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Obituaries from April 2003

Nora Marie Yount Yarbrough, age 39, of Fernandian Beach, Florida, wife of Scott Unger, passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2003, at her residence following a lengthy illness. A native of Sweetwater, TN, she was the daughter of the late Charles Andrew Yount and Mrs. Rachel Hammer Yount of Sweetwater, and had resided in Nassau County since 1991 when she relocated from Atlanta, GA. She was employed as the Facility Manager of the Long Point Golf Club at the Amelia Island Plantation whose staff and management provided Nora with exceptional compassion and understanding during her ordeal. She attended East TN State University and enjoyed playing the piano, riding horses and participating in rodeos, especially in the sport of barrel racing. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sweetwater. Survivors, besides her husband and mother, include a son, Daniel Yarbrough of Fernandina Beach; a sister, Pam Hagstrom; and a niece, Rachel Ann Hagstrom from Charleston, SC; a brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Becky Yount; nieces, Catie and Sarah; nephew, Andrew Yount all of Atlanta, GA. Numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Kyker Funeral Home, 113. W. in Sweetwater, TN 37873, with Tim Yount officiating. Burial will follow in Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Home in Fernandina Beach on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Nora's name to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 575, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035, and designated for Breast Cancer Research.

RUBY WATSON, AGE 89 OF KINGSTON PASSED AWAY THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2003 AT THE ROANE MEDICAL CENTER. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE KINGSTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HUSBAND, GLYNN WALTER WATSON; BROTHERS, CHARLIE, EMMETT, AND OSCAR LEWIS. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: DAUGHTERS AND SON-IN-LAW: GLENDA AND JAMES WEAVER OF KINGSTON; ELIZABETH AND LARRY FINCH OF KNOXVILLE; SON: JOE WATSON OF KINGSTON; SISTER: EDITH MOTHERSHEAD OF SPANISH FORT, AL.; 7 GRANDCHILDREN; 9 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. FUNERAL 2PM SATURDAY APRIL 5, 2003 IN THE KYKER CHAPEL WITH REV. REED SHELL OFFICIATING. ENTOMBMENT IN KINGSTON MEMORIAL GARDENS. FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 1 UNTIL 2PM SATURDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN KINGSTON.

MESCAL BAILES BALLEW, AGE 75 OF HARRIMAN PASSED AWAY SUNDAY APRIL 6, 2003 AT HOME. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HUSBAND PAUL EUGENE BALLEW SR., BROTHER EDISON BAILES, SISTERS DOLLY HALL & MARGIE HICKMAN. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF PINEY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH. SHE WAS RETIRED FROM HOME BENEFICIAL LIFE INS CO IN 1995 AS THE SECRETARY. SURVIVORS: SON, PAUL EUGENE BALLEW JR & WIFE GERRY BALLEW OF MIDTOWN; DAUGHTER, LOU ANN BALLEW & HUSBAND DAVE KINNAMAN OF WASHINGTON STATE; SON, BOBBY LEE BALLEW & WIFE TONYA OF MIDTOWN; 2 GRANDCHILDREN 2 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. FUNERAL 8:00 P.M. TUESDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL IN HARRIMAN. INTERMENT 11:00 A.M. WEDNESDAY AT ROANE MEMORIAL GARDENS. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 TO 8 P.M. TUESDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN HARRIMAN.

MARY LEE HAYES COLLETT, AGE 67 OF HARRIMAN PASSED AWAY SATURDAY APRIL 5, 2003 AT HOME. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF WEST HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. SURVIVORS: DAUGHTER, MAY JANE COLLETT OF NASHVILLE; SON & DAUGHTER IN LAW, JAMES DANIEL & CAROL COLLETT OF NASHVILLE; BROTHER & SISTER IN LAW, JAMES MICHAEL & CYNTHIA HAYES OF KINGSTON; NEPHEW, JOSHUA HAYES OF KINGSTON; GRANDCHILDREN, CHRISTOPHER & DAVID COLLETT OF OLIVER SPRINGS. FUNERAL 8:00 P.M. MONDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL IN HARRIMAN WITH REV JEFF JENKINS OFFICIATING. INTERMENT 11:00 A.M. TUESDAY AT ROANE MEMORIAL GARDENS. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 TO 8 P.M. MONDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN HARRIMAN.

