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Obituaries from June 2003

PAULINE W. DAVIS AGE 86 OF KINGSTON PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY JUNE 4, 2003 AT THE ROCKWOOD HEALTH CARE CENTER. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF PLESANT HILL BAPIST CHURCH. SURVIVORS HUSBAND OF 70 YEARS JAMES A. DAVIS. DAUGHTER AND SON IN LAW ESTER JANE AND LEON TOWNSEND. GRANDCHILDREN STEVE AND CELIA TOWNSEND. VICKIE AND JERRY HUGHES ALL OF KINGSTON. GREAT GRANDCHILDREN SHELLEY, DEREK, AND TRAVIS TOWNSEND. TRACE AND SHANDA HUGHES. FUNERAL 8PM FRIDAY IN KYKER CHAPEL WITH THE REV. BOB IVEY OFFICIATING. BURIAL 11AM SATURDAY AT FAIRVIEW CEMETERY. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 5 UNTIL 8PM FRIDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME KINGSTON.

NETTIE MAE LETNER AGE 67 OF TEN MILE PASSED AWAY THURSDAY JUNE 5, 2003 AT FORT SANDERS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF MAPLE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY PARENTS SAMUEL AND MARTHA RAY, BROTHERS KIM, JAMES, CHARLES, CHESTER, FLOYD, AND ROY RAY. SISTERS VONA HALLCOX AND NELLIE RAY. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: HUSBAND: PAUL LETNER OF TEN MILE; DAUGHTER AND SON-IN-LAW: PATRICIA AND DAVID MITCHELL OF KINGSTON; SON: STANLEY LETNER OF TEN MILE; SON AND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW: CALVIN AND ANNE LETNER OF ENGLEWOOD; GRANDDAUGHTERS: BRANDI LETNER OF TEN MILE; KATIE RODGERS OF ENGLEWOOD; STEP GRANDSON AND WIFE: KENDALL AND JONI MITCHELL OF ROCKWOOD; STEP GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: MIRANDA AND GUNNER MITCHELL OF ROCKWOOD; SISTER: MAUDE WOODY OF TEN MILE. FUNERAL 2:30PM SUNDAY JUNE 8, 2003 AT MAPLE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH WITH THE REV. GARY ROLEN AND THE REV. LESTER GUNN OFFICIATING. THE BODY WILL LIE-IN-STATE FOR AN HOUR AND HALF BEFORE SERVICES. BURIAL IN MAPLE GROVE CEMETERY. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 UNTIL 8PM SATURDAY AT THE KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN KINGSTON.

PAUL FRANKLIN ADCOX SR. AGE 71 OF KINGSTON PASSED AWAY MONDAY JUNE 9, 2003 AT THE METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER IN OAK RIDGE. A MEMBER OF CEDAR GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH . HE WAS A WELL KNOWN CARPENTER AND HOME BUILDER IN THE ROANE COUNTY AREA FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS. HE WAS AN AVID KINGSTON YELLOW JACKET AND U.T. SPORTS FAN ESPECIALLY FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL AND HE WAS A SUPPORTER OF THE MIDWAY GREEN WAVES FOOTBALL PROGRAM. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS FIRST WIFE ALMA FAYE ADCOX. PARENTS FRANK AND ELLA ADCOX. SISTERS LILLIE THOMAS AND MARY LEE SCHUBERT. GRANDSON EDDIE LOY ADCOX AND A SON EDDIE WAYNE ADCOX. SURVIVORS WIFE CAROLYN ADCOX OF KINGSTON . DAUGHTERS AND SON IN LAWS SARAH AND TIM TINKEL OF LIVINGSTON , TN; EUPHEMIA AND DANIEL KUYKENDALL OF KNOXVILLE . SONS AND DAUGHTER IN LAWS, PAUL FRANKLIN ADCOX JR. OF KINGSTON . KELLY BRIAN ADCOX OF U.S.M.C., KEITH AND VIVKI ADCOX OF KINGSTON . MIKE AND SHERRY ADCOX OF SWEETWATER. DAVID AND MARTHA ADCOX OF FOLSOM, LA; BILL AND CHARLOTTE ADCOX OF HARRIMAN; MARTIN AND LINDA AND JOHN THOMAS OF KINGSTON . SISTER AND BROTHER IN LAW LUCILLE AND DON STEEL OF MANCHESTER , TN; SEVERAL NIECES AND NEPHEWS; 12 GRANDCHILDREN; 8 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. FUNERAL 8PM WEDNESDAY IN KYKER CHAPEL WITH THE REV. TED CLOWER OFFICIATING. BURIAL 10AM THURSDAY AT CEDAR GROVE CEMETERY . THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 UNTIL 8PM WEDNESDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN KINGSTON.

