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Obituaries from April 2002

Charles E. Bacon, age 76 of Harriman passed away Monday, April 1, 2002 at Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was a Navy veteran, serving in World War II. Member of First Christian Church in Harriman where he served as a Deacon and Chairman of Buildings and Grounds. Member of American Legion Post 53. Retired from the K-25 plant, Martin Marietta. Survivors: wife, Gilberta Whitlock Bacon of Harriman; sons and daughters-in-laws; Gary Edward and Georgeanna Bacon of Kingston, Gerald Oscar and Cathy Bacon of Kingston; grand daughters; Maggie Bacon Martin and husband Jason of Brentwood, TN, Janae Bacon Hendrickson and husband Brian of Harriman, Erica Bacon Taylor and husband Jason of Harriman; grandsons; Bradley Bacon and wife Amber of Kingston, Josh Bacon of Kingston; great-grand daughter; Alexis Taylor of Harriman, great grandson; Jason Taylor of Harriman, brother and sister-in-law; L.O. and Virginia Bacon of Kingston. Funeral will be at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday at First Christian Church of Harriman with Minister John Wagnon and Minister Bob Gamble officiating. Interment at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Roane Memorial Gardens with full military honors by Roane County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church in Harriman. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Christian Church, Morgan Street, Harriman. Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman serving the family of Charles Bacon.

Kate Jenkins Clark, age 91 of Harriman passed away Friday, March 29, 2002 at Rockwood Health Care Center. She was a member of Virginia Ave. Baptist Church in Bristol, Tennessee. A native of Harriman, resided in Bristol for several years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Clark, Sr., and several brothers and sisters. Survivors: daughter: Rita McGlothin of Harriman; son: Charles "Buddy" Clark of Elizabethton, Tennessee; son and daughter-in-law: Layne & Vicki Clark of Youngsville, N.C.; son: Duane Clark of Knoxville, Tennessee; grandchildren: Jan Stewart, Jeff McGlothin, Cheryl Clark, Tammy Cook. Several great-children and one great-great grand daughter. Several nieces and nephews and many friends. Funeral 8:00 p.m. Saturday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel, Harriman. Rev. Freeman Hicks officiating. Interment 4:00 p.m. Sunday in Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday at Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman.

Grace Owens McKinney, age 85 of Harriman passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at Roane Medical Center. She was a member of Trenton Street Baptist Church. A nurses aid for 19 years at Harriman hospital and worked at Trenton Street Baptist Church nursery. Preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Clifton McKinney, daughter, Frances McKinney. Survivors: daughters; Olga McKinney Owens of Oliver Springs; Ernell McKinney Renfro of Rockwood; sons and daughters-in-law: Orvis A. & Joanie McKinney of Kingston; Arkie R. & Carolyn McKinney of Kingston; brothers: Joe Owens of Maryville, TN, Don Owens of Oliver Springs; grand daughters: Lynnita Angel of Rockwood, Donna Owens of Harriman; grandsons: Damon Lance Owens of Oakdale, David Owens of Coalfield, Harold Godsey of Kingston, Michael Godsey of Kingston, Matthew McKinney of Kingston, Matthew McKinney of Kingston; step-grandsons: Frank Lambdin of Harriman, Michael Lambdin of Harriman; nine great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, great step-grandson: D.J. Gibson; sister-in-law: Elga McKinney. Funeral 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with Rev. Pat McGee officiating. Interment 10:00 a.m. Friday at Willard Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman. At the family's request, in lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the charity of your choice.

McClure, Floyd (Ted), Sr., age 77, of Kingston passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2002. Member and deacon of Tennessee Baptist Church for 24 years. Retired employee of Martin Marietta with 36 years of service. Preceded in death by his parents Rufus and Theodshia McClure. Survived by his wife of 51 years, Reva Jenkins McClure; son and daughter-in-law: Floyd and Wanda McClure, Jr. of Harriman; daughters and sons-in-law: Sharon and Steve Frizzell of Kingston; Debbie and David Coffman of Kingston; son: J.B. Jackson of Knoxville; brother: Boyd McClure of Lenoir City; sister: Lucy Sneed of Columbus, Ohio; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many friends and loved ones. Funeral 2:00 p.m. Friday at Tennessee Baptist Church with the Rev. Gene Colvard and the Rev. David Coffman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston.