Verla Wilker, age 55, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2003, at the Community Hospital. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Montezuma. Preceded in death by her father, Herman Evans and brother, Carlos Evans. Survivors include: husband, Marvin Wilker of Celina, OH; sons, Kerry and Sherry McMurray of Sweetwater, Sean McMurray of Celina, OH; daughters, Kimberly and Richard Reid of Baton Rouge, LA, Lisa McMurray of Madisonville; mother, Lavada Marsee Evans of Sweetwater; brothers, James and Mackalene Evans of Philadelphia, Bill and Wanda Evans, Claude Evans, Joe Evans, Hank and Jan Evans all of Sweetwater, Wayne and Barbara Evans of Ten Mile; sisters, Joyce and Reuben Hunt, Pat and Larry Thomas all of Sweetwater; 13 grandchildren. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 8:00 p.m. in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Dennis Daugherty officiating. Interment Friday, 11:00 a.m. at East Sweetwater Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.

James K. "Red" Edgemon, age 84, of Ten Mile, passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2003, at 7:55 p.m. at the family residence following a lengthy illness. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church of Kingston. Mr. Edgemon retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company after 35 years of service. He was a well-known Megg's and McMinn Co. farmer. He was an avid U.T. sports fan and a especially the Lady Vols team. He was a licensed Auctioneer. Mr. Edgemon was an internationally known and awarded instructor in wildlife management and trapping. He taught a credited course at Purdue University in Indiana in wildlife management and trapping since 1935. Mr. Edgemon had been featured on the Heartland Series and in the Knoxville News Sentinel on the topic of wildlife management and trapping. Preceded in death by his parents, Hardin and Dora Mae Edgemon. Survivors include: wife of 55 years, Ruth Mitchell Edgemon of Ten Mile; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda Kay and Billy G. Tindell; grandson and fiance, Brandon James Tindell and Amy Norris all of Knoxville; sister, Sarah Lou Douglas of Winnsboro, SC; several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be: George Standridge, Boyd Edgemon, Charlie Thompson, Troy Thearp, David Umphrey, and Jerry McDaniel. Honorary pallbearers will be: Robert Simspon, Doug McKenzie, Andy Collins, and Randy Huskey. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 - 8 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 8:00 p.m. in Kyker's Chapel withe Rev. Danny Thomas officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday at the Edgemon Cemetery for a 11:00 a.m. interment.

ELINOR MONICA CAULK AGE 84 OF KINGSTON PASSED AWAY MONDAY APRIL 7, 2003 AT THE FARRAGUT HEALTH CARE CENTER. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE EASTERN STAR, TELEPHONE PIONEERS, FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY, AND YOUNG AT HEART. SHE ATTENDED THE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH WITH HER FAMILY. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HUSBAND WESLEY CAULK, PARENTS ALBERT AND LUCY WANDELT, BROTHER RUSSELL WANDELT. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: DAUGHTERS AND SONS-IN-LAW: KAY AND STEVE LINDBERG OF KINGSTON; LYNNE AND JERRY FREIN OF HOWEY IN THE HILLS, FL.;SISTERS: LOIS BURGETT AND MABEL WANDELT BOTH OF AUSTIN, TX.; BERT RASMUSSEN OF TUCSON, AZ. 5 GRANDCHILDREN 7 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. MEMORIAL SERVICE 3:00PM SATURDAY APRIL 12, 2003 AT ROANE COMMUNITY SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 336 PATTON LANE ROCKWOOD. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS DONATIONS MAY BE MADE TO SECOND CHANCE CANINE RESCUE P.O. BOX 464 KINGSTON, TN. 37763 OR ALZHEIMER’S ASSC.-EAST TENN. CHAPTER 2200 SUTHERLAND AVE. PORTLAND BUILDING SUITE H 102 KNOXVILLE, TN. 37919. KYKER FUNERAL HOME OF KINGSTON IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