EVELYN R. POORE PASSED AWAY MONDAY JUNE 9, 2003. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE KINGSTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, AND A RESIDENT OF KINGSTON FOR 50 YEARS. SHE WAS LOVED BY MANY AND WILL BE TRULY MISSED BY HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND JOSEPH CONLEY POORE, HER PARENTS AND NINE BROTHERS AND SISTERS. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: DAUGHTER: SALLYE ARMSTRONG OF KNOXVILLE; SONS: JOSEPH CONLEY POORE II; CHARLIE E. POORE AND WIFE ANITA OF KNOXVILLE; GRANDCHILDREN: STEPHANIE CHANCE AND HUSBAND BRYAN OF PLANO, TX.; LAMAR ARMSTRONG AND WIFE AMY OF KNOXVILLE; NICHOLAS POORE OF LOUISVILLE, KY.; KRISTIN POORE OF LOUISVILLE, KY; KELLER POORE OF KNOXVILLE; CARDER POORE OF KNOXVILLE; LUCY POORE OF KNOXVILLE; GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: LAUREN CHANCE OF PLANO, TX.; MALLORY CHANCE OF PLANO, TX.; AUDREY ANNA CHANCE OF PLANO, TX.; LANDON ARMSTRONG OF KNOXVILLE; ASHLEY ARMSTRONG OF KNOXVILLE. FUNERAL 2PM SATURDAY JUNE 14, 2003 AT THE KINGSTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WITH REV. REED SHELL OFFICIATING. ANY MEMORIALS MAY BE GIVEN TO KINGSTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. BURIAL IN ROANE MEMORIAL GARDENS. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 1:30PM UNTIL 2PM SATURDAY AT KINGSTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. KYKER FUNERAL HOME OF KINGSTON IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

Anna Rhea Morrison, age 88, of Paint Rock Valley Rd., Loudon, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2003 at the family home. Mrs. Morrison was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Morrison. Survivors include: sons and daughters-in-law, Michael F. and Penny L. Morrison of Paint Rock, Eddie and Peggy Yarber of Rossville, GA; grandchildren, Roy, Randy Yarber, Chris Morrison, April Woodard, Paul Coleman, Kesia Morrison; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Mildred McGinnis of Lenoir City, Pauline McPhail of Cleveland; brothers, Roy Thomas of Sweetwater, Clyde Thomas of Maryville; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends Saturday, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The body will lie in state from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with the funeral service to follow at 4:00 p.m. with Rev. Vincent Krauss, and Rev. Helen Shaw officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.

Gertrude Graves Richesin, age 82, of Sweetwater, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2003, at Sweetwater Hospital. She was a member of the Murray's Baptist Church of Sweetwater. Preceded in death by her sister, Bessie Wiseman, brothers, Boyd, Bud, Raymond, Remer, Refred, James, and Webster Graves. Survivors include: loving husband of 50 years; Gaither Richesin; daugther and son-in-law, Rhonda and Larry Kyker all of Sweetwater; sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Ruby Gourley of Calhoun, TN, Dennis and Cynthia Richesin of Sweetwater; granchildren, Rickey Joe Gourley, Mandy Kyker, Kelsey Richesin, and Lindsey Richesin; sister, Ruth Presley of Sweetwater; brother Randy Presley of San Bernandino, CA; special niece, Susie Patterson; seveal nieces and nephews; special friends, Dimpsie Potter and Alma Thompson. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends Sunday, 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 Rev. Sam Petty, Rev. Joe Caldwell, and Rev. Hobby Lawson officiating. Interment at 11:00 a.m. Monday in the Murray's Baptist Church Cemetery.