Capek, Clayton J., age 80 of Kingston passed away, Friday, April 5, 2002. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, A WWII Army veteran and a member of the VFW. An avid bowler and fisherman known as "Mr. Crappie." Preceded in death by his wife, Maurine Capek. Survivors include: daughters: Sharron Stiles of Sparta, TN and Carla Disney of Rockwood, TN. Grandchildren: Shea Stiles, Justin Disney, Noah Disney and Chloe Disney. Sister, Eleanor Then of Cleveland, OH. Graveside service 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, 2002 at Roane Memorial Gardens with Dr. Roy Graves officiating. Full military honors given by The Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston.

Carrie Shillings, age 78 of Harriman passed away Saturday, April 6, 2002 at Roane Medical Center. She was born November 18, 1923. She was a member of Church of God of Prophecy in Harriman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Shillings, sons: Harvey and Richard Shillings; daughters: Clarice Beaver and Bobbie Strunk. Survivors include: daughters: Linda Love of Oakdale; Connie Shillings of Harriman; Denice Gann of Harriman; Roseann Shillings of Harriman; sons: Walter Shillings of Harriman; Michael Shillings of Harriman; Terry Shillings of Kingston; and David Shillings of Arizona. Twenty-six grandchildren and Twenty-eight great-grandchildren. Funeral 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with Rev. Leroy Burke and Rev. Betty Love officiating. Interment 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.

Bradley, James E. "Jim", age 71, of Sweetwater, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Sweetwater Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mr. Bradley was a honorary social member of the Sweetwater V.F.W. Post 5156. He was the owner and operator of Jim's Barbecue for over 25 years. Preceded in death by his parents: C.O. and Johnnie Mae Bradley, son: Jimmy Ray Bradley, sister: Lucille Brookshear. Survivors include: wife of 35 years: Shirley Bradley of Sweetwater; step-daughter and son-in-law: Gail and Ralph "Buddy" Carle of Sweetwater; step-son: Rick Moree of Sweetwater; grandson: Jimmy Bradley of Sweetwater; step-great-grandchildren: Joseph Shinliver, Ronald Nichols, Monica Moore; step-great-grandaughter: Sydney Rose Shinliver; sisters: Irene Stockton, Patti Wells both of Philadelphia, Jean Allison of Madisonville; brother: C.O. "Skip" Bradley of Loudon; 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. Monday. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. D.L. Gabrel officiating. Interment will follow in the Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park. Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater is in charge of the arrangements.

Dawson, Claude, Jr., age 73, of Philadelphia, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2002, at the family home following a lengthy illness. He was the owner and operator of Dawson's Barber Shop. Preceded in death by his parents: Claude and Irene Dawson. He was a member of the Beulah Chapel Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include: wife of 53 years: Alma Guinn Dawson; sons and daughters-in-law: Gary and Beverly Dawson; Fredy Eugene and Betti Dawson; daughter and son-in-law: Sharon and Earl Barnes all of Philadelphia. Nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren. Sister: Marian Jaynes, brothers: Charles "Cotton" Dawson of Niota; Ray Dawson of Sweetwater. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday with funeral services to follow at 8:00 p.m. in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Bill Dawson and Rev. Arthur Stansberry officiating. Interment 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the Beulah Chapel Church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Beulah Chapel Church building fund. Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater is in charge of the arrangements.

Ernest Pitcock, age 82, of Niota, passed away Monday, April 8, 2002, at Life Care in Athens. He was a veteran of World War II and retired from Sweetwater Utility Board. Preceded in death by: parents: Kittie and Morris (Banty) Pitcock; brothers: Kay, Gary, Albert, and Paul Pitcock; sister: Beulah Baskett. Survivors include: wife of 62 years, Mary Lee Lones Pitcock; sons and daughters-in-law: Ernest Buddy and Joyce Pitcock, Ray and Linda Pitcock, Mike and Sherry Pitcock, Melvin Pitcock; daughters and sons-in-law: Jerrelene and Gerald Brown of Niota; Wanda and Rex Dotson of Cleveland, Sandra and Johnny Davis of Niota; sisters: Lillian Carter of Chattanooga, Troy and Alice Kile of Fort Oglethorpe, Bernice Miser Sweetwater, Walt and Dorothy Zorn of Red Bank. Seventeen grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. The body is at Sweetwater Memory Chapel where the family will receive friends Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Service Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. in Sweetwater Memory Chapel with Rev. Bill Dawson officiating. Interment to follow in Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park. Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Ruth Cofer Polston Age 87 of Harriman passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at Roane Medical Center. Preceded in death by husband Tasco Adam Polston, daughter Nancy P. Allstun, daughter-in-law Barbara Ann Polston. brothers Abe, George, Bill, John, and Ted Cofer, sister Bonnie Jones. Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law Helen Joyce and Sam Brooks of South Pittsburgh, TN, son James Polston of Harriman, sister Helen Thornton of Harriman, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Funeral is 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel, Harriman. Rev. Randy Maxwell and Rev. David Harmon officiating. Interment 10:00 a.m. Friday at Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman. At the family's request, contributions can be made to Big Emory Baptist Church in Harriman, TN.