ELIZABETH FAYE COFFEY, AGE 56 OF HARRIMAN PASSED AWAY MONDAY APRIL 7, 2003 AT HOME. SHE WAS OF THE BAPTIST FAITH. MEMBER OF RANKIN CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY MOTHER & FATHER KATE & ARTHUR RANDOLPH, BROTHERS, PAUL & KELSO RANDOLPH, SISTER, CARLENE BEARD, MOTHER & FATHER-IN-LAW, LOUISE & VANCE COFFEY. SURVIVORS: HUSBAND, GARRY COFFEY OF HARRIMAN; BROTHER & SISTER-IN-LAW, LEWIS & BRENDA RANDOLPH OF ROCKWOOD, PETE & KATIE RANDOLPH OF ROCKWOOD, CHARLIE & ANGELA RANDOLPH OF KINGSTON, SAM & LIBBY RANDOLPH OF HARRIMAN, GRANT & CATHY RANDOLPH OF HARRIMAN; SISTER, SHIRLEY KASIOR OF HARRIMAN; SISTER & BROTHER-IN-LAW, ELSIE & DALE MULLINS OF TAYLOR, MI., EMILY & BILL WHITE OF BUFORD, GA., CATHY & RICKY GOUGE OF OLIVER SPRINGS; BROTHER & SISTER-IN-LAW, MACK & BETTY RANDOLPH OF WINSTON, GA.; DAVID & LIBBY COFFEY OF AUSTINVILLE, VA. MANY LOVED NIECES & NEPHEWS. FUNERAL 8:00 PM WEDNESDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, HARRIMAN. REV. SONNY HARVEY AND REV. BILL WHITE OFFICIATING. INTERMENT 11:00 AM THURSDAY AT CRAB ORCHARD CEMETERY IN OAKDALE, TN. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 TO 8 PM WEDNESDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME, HARRIMAN.

Joseph West "Buck" Loomis Sr., age 89 of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at U.T. Medical Center Knoxville after a brief illness. He was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church of Sweetwater where he served as an Elder and Deacon. A veteran of the U.S. Army and discharged as a major and also served as the Captain of the Sweetwater National Guard when it was first activated in 1950. He attended the TMI of Sweetwater, the Cumberland University where he was in the athletic hall of fame. Mr. Loomis taught history at the Sweetwater High School, and served as football coach. Mr. Loomis along with his brothers in 1947, founded and operated the Loomis Packing Co. of Sweetwater. Preceded in death by his parents, Sheldon and Elizabeth Loomis, brother and 3 sisters, 1st wife of 54 years, Catherine Anne Thomas Loomis. Survivors include: wife, Evelyn Dorothy Loomis; sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph West and Earla Loomis, Jr., Edward Thomas and Sharon Loomis, Lynn Marshal Loomis all of Sweetwater; grandchildren, Joseph West Loomis, III, Mathew Trenton Loomis, Benjamin Thomas Loomis, Jennifer Elizabeth Loomis; great-grandson, Brock Gabriel Loomis; brother and sister-in-law, Alfred Connor and Claire Loomis; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral service to be held on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Presbyterian Church with Rev. Arch Warren and Rev. Bob Clark officiating. Interment to follow in the West View Cemetery.

Raymond Bivens, age 72, of Ten Mile, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2003. He was the Chairman of hte Election Committee of Meigs County, Vice-President of the Farm Service Committee, former County Executive of Meigs County, well known businessman, farmer and avid bird hunter. Survivors include: wife, Vergie Bivens of Ten Mile; sons and daughters-in-law, Edwin and Christy Bivens of Athens, Ricky A. and Libby Bivens; daughter, Claudia Bivens; stepdaughters and son-in-law, Holly L. Guffey all of Decatur, Terry S. and David Million of Soddy Daisy; granchildren, Jeremy Devere Bivens of Ten Mile, Miranda Norris of Athens, April Newman of Etowah, Buffy Jewell, Kellye Bivens both of Athens; step-grandchildren, Joseph Murphy, Amber Guffey both of Decatur, Rachael Million, Austin MIllion both of Soddy Daisy; great-grandchildren, Mason Jewell of Athens, Zoey Newman of Etowah. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 8:00 p.m. in Kyker's Chapel with David Thompson officiating. Interment Thursday, 11:00 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, Decatur, TN.