Charles Edward Fridley, age 83, of Sweetwater, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2003. He was a member of Forkner Chapel Methodist Church, local American Legion Post 106, and veteran of the U.S. Navy. Edward loved and respected the United States of America and our Presidents. He served our country in the Navy during WWII. He served on the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga CV-3 and was an Aviation Metal Smith Third Class Petty Officer. He was discharged from military service with Awards/Medals: Presidential Unit Citation, American Theatre, Asiatic-Pacific Area Ribbon and the Victory Medal and served on the ship during the "Magic Carpet" voyages on which thousands of U.S. Servicemen were brought back home after the war ended. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles Robert and Bettie Josephine Fridley; spouse, Myrtle Louise Fridley; brother, James Granville Fridley; nephew, James Allen Fridley; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. He had no children. Survivors include: brother, Thomas Benjamin Fridley of NC; nephew and wife, Charles W. and Gail T. Fridley; sister-in-law, Essie E. Fridley both of Sweetwater; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends Saturday, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Blanche Settles officiating. Interment to follow in Sweetwater Memorial Park. Military honors provided by Sweetwater VFW 5156.

Woodrow Wayne Plemmons, age 85 of Sweetwater, passed away Monday, June 9, 2003, at Sweetwater Hospital He was of the Baptist faith. He was a Veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Army; he was a survivor of Pearl Harbor. Preceded in death by his parents: Mack and Bessie Plemmons, brothers; Marvin and Eugene Plemmons, step-grandson Joe Guffey. Survivors include: Wife of 54 yrs.; Christine Wilson Plemmons; Sons and Daughter-in-law; Richard Wayne Plemmons and Fiancee; Nancy Youngblood, Jimmy Mack and Amy Plemmons all of Sweetwater; sisters and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Charles Sloan of Madisonville, Cookie McGinnis of Coral Springs, FL; sisters-in-law, Wanda Johnson of Sweetwater, Cahtleen Strickland, Sue Plemons both of Madisonville; step-grandson and wife, Leslie and Jeff Sloan of Sweetwater; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends Wednesday, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Gravesides services and interment 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park with Rev. R.L. Davis officiating.

FLORENCE M. JULIAN CRITES AGE 62 OF HARRIMAN PASSED AWAY MONDAY JUNE 16, 2003 AT HER HOME. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HUSBAND CURTIS L. CRITES, MOTHER MARTHA MAE CLARK, FATHER FRED CLARK, BROTHERS LAWRENCE (BIGGEN) CLARK, FRED (JUNIOR) CLARK, JOHN CALVIN (GUS) CLARK. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: DAUGHTER: VANDY EARICK AND HUSBAND TIM OF KINGSTON; SONS: RICKY JULIAN OF KINGSTON; RANDY JULIAN OF ROCKWOOD; REEDER JULIAN AND WIFE CRYSTAL OF KINGSTON; SISTER: MARGARET HALL OF HARRIMAN; BROTHER: JAMES M. (BUSTER) CLARK OF KINGSTON; 9 GRANDCHILDREN; 3 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. FUNERAL 8PM WEDNESDAY JUNE 18, 2003 AT KYKER CHAPEL. BURIAL 11AM THURSDAY IN ROANE MEMORIAL GARDENS. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 UNTIL 8PM WEDNESDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN KINGSTON.