Lillian Porter Mason Age 84 of Harriman passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2002 at home. Born in Coeburn, Virginia and raised at Odd Fellows Home in Lynchburg, Virginia moved to Harriman in 1950. She was a member of Harriman United Methodist Church. Worked at Browder ( Clyson ) farm store, co-owner of Mason and Crass Fabrics and Harriman Occupational ( Pre-Vocational ) High School in South Harriman. Preceded in death by her husband Rev. Harvey Mason, Jr., parents William K. and Blanche McLeod Porter, brothers Tom, Bascom, Leon, and Bill Porter, granddaughter Sabra Renee Mason. Survivors include: daughter Dana Jean Mason of Cocoa Beach, FL, daughter and son-in-law Julia McLeod and J. Chris Keylon of Louisville, TN, son and daughter-in-law Anthony P. (Tony) and Becky Roberts Mason of Harriman, sisters Nanola Loyd of Clearwater, FL, and Nell Logan of Lynchburg, VA, sister-in-law Grace Porter of Mt. Vernon, IL, seven grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral 8:30 p.m. Friday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel, Harriman. Rev. Alton Johnson and Tony Mason officiating. Interment in Roane Memorial Gardens on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman. Contributions may be made to the Harriman United Methodist Church; P.O. Box 407; Harriman, TN 37748 or the American Cancer Society.

Daniel Nelson Wyrick, age 80 of Harriman passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at home. Preceded in death by first wife Mary Leach Wyrick, grandson, Christopher Jordan Steele, parents, Newton & Vesta Wyrick. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He retired from Norris Creamery in Harriman. He was a member of the Pentecostal Lighthouse Church. Survived by: wife, Elsie Clark Wyrick of Harriman; sons: Jerry Wyrick of North Carolina, Mike Townsend of Oliver Springs, Tommy Townsend of Kingston; daughters: Judi Gamble of Smyrna, TN, Sue Franklin of Harriman, Debbie Best of Harriman; brother: Alvin Wyrick of Naples, FL; sister: Mary Ellen Edwards of Harriman; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral 8:00 p.m. Saturday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with Rev. Norman Mullins officiating. Interment 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Piney Grove Cemetery with full military honors by the Roane County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.

Ernest Edwards, age 76 of Harriman passed away Friday, April 12, 2002 at home. He was a member of South Harriman Baptist Church, WWI veteran and was retired from the K-25 plant with 37 years of service. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. Survivors include: wife, Vivian Ruffner Edwards of Harriman; sons and daughter-in-law: Mike & Sandy Edwards of Harriman, Steve & Mary Edwards of Harriman; sister: Imogene Smith of Georgia; brothers: Clarence Edwards of Harriman, Lloyd Edwards of Harriman, Garland Edwards of Illinois: 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral at 8:00 p.m. Sunday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with Rev. Randy Maxwell and Ken Isham officiating. Interment 10:00 a.m. Monday at Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.

Mary Emma Fritts Rainey, age 89 of Coalfield Community passed away Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Methodist Medical Center. Preceded in death by husband of 46 years, Samuel Fritts and husband of 20 years, Leighton Rainey. She was a loving mother, grandmother and a faithful member of Coalhill Baptist Church. Survivors include: children: Roy & Ella Mae Fritts of Wartburg, Betty & James Ritter of Harriman, Gene & Della Bale of Kingston, Mary Hamby of Harriman, Donnie & Iva Coker of Harriman, Dean & Patty Fritts of Harriman, step-daughter, Linda Griffith of Petros, 29 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Coalhill Baptist Church where the body will lie in state for one hour before services. Rev. Bill Treadway, Brother Don Daugherty and Brother David Johnson officiating. Interment in Coalhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.