Neva Louise Schuiten, long time Kingston resident, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2003, after a long illness. Her husband, Willie Clyde Schuiten who was the first nuclear reactor operator for Union Carbide in Oak Ridge, preceded Mrs. Schuiten in death. She is also preceded in death by her son, Charles A. Schuiten, Sr., Clyde E. Wade and her sister, Edith Kerr and brother, Bob Rolen. She was born in Knoxville, TN, before moving to Kingston in 1962. She was a member of Caney Ford Baptist Church. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Clyde Lee and Linda Schuiten, daughter-in-law, Judy G. Wade, sister-in-law, Lila Rolen and brother-in-law, Lee Kerr; grandchildren, Charles Schuiten and wife, Rebecca, Kimberly Ann Koots and husband, Daniel, Wendy Schopp and husband, Rodney, Misty Biddle and husband, Mike, Kelly Garcia and husband, John, Terry Joe Hester, Michael Lee Schuiten and wife, Cindy, William Lee and Dana, Matthew Schuiten; great grandchildren, Lauren Biddle, Trey Schuiten, Tori Schuiten, David Schuiten, and Matthew Biddle. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel, Harriman with funeral to follow at 8 p.m. Rev. Mark McCoig officiating. Interment 2:00 p.m., Saturday, at Roane Memorial Gardens.

Earl "Greasy" Blankenship, age 66 of Harriman, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2003 at home. Preceded in death by his wife, Betty Blankenship; parents, Henry Clay and Bonnie Kate Blankenship; brothers, Howard and Bruce Blankenship. Survivors include: special granddaughter, Denice Stamey Moore and husband, Scott of Knoxville; grandson, Michael Nelson of Rockwood; stepdaughters, Elizabeth White of Rockwood, Diane Carr and husband, James of Kingston; stepson, Cecil Stamey of Harriman; sisters, Nina Burnette and husband, Fred of Coalfield, Brenda Gibson and husband, David of Harriman, Carolyn Blankenship of Coalfield, Dorothy Faye Yearwood, and husband, Lloyd of Soddy Daisy; brothers, Dwight Blankenship of Knoxville, Jesse Blankenship of Clinton; several nieces and nephews. Funeral at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, April 12, 2003 in Kyker Chapel with Rev. Nolan Moore and Rev. Garvin Walls officiating. Burial 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.

George Richard "G.R." Jackson, age 76 of Harriman passed away Thursday, April 10, 2003 at Baptist Medical Center in Knoxville after a short illness. Preceded in death by parents, William L. and Ethel Jackson. He was a member of Trenton Street Baptist Church and sang in the choir, member of Mason Union Lodge No. 38 in Kingston, TN. Survivors include: wife of 58 years, Mary Goddard Jackson of Harriman; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Frank Tabasco of Dayton Beach, FL; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Jane Ellen Jackson of Knoxville, TN; brothers, Bill Jackson, Jr. of Manchester, TN, Glenden Jackson of Coalfield, TN, Farrell Jackson of Coalfield, TN; one grandson, Michael Barnhart of Atlanta, GA; one great-grandson, Brandon. Funeral at 4:00 p.m., Sunday at Trenton Street Baptist Church in Harriman. Rev. Greg Lindsey officiating. Interment Estes Cemetery in Coalfield, TN. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Trenton Street Baptist Church in Harriman. At the family's request, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trenton Street Baptist Church, 519 Trenton St., Harriman, TN 37748.

PEARL A. WRIGHT AGE 82 OF KINGSTON PASSED AWAY SUNDAY APRIL 13, 2003 AT THE ROANE MEDICAL CENTER. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY SON JOHN D. WOOD. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: HUSBAND: CLYDE WRIGHT; SONS AND DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW: DON AND ROSE WOOD; JIM AND DONNA WOOD; DAUGHTERS AND SONS-IN-LAW: JOANN AND ROSS HICKEY; CAROL AND JERRY PLETTL; DEBBIE AND CHRIS CLARK; 11 GRANDCHILDREN; NUMEROUS GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. FUNERAL 8PM WEDNESDAY APRIL 16, 2003 AT KYKER CHAPEL. BURIAL 10AM THURSDAY IN PINEY GROVE CEMETERY. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 UNTIL 8PM WEDNESDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN KINGSTON.