TRULA LEONA CROUCH, AGE 92 OF KINGSTON PASSED AWAY FRIDAY JUNE 20, 2003 AT THE ROANE MEDICAL CENTER. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF ABUNDANT LIFE FOURSQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND MARTIN CROUCH, PARENTS WILLIAM AND ANNE BELLE OWINGS, BROTHERS GUS AND FRED OWINGS OF KINGSTON. SISTERS BONNIE LAWHORN OF LYNCHBURG, VA, DESSIE SEABRIGHT OF TOLEDO, OHIO, BEATRICE JABER OF PUEBLO, CO, LOUISE HERRELL, REBA AND MYRTLE OWINGS ALL OF KINGSTON. SURVIVORS SEVERAL NIECES AND NEPHEWS. FUNERAL 7PM SATURDAY IN KYKER CHAPEL WITH THE REV. TOM CROWDER OFFICIATING. BURIAL WILL BE IN MUNSIE INDIANA. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 5:30 UNTIL 7PM SATURDAY AT THE KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN KINGSTON.

EVERETT LEE PHILLIPS OF KINGSTON WENT TO BE WITH THE LORD SUNDAY JUNE 22, 2003 AT HIS HOME. HE WAS A MEMBER OF VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH IN KINGSTON FOR 30 YEARS. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS WIFE BARBARA PHILLIPS, FATHER TILLMAN PHILLIPS, AND BROTHER R. C. PHILLIPS. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: SON: ANTHONY LEE PHILLIPS AND WIFE TAMMY OF KINGSTON; GRANDDAUGHTER: HEATHER TAPP AND HUSBAND SCOTT OF HARRIMAN; MOTHER: DIXIE PHILLIPS OF KINGSTON; SISTER: RUBY NANCE OF KNOXVILLE; BROTHER: BILLY PHILLIPS OF KINGSTON. FUNERAL 8PM TUESDAY JUNE 24, 2003 IN THE KYKER CHAPEL. BURIAL 11 AM WEDNESDAY IN LAWNVILLE CEMETERY. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 UNTIL 8PM TUESDAY AT THE KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN KINGSTON.

HORACE “PETE” CRIDER, AGE 56 OF KINGSTON PASSED AWAY SUNDAY JUNE 22, 2003 AT VANDERBILT HOSPITAL IN NASHVILLE. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS FATHER HORACE CRIDER. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: WIFE: SUE CRIDER OF KINGSTON; SONS: MICHAEL CRIDER OF HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. CHRISTOPHER CRIDER OF CHATTANOOGA, TN.; STEP-SONS: MICHAEL ADLER OF JOHNSON CITY; KEVIN ADLER LAS VEGAS, NV; BOBBY ADLER OF PHOENIX, AZ.; SCOTT ADLER OF LAS VEGAS, NV.; MOTHER: HELEN CRIDER OF SEVIERVILLE; SISTER: SHEILA SMITH AND HUSBAND PERRY OF SEVIERVILLE. FUNERAL 7PM WEDNESDAY IN KYKER CHAPEL. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 UNTIL 7PM AT THE KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN KINGSTON.

ELIZABETH SHANNON MORGAN AGE 78 OF HARRIMAN PASSED AWAY TUESDAY JUNE 24, 2003 AT METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF CLYMERSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH. RETIRED L.P.N. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HUSBAND JOHN MORGAN SR, SISTER CLARA WILLETT & BROTHER JOHN SHANNON. SURVIVORS: DAUGHTER & SON IN LAW, CATHY & TOMMY CLARK OF HARRIMAN; SON & DAUGHTER IN LAW, JOHN HENRY & PEGGY MORGAN JR. OF SLIDEL, LA; SISTERS, LUCILLIE COLSON OF LIVINGSTON, TN, ETHEL SCARBRO OF KNOXVILLE; GRANDCHILDREN, LISA MILES JACKSON OF ROCKWOOD, KENNETH & TRAVIS MORGAN OF SLIDEL,, LA; SPECIAL GREAT GRANDCHILD, JEANELLE ROBERTS OF ROCKWOOD; GREAT GRANDDAUGHTERS, DALYNN MORGAN OF OLAK, LESLIE MORGAN OF SLIDEL, LA. FUNERAL 8:00 P.M. THURSDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL IN HARRIMAN WITH REV CHARLES KELLEY OFFICIATING. INTERMENT 11:00 A.M. FRIDAY AT LIBERTY CEMETERY. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 TO 8 P.M. THURSDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN HARRIMAN.