Renfro, Virgil Eugene (Lightening), age 74 of Rockwood passed away April 11, 2002 at Roane County Medical Center. A member of Post Oak Baptist Church. Prominent businessman in Kingston for many years. He was preceded in death by his father and mother John and Ada Renfro. Brothers R.L., Bobby, Johnny, James, and Jack. Sisters Alya Dean Turnbill and Madie Tipton. Survived by wife: Charlene Renfro, brother and sister-in-law: David and Sue Renfro, sister-in-law: Shirley Hickey, several nieces and nephews. The body will lie in state from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m., Wednesday at Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston. Graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday at Roane Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Larry Tilley officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Post Oak Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Richard Shelton, 115 White Heron Lane, Rockwood, TN 37854. Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, in charge of arrangements.

Lee Antonia Martin, age 35 of Dallas, Texas formerly of Harriman passed away Saturday, April 13, 2002 at St. Paul Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Survivors include: mother: Cindy Landry of Houston, Texas, step father: Andrew Mike Landry, Sr. of Houston, Texas, brothers: Jerry Eskridge of Houston, Texas, Travis Eskridge of Houston, Texas, step sisters: Candace Landry of Houston, Texas, step brother: Andrew Mike Landry, Jr. of Houston, Texas, father: Lee Anthony (Gene) Harkness of Harriman, brothers: Arron Lee Harkness of Oak Ridge, Louis Harkness of Nashville, sister: Penny Karness of Harriman, grandmother: Ceola Jones of Harriman, aunt: Anna "James" Randolph of Houston, Texas, uncles: Charles Ewing, Jr. of Nashville, Albert G. Hanks of Waldorf, MD, great-great aunt: Beulah Stone of Rockwood, great-great uncle: Rural Sharpe of Etowah, great-grandmother: Juanita Martin of Soddy Daisy, step-grandfather: Richard Smith of Soddy Daisy, host of great uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives, friends and nieces and nephews. Funeral 12:00 noon Thursday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with Rev. Alvin Douglas officiating. Interment in Oak Grove Cemtery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon Thursday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.

Hibbs, Roger F., died peacefully Sunday, April 14, 2002, at his home on Watts Bar Lake. Born in St. Louis, he spend his childhood in Charleston, Illinois. Mr. Hibbs received his Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from Eastern Illinois University, where he was honored as Distinguished Alumnus in 1982. After graduation, he joined Tennessee Eastman Corporation in Rochester, NY. He transferred to the Oak Ridge Operations in 1943, where he worked as part of the war time effort to develop the atomic bomb under the auspices of the Manhattan Project. While with Oak Ridge's nuclear energy program, he helped develop the first production analytical laboratory in the Y-12 plant, and pioneered the use of mass spectroscopy to determine uranium isotope concentrations as a process control. When he retired in 1984, he had been President of the Nuclear Division of Union Carbide for 15 years. Mr. Hibbs was a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Nuclear Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Tau Beta Pa Association. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the Tennessee Manufacturer's Association, the Maryville College Advisory Council, the Board of Engineering Advisors for the College of Engineering at Tennessee Technological University, and the Committee of Visitors of the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt University. He served on the Board of Directors of the Community Foundations of East Tennessee, the Knoxville Red Cross, the Tennessee Council on Economic Education, the Governor's Ambassador Program for Tennessee's Industrial Development, and the Valley Fidelity Bank. He was a member of the University of Tennessee Development Council and Chancellor's Associates, and a board member of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities. He served as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville. He was on the development board, as well as Chairman of the Board of Directors for St. Mary's Medical Center in Knoxville. He was most recently instrumental in the development and business operations of the Tazewell Pike Animal Clinic. Married for 57 years, Mr. Hibbs and his wife, Mary Jane Aland Hibbs, have eight children: Roger F. Hibbs, Jr. and wife, Kathy, Kathryn Hibbs Buckingham and her husband, John, Margaret S. Hibbs, MD (deceased), David J. Hibbs and his wife, LeEllen, Caroline Hibbs Stradely and her husband, Scott, Joanne M. Hibbs, DVM, Mary Beth Hibbs Sutton and her husband, Michael, and Daniel A. Hibbs and wife, Tania. They have 12 grandchildren, Angela Buckingham Melton and her husband, Mark, Lisa and Mark Buckingham, Aaron HIbbs, Mary, Theresa, and John Hibbs, Eric and Justin Stradley, Courtney Hibbs, and Matthew and Katie Sutton. They also have one great-grandchild, Matthew Buckingham Melton. A memorial Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Michael Woods at St. Mary Catholic Church in Oak Ridge at 2 p.m. on Friday. The family will receive friends at the church after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's School (Oak Ridge) Building or Scholarship Funds, or St. Mary's Medical Center (Knoxville) Residential Hospice. Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, in charge of arrangements.

