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Obituaries from May 2002

Emma Jena Miles of Kingston went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. She was a life long resident of Kingston, born January 27, 1921. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Lenoir City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Frank Miles and her son, James Edward Miles. She is survived by her children and their spouses: Glenna and Melvin Moore of Kingston; Gail and Mike Frisbee of Dalton, GA; Archie and Mona Miles of Kingston; Jake and Debra Miles of Powder Springs, GA; Irene Miles of Kingston. She leaves two sisters: Virginia Tate of Kingston and Floretta Brewer of Holnwald, TN. Seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2002 in the Kyker Chapel with Brother Eddie Chasteen officiating. Burial at Calvary Cemetery on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday at Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston.

Whited, Julie Anna, infant daughter of Calvin and Kimberly Whited, Jr. of Sweetwater, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2002, at East Tennessee Children's Hospital in Knoxville. Survivors include: Parents; sister; Hayley Whited; brothers: Zachary, Chad, and Robbie Whited all of Sweetwater; grandparents: Martha and the late Cooper Aikens of Athens and Patsy Simerley and the late Calvin Whited, Sr. of Sweetwater; uncles: Marty L. Aikens of Atlanta, Georgia and David Whited of Sweetwater; aunts and uncles: Dena and Barry Hamilton of Madisonville, Rachel and Robert Garrett of Sweetwater; several cousins. 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, with the funeral services to follow at 8:00 p.m. in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Robert D. Moore officiating. Interment at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in the Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park. The family would like to say thank you to all of Julie's doctors, nurses, and therapists, who aided in her care, Julie loved you all very much. The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Ronald McDonald House of East TN, or the East Tennessee Children's Hospital, memorials may be sent to c/o the Fairview Baptist Church, 112 Key Rd., Sweetwater, TN 37874. Kyker Funeral Home in Sweetwater is serving the Whited family.

Maurine Suttle Gregory, age 88 of Harriman passed away Sunday, May 5, 2002 at Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by her husband, Richard Earl Gregory, and also by one sister and four brothers. Maurine and her late husband (who was a square dance caller at Lincoln Memorial University for many years) received the Hall of Fame award for their contribution to square dancing in the state of Tennessee. She was a member of the Rambling Rebels Square Dance Club and club members will serve as pallbearers. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel Harriman with Brother Sam Leslie and Ed Strain officiating. Interment at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cave Springs Cemetery in New Tazewell, TN. Family and friends will gather at Coffey Funeral Home at 12:00 noon on Wednesday for processional to cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.

Dorotha Lee Neal, Age 73 of Kingston, TN passed away at her home on Monday, May 6, 2002 with family and friends by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband: John R. Neal; three sisters: Glenna Phillps, Dayton, OH; Melda Howard, Harriman, TN; Betty Loy, Harriman, TN. She was a member of South Harriman Baptist Church. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She was especially grateful for the care and companionship she received from her sister Alma. Survivors are: daughters and sons-in-law: Sharon and Jerry Jones, Becky and Ronnie Woody; three grandchildren: Bubba Poston, Jennifer Spurlock, Madison Woody; brothers: H.M. James of McDonald, TN, W.R. James, Jr., and Ralph James of Harriman, TN; sister: Alma MCCuiston of Kingston. Funeral will be 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 in the Kyker Chapel with Rev. Bill Duncan and Rev. H.M. James officiating. Burial at Kingston Memorial Gardens on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm. on Wednesday at Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston.

Rema L. Harvey, age 80 of Harriman passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at Harriman Care & Rehabilitation Center. She was a retired bookkeeper for Model Cleaners in Harriman, was of the Baptist faith, and was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Survivors include: sons and daughters-in-law: Bobby and Chris Harvey of Harriman, David (Mickey) and Pam Harvey of Harriman; sister: Eva Osborne of Mossy Grove; grandchildren and spouses: Donna and Rusty Hall of Harriman, Joy and Tommy Barnard of Harriman, Michal and Darrin Koziel of Harriman, DeWayne and Stacy Harvey of Kingston; seven great-grandchildren, also several nieces and nephews. Funeral at 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel, Harriman with Reverend Mason Goodman officiating. Interment 11:00 a.m. Friday at Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman.

Wilson, Alva Ruth, age 68, of Sweetwater, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at Sweetwater Hospital. She was a member of Old Sweetwater Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her parents: John Henry and Corra Mae Hughes Blankenship. Son: Ricky Wilson; brothers: James Henry and Ozell Blankenship; sister: Peggy Lorene Blankenship; aunt Juanita Carter. Survivors include: husband of 50 years: Raymond K. Wilson of Sweetwater, TN; son and daughter-in-law: Rev. Kenneth and Darlene Wilson; granddaughters and husband: Gretchen and Edwin Franks, Tabatha Wilson all from Newport, TN, Bridgette Wilson from Philadelphia, TN; grandsons: Rev. Kenny Wilson, Newport, TN, Dewayne Wilson, Athens, TN; twin sister: Alma Lewallen, Sweetwater, TN; sister: Loretta Cawhorn, Madisonville, TN; brothers: Rev. R.L. Blankenship, Loudon, TN, Rev. D.L. Blankenship, Sweetwater, TN; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, with the funeral services to follow at 8:00 p.m. in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Charles Hunt and Rev. Doyle Pruitt officiating. Interment 10:00 a.m. Saturday in the Corinth Cemetery in Loudon County.