ADRIAN L. PRESTWOOD AGE 74 OF KINGSTON, PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY APRIL 16, 2003 AT HOME. HE SERVED IN THE NAVY DURING THE KOREAN WAR, RETIRED AFTER 30+ YEARS FROM MARTIN MARIETTA AT THE Y-12 PLANT. HE CALLED SQUARE DANCING FOR SEVERAL YEARS AFTER HIS RETIREMENT, ALSO ENJOYED RECREATION AND COMMUNICATION WITH HIS COMPUTER. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: WIFE: GERALDINE PRESTWOOD OF KINGSTON; DAUGHTER: TRACY WIRICK OF OAK RIDGE; SON: DANIEL PRESTWOOD OF NASHVILLE; STEP CHILDREN: MARY McLOUD; JACKIE McDANIEL BOTH OF KINGSTON; PATTY WALKER OF DECATUR, AL.; ROGER NOLES OF VA.; GRANDCHILDREN: BETHANY VINES; JESSICA WIRICK; BRANDON WIRICK; SISTER: JOYCE UTT OF CHATTANOOGA; BROTHERS: CLIFFORD PRESTWOOD OF CHATTANOOGA; ROBERT PRESTWOOD OF BANGOR, MN. FUNERAL 1:30PM FRIDAY IN THE KYKER CHAPEL. BURIAL IN KINGSTON MEMORIAL GARDENS WITH MILITARY HONORS BY THE ROANE COUNTY MILITARY MEMORIAL HONOR GUARD. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS MEMORIALS MAY BE MADE TO THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION OF TENNESSEE ONE VANTAGE WAY SUITE C-250 NASHVILLE, TN. 37228. FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 12:30 UNTIL 1:30PM FRIDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN KINGSTON.

Robert "Bob" Bowens, age 81 of Sweetwater, TN passed away Friday, April 18, 2003, at Wood Presbyterian Home, Sweetwater, after a lengthy illness. Retired from Presley Construction Co. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. Preceded in death by his parents, Dan and Cora Bowens; sisters, Claudia Presley, Nell Howard. Survivors include: wife of 61 years, Vesta Mae Isaacs Bowens; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Boyd Tilley; nephew and wife, Wayne and Sandy Tilley; nieces and husbands, Peggy and Robert Hickey, Carol Ann Edgemon, Sharon and Jarrett Bass; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Lucille and Gert Presley, Mae Lynn Presswood all of Sweetwater. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends on Sunday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with the service to follow at 8:00 p.m. in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Denny Moore officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Monday at Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park for a 2:00 p.m. interment.

LAURA MAY BRUMMITT, AGE 87 OF KINGSTON PASSED AWAY APRIL 19, 2003 AT HER HOME. SHE WAS BORN APRIL 14, 1916 IN KINGSTON TENNESSEE. SHE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS BILL AND ANNIE MILES, HUSBAND ROBERT (TINCE) BRUMMITT, SON ALBERT BRUMMITT, BELOVED DAUGHTER SUE WARD, BELOVED GRANDDAUGHTER CATHERINE SMICK, THREE BROTHERS, ROB, DICK AND HUBERT MILES OF KINGSTON. SHE IS SURVIVED BY ONE BROTHER CHARLIE MILES AND CHILDREN MARGARET ANN HOLDER OF KINGSTON, DANNA RAY BRUMMITT OF MICHIGAN, CHARLES BRUMMITT OF CLARKSVILLE, RUTH COWELLS, JUDY ASHTON AND JANICE NIKITIN OF MICHIGAN. GRANDCHILDREN TRICKY, ALAN, ROBBIE, LISA, LAURA, CANDY, PATTY, ROBERT, SHERRY, STEVE, GARY, JIMMY, JENNIFER, AMANDA, STEVEN, STEPHANIE AND JESSICA. THIRTY GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN AND THREE GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. FUNERAL 2PM TUESDAY APRIL 22, 2003 IN THE KYKER CHAPEL WITH REV. LARRY BOLDEN AND REV. JIM COWELLS OFFICIATING. BURIAL IN MARS HILL CEMETERY. FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 UNTIL 8PM ON MONDAY APRIL 21, 2003 AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN KINGSTON.