Charles Terry Choate, age 49 of Knoxville, formerly of Kingston, passed away at his home in Knoxville. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by his father, Nelson Choate and mother, June Choate. Survivors include: daughter: Maggie Rose Choate of Bostic, NC, sister: Gloria Norman of Crossville, TN, brothers: Tim Choate of Gadsden, AL and Tony Choate of Cleveland, TN, several nieces and nephews. Funeral 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2002 in the Kyker Chapel with Rev. Larry Bolden officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston.

James "Jim" Adkisson, age 82 of Harriman passed away Sunday, April 21, 2002 at Roane Medical Center. He was a life long member of the First Christian Church in Harriman where he served as, Deacon, Elder, Chairman of the Elder Committee, Sunday School teacher and superintendent. He was an Air Force veteran and member of the Newman-Davis Post No. 53 American Legion in Harriman. He was Adjutant and Commander. Founder and former owner of Adkisson Florist. Graduate of Harriman High School Class of 1939. He was a football and basketball player for Harriman High School, President of the Harriman Cemetery Association tha helps start Christian churches in the East Tennessee area. Preceded in death by wife, Carolyn Lucillie Bizzell Adkisson, 6 brothers, 2 sisters, and his parents. Survivors include: daughter: Lois Anne Adkisson of Harriman, son: J. David Adkisson of Columbia, TN, sister: LoEmma Angel of Harriman, grandson: Travis Frost of Murphy, NC, grand daughter and husband: Wendy & Scott Wall of Etowah, TN, grand daughters: Alexys Wall of Etowah, TN, Alyssa Wall of Etoway, TN, Alayna Wall of Etowah, TN. Funeral 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church in Harriman with Minister John Wagnon and Minister Jim Gaudi officiating. Interment 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Roand Memorial Gardens with full military honors by Roane County honor guard. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church in Harriman. Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.

Sam Gallaher, age 94 of Harriman passed away Sunday, April 21, 2002 at Methodist Medical Center. He was a member of Mark Chapel Holliness Church. He retired from Y-12 plant in Oak Ridge. Preceded in death by wife, Daisy Gallaher, daughter Ada Talley, sons William Lee Gallaher, Robert Buttram and David Gallaher. Survivors include: daughters: Thelma Beard of Harriman, Lillie Mae Swann of Harriman, Gertrude Hall of Harriman, Lucillie Gallaher of Harriman, sons: Sam Gallaher, Jr. of Harriman, special grandchildren: Willie Gallaher of Harriman, Brenda Goins of Harriman, special niece: Louise Wilkerson of Harriman, host of grandchildren, host of great-grandchildren, host of great-great grandchilren. Funeral 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with Rev. Alonza Roger and Rev. Robert Hall officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.

James Earl Milhorn, age 79 of Kingston passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2002. He was a veteran of World War II. Having fought at Pearl Harbor. He was a member and usher of First Baptist Church of Kingston, he also was a member of Union Masonic Lodge #38. Preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Hattie Milhorn; brothers, Herbert, Paul and Harold Milhorn. Survivors include: Loving wife: Julia Jones Milhorn of Kingston, daugthers and sons-in-law: Cathy M. and Curtis Griffis, Janie and Van Hughes all of Kingston; granchildren: Adam Griffis, Eric Hughes and Shane Hughes, brothers: R.H. Milhorn of Johnson City, Wylie Milhorn of Johnson City, Bill Milhorn of Elizabethton, Tennessee and Tom Milhorn of Elizabethon, Tennessee. Several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 from 6 to 8 p.m. with funeral at 8:00 p.m. in the Kyker Chapel with Rev. Roy Graves of the First Baptist Church officiating, followed by a Masonic Memorial Service. Burial at Roane Memorial Gardens on Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. in lieu of flowers. The family requests that donations be made to: The Juvenile Diabetes Association; Knoxville Hospice; or the First Baptist Church of Kingston. A very special thanks to Tony and Carolyn Jones. Also special thanks to the Masonic Lodge #38. Arrangements by Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston.