HOUSTON A. (TONY) THOMPSON AGE 72 OF KINGSTON WENT TO BE WITH THE LORD THURSDAY JUNE 26, 2003 AT FORT SANDERS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER. HE WAS A MEMBER OF SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY WIFE JOYCE THOMPSON, PARENTS CHARLES AND ISABELLA THOMPSON, BROTHERS HUBERT AND PAUL THOMPSON, SISTERS HELEN BRANSON, DORTHA THOMPSON. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: SON: SHAY THOMPSON AND WIFE ANDY OF KINGSTON; SISTER: NOLA BEA CARVER AND HUSBAND HOWARD OF KNOXVILLE; SISTER-IN-LAW: STELLA THOMPSON OF KNOXVILLE; BROTHERS-IN-LAW: LAMAR ROBERTS AND WIFE BETTY OF SPRING CITY; ROY BRADY AND WIFE NETTIE OF FLORDIA; SEVERAL NIECES AND NEPHEWS. GRAVESIDE SERVICE 11AM SATURDAY JUNE 28, 2003 AT KINGSTON MEMORIAL GARDENS WITH THE REV. BILLY WALKER OFFICIATING. KYKER FUNERAL HOME OF KINGSTON IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

LOETA CLARK GRAVES AGE 73 OF HARRIMAN PASSED AWAY SATURDAY JUNE 28, 2003 AT METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF WALNUT HILL BAPTIST CHURCH. SURVIVORS: HUSBAND CHARLES RICHARD GRAVES OF HARRIMAN SISTERS JEAN WRIGHT OF HARRIMAN SHIRLEY PECK OF HARRIMAN DEAN KENNEDY OF HARRIMAN BROTHERS GRADY CLARK OF KINGSTO CLAUDE “BUTCH” CLARK OF HARRIMAN SEVERAL NIECES AND NEPHEWS. FUNERAL 8:00 PM MONDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, HARRIMAN WITH REV. MIKE WINTERS AND REV. DENNIS JARNAGIN OFFICIATING. INTERMENT 11:00 AM TUESDAY AT ROANE MEMORIAL GARDENS. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 TO 8 PM MONDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME, HARRIMAN.

LAURA SMITH AGE 85 OF HARRIMAN PASSED AWAY SATURDAY JUNE 28, 2003 AT HARRIMAN CARE & REHABILITATION CENTER. SHE WAS OF THE BAPTIST FAITH. SURVIVORS: BROTHER & SISTER IN LAW, CALVIN & MARY JANE SMITH OF SOUTH GATE, MI. GRAVESIDE SERVICE 2:00 P.M. TUESDAY AT HARRIMAN CITY CEMETERY WITH REV FRED SCARBROUGH OFFICIATING. KYKER FUNERAL HOME HARRIMAN.

JOYCE CLOWER AGE 67 OF KINGSTON EXPIRED MONDAY JUNE 30, 2003 AT ROANE MEDICAL CENTER AFTER A LONG BATTLE WITH CANER. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF MARS HILL BAPTIST CHURCH. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS JAMES ESCO AND MAUDE JOHNSON ABBOTT. SEVERAL BROTHERS AND SISTERS. SURIVORS HUSBAND JOHN (JOHNNY) CLOWER. DAUGHTER AND SON IN LAW PATRICIA AND TERRY MOORE OF KINGSTON. SON AND DAUGHTER IN LAW JOHN AND GWENN CLOWER OF MIDTOWN. DANNY CLOWER OF CROSSVILLE. ONE SISTER. SIX GRANDCHILDREN; SEVEN GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. SPECIAL AUNT GENEVA JENKINS OF KINGSTON. FUNERAL 8PM WEDNESDAY IN KYKER CHAPEL WITH BROTHER RAYMOND BROWN AND BROTHER GLENN CLOWER OFFICIATING. BURIAL 1PM THURSDAY AT MARS HILL CEMETERY. A SPECIAL THANKS TO DR. RANDY KIRILUK AND STAFF FOR THEIR TENDER LOVE AND CARE. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 UNTIL 8PM WEDNESDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN KINGSTON.


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