REVA LOIS RAYDER MORRIS AGE 79 OF HARRIMAN PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY APRIL 23, 2003 AT ROANE MEDICAL CENTER. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF CHILD’S MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH AND A PINK LADY AT ROANE MEDICAL CENTER FOR MANY YEARS. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HUSBAND ANDY MORRIS, MOTHER MAMIE RAYDER, FATHER SAMUEL RAYDER, SISTERS FRANKIE SANDIFER AND MARY SHELDON, BROTHER TOM RAYDER. SURVIVORS: DAUGHTER & SON-IN-LAW: BETTY & SAM WILLIAMS OF HARRIMAN SON & DAUGHTER-IN-LAW: GARVIN & PHYLLIS MORRIS OF HARRIMAN, BROTHER & SISTER-IN-LAW: PETE & WILMA RAYDER OF OAKDALE, BROTHERS: ROBERT RAYDER OF WESTAL, TN. CLIFFORD RAYDER OF OAKDALE, SISTER & BROTHER-IN-LAW: PAT & HUGH MEDFORD OF MIDTOWN BROTHER-IN-LAW & WIFE: ESTES & THELMA MORRIS GRANDCHILDREN: LISA HARGIS GRIZZARD, TRACY MORRIS BODINE, CLAY MORRIS, DAVID MORRIS, ALL OF HARRIMAN, APRIL JACKSON OF KINGSTON. 9 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. HOST OF NIECES & NEPHEWS & MANY FRIENDS. FUNERAL 8:00 PM THURSDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, HARRIMAN. REV. RONNIE MAPLES OFFICIATING. INTERMENT 2:00 PM FRIDAY AT ROANE MEMORIAL GARDENS. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 TO 8 PM THURSDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME, HARRIMAN.

Hazel Blazer Hughes, age 90, died Thursday, April 24, 2003 at Rockwood Healthcare and Rehab Center. She was born on February 4, 1913 in Cocke County, Tennessee, but in the late 1930's, moved with her family to the Swan Pond Community in Roane County where she lived for over 50 years. Preceded in death by her parents, Newton and Sadie Blazer and sister, Mrs. Grace (Cecil) Ownby. Retired from Burlington Hosiery Mill, was a faithful member of Swan Pond Methodist Church, seldom missing a Sunday. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Maud (Mac) Dawson of Wellington Place, Kingston, Mrs. Pearle Blaylock and husband, Evert of Nashville and Mrs. Anna Wyatt (Fowler) Gamble of Harriman; several nieces and nephews. Funeral at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at KYKER FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, HARRIMAN. Rev. Louis Hill officiating. Interment Roane County Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman.

Shirley Ann Plemons, age 60 of Sweetwater, TN, passed away Monday, April 28, 2003, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville. She was a member of Glennlock Baptist Church of Sweetwater. Preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Evie Dotson; brother, Donnie Dotson; sisters, Juanita, June, and Emeeden Dotson. Survivors include: husband of 39 years, Daniel Plemons; daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Donnie Tuttle; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Barbara Plemons, Jim and Kristi Plemons, Jason Plemons all of Sweetwater; grandchildren, Travis, Cody, and Casey Tuttle, Jacob and Brent Plemons, Devin and Courtney Plemons, Deadra and Destiny Plemons; sisters and brothers-in-law,Barbara Lankford, Aldern and Dale Hall, Jewel and Bobby Tuttle, Fammie and Kerry Cansler, Elvina Goodman, Patricia Brooks; brothers and sisters-in-law, Elmer and Emma Dotson, Randy and Becky Farris, Ronnie Dotson, Gerald and LeAnn Dotson; In-laws, David and Peggy Plemons, Alice and Clarence Thompson, Donna Harrison, Jo Ann Geer; special cousins, Kathleen Currier, Duck and Jack Reynolds; several nieces and nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Bufford Albright and Rev. Charles Cassidy officiating. Interment to follow in the Christianburg Baptist Church Cemetery.


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