED AWAY SUNDAY MARCH 30, 2003 AT HOME. SHE WAS OF THE CATHOLIC FAITH. SURVIVORS: DAUGHTERS PATTY RUFF OF HARRIMAN; JUDY ALBERT OF SEASIDE, FL; 4 GRANDCHILDREN; 8 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. MEMORIAL SERVICE 7:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL IN HARRIMAN WITH FATHER MICHAEL SWEENEY OFFICIATING.


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