Sally Odean Russell Stanford, age 76 of Kingston passed away at her home Sunday, April 21, 2002. She was born in Chanute, Tennessee on January 18, 1926. She attended Bethel Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the Mixed Adult Sunday School class. She was past chairperson of the Roane County Republican Party and President of the Roane County Republican Women's Club. She was active in the Kingston Cultural Arts Club and Craft Club. Preceded in death by parents, Willie A. and Dorothy Tompkins Russell and son, Larry E. Stanford. Survivors include: husband of 55 years: Lewis E. Stanford, daughters: Patricia L. Stanford of Oak Ridge and Pamela Roberts and son-in-law Mike Roberts of Birmingham, AL, grandchildren: Brian Frounfelker of Oak Ridge, Matthew Frounfelker of Knoxville, Rachael and Drew Roberts of Birmingham, AL, brothers and sisters-in-law: Noble and Lilly Russell of Melbourne, Florida, Joe and Arlene Russell of Byrdstown, sister and brother-in-law; Orpha and A.C. Koger of Byrdstown, sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Jeane and Lindy Lauve of Hot Springs, Ark, mother-in-law: Geraldine Stanford of Amory, Miss., nieces and nephews: Sherry Paris, Debbie Cedarburg and Myra LaRoche, David Russell, Joey Russell, Jim Russell and Jeff Lauve. Memorial services 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 in the Kyker Chapel with Rev. Mark Sherrod officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Association or Alzheimer Association.

Sarah Gallaher Williams, of Harriman passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville. Born September 21, 1920 in LaFollette, Tennessee, member of West Hills Presbyterian Church. Graduate of Stratford College and the University of Kentucky. Preceded in death by husband, Maurice K. Williams, parents, George Browder and Grace Martin Gallaher. Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law: Sarah Elizabeth and Lee F. Looney of Austin, Texas; sons and daughters-in-law: Browder G. and Lenora B. Williams of Morristown, Maurice K., Jr. and Janis T. Williams of Morristown; brother and sister-in-law: William T. Gallaher, M.D. and Irene L. Gallaher of Green Valley, Arizona; granddaughters: Grace Elizabeth Williams, Meghan Elizabeth Looney; gransons: Trent Thomas Williams, John Downing Williams II, Matthew Lee Looney, Craig Joseph Banek. Funeral 11:00 a.m. Friday at West Hills Presbyterian Church. Rev. Jeff Jenkins officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, LaFollette, Tennessee at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Friday at West Hills Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to West Hill Presbyterian Church or to the Maurice K. Williams Scholarship Fund at Roane State Community College. Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman in charge.

Maxie, Vivian, age 66, of Sweetwater, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2002, at her home. Preceded in death by her husband: Charlie Maxie. Survivors include: sons and daughter-in-law: Dale and Nancy Malone of Florida, Brian Maxie of Sweetwater, daughters: Letha Cabassa and Kelly Riccarida both of Florida, 5 grandchildren, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, and several nieces and nephews. The body is at Sweetwater Memory Chapel where the family will receive friends Sunday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral service will be Monday, 4:00 p.m. in Sweetwater Memory Chapel with Rev. Clayton Dunsmore officiating. Interment to follow in Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park.

Galyon, Stanley C., age 77, of the Paint Rock community, Philadelphia, TN died Monday, April 29, 2002, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center of cancer. A sixth generation Roane countian, he was born September 21, 1924 in Paint Rock to James and Thelma Galyon. He served his country in the Navy during WWII. He was a graduate of Kingston High School and Middle Tennessee State University. He was a former math teacher and basketball coach at Midway and London high schools. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Oliver and Thurlow; and an infant daughter. Survivors include: wife of 43 years: Norma Jean Galyon; two sons: Barry and Lewis Galyon; a daughter-in-law; and two grandchildren. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, with the funeral services to follow at 8:00 p.m. in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Larry Dye officiating. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 p.m. Friday at the Edgemon Cemetery for a 2:00 p.m. interment service. Kyker Funeral Home in Sweetwater is serving the Galyon family.

Lonas, Pearl D., age 91, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at Life Center of Athens. She is preceded in death by her husband; Arthur Lonas, parents; Joe and Hattie Dawson, two sons; Joe and Carroll Lonas. Survivors include: five daughters; Katherine Emerson of Sweetwater, Tennessee, June Abbott of Sweetwater, Tennessee, Louise Lowe of Rockford, Ill., Evelyn Howard of Athens, Tennessee, Diane Parks of Crown Point, Ind.; three sons: James Lonas of Niota, Tennessee, Roy Lonas of Niota, Tennessee, Wesley Lonas of Rockford, Ill.; two sisters: Dorothy Frisbee of Niota, Tennessee, Rosie of Morristown, Tennessee; 30 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren; 16 great-great grandchildren. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater where the family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2002. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of Kyker Funeral Home with the Rev. Emmett Morgan and the Rev. Charles Cassady officiating. Interment will be in West View Cemetery. Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater is in charge of arrangements.


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