Edgar Thomas Walden age 69 of Kingston passed away May 10, 2002 at the Roane Medical Center. He attended the Assembly of God. Preceded in death by his parents: Samuel and Pearl Brackett Walden; a sister: Margaret Christopher and a brother Bobby Walden. Survivors include: wife Helen Hicks Walden of Kingston; sons and daughters-in-law: Pete and Jean Walden of Harriman, Tom and Teresa Walden of Great Falls, Montana, Earl Ricker of Loudon; Daughters and sons-in-law: Diane and David Garrison of Harriman, Terry Raby Dutton and Suzie Walden of Harriman; grandchildren: Diane (Sissy) Roberts, Misty Walden, Michael Roberts, Amanda Hayley, Teddy (Tres) Raby, Tony Nicole Dutton, Breanne Walden, and McKenzie Walden. Great-granchildren: Jakob Hayley and Jordan Walden. Sisters: Marie Holder, Christine Holder, and JoAnn Johnson all of Kingston. Brothers: Dick, Bud, and Larry Walden all of Kingston. Special niece Kathy Selvidge and special friend Junior Ward. Funeral 8:00 p.m. Monday in Kyker Chapel with the Rev. Larry Bolden and the Rev. Noland Moore officiating. Burial 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Hazelwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday at Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston.

James "Jim" Day, age 74 of Harriman passed away Monday, May 13, 2002 at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge. He was a member of Harriman United Methodist Church, Roane County Court member, World War II Navy veteran. Mason and member of South Gate Lodge 569 F & AM, past Commander of V.F.W., avid golfer, graduated Harriman High School in 1948, and long time insurance agent. Survivors include: wife of 54 years: Eva Day of Harriman; daughter and son-in-law: Kathy and James Hembree of Harriman; son and daughter-in-law: Terry and Cathy Day of Harriman, son-in-law: Wayne Hembree of Chattanooga, Tennessee; sister: Betty Bass of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral will be 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel, Harriman. Rev. Alton Johnson officiating. Interment at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.

Donald Ray Denton, age 48 of Dalton, GA passed away Monday, May 13, 2002 at the Hamilton Medical Center. Preceded in death by parents: Roy Lee and Emma Louise Denton, brother: Jerry Lynn Denton. Survivors include: daughter: Teresa Ann Denton of Knoxville, TN; son: Timothy Chance Stanley of Intersection City, FL; grandchildren: Joshua Molina, Jason Gasca and Shaunisha Curtis; sisters and brothers-in-law: Barbara and Bill Stanley of Intersection City, FL, Bonnie and Greg Childs of Chattsworth, GA; brothers and sisters-in-law: Harold and Rosie Denton of Dalton, GA; Harvey Eugene and Kathy Denton of Dalton, GA, Willard and Rhonda Denton of Varnell, GA; many nieces and nephews; Uncle Jack and Aunt Betty Luffman of Kingston. Funeral 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 in the Kyker Chapel, burial at Childs Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston.

Rosa Lee Scott, age 79 of Philadelphia, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at her home. Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law: J.R. and Charlene Scott, David Lee and Barbara Scott, Billy Joe and Kathy Scott all of Philadelphia, Tennessee; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday with funeral services to follow at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Keith Kyle and the Rev. Ray Johnson officiating. Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery. Kyker Funeral Home in Sweetwater is in charge of arrangements.

Sena Stamper Walker, age 97 of the Dry Fork Valley Road, Philadelphia, passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 15, 2002, at the Sweetwater Hospital. She was a member of Concord Missionary Baptist Church since 1944. Mrs. Walker was preceded in death by her husband: John S. Walker, Sr., brother: Howard Stamper, sisters: Mattie Crabtree, Eula Tilley, Dassie Crabtree, and Jessie Hickey. Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law: John S. and Imogene Walker, Jr. of Dry Fork Valley, Philadelphia; sister: Isma Bettis of Missouri; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday with the funeral service to follow at 8:00 p.m. in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Neil Pillion officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the Edgemon Cemetery for a 10:30 a.m. interment.

Danny Clay Turner, age 50 of Harriman passed away Friday, May 1 7, 2002 at home. Preceded in death by his father, Claude Andrew Turner, mother, Hessie Turner, brothers, Benny and George Turner. Survivors include: sons: Tony Clay Turner, Clay Turner both of Harriman; sisters: Virginia Kilby of Rockwood, Janice Langley of Loudon, Carman Stout of Harriman, Willie Jo Tedder of Harriman, Betty Wester of Harriman, Wima Dean Housley of Texas, Monica Marie Cromwell of Macon, GA; brothers: Clyde Turner of Harriman, Charles Turner of Harriman, Jimmy Turner of Harriman, Jeffery Turner of Harriman; grandchildren: Gabriel Turner, Caleb Turner, and Aaron Turner. Funeral is at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with interment in Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday at Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman.

Marvin Faye Clemons, age 56 of Harriman passed away May 17, 2002 at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville. She attended New Century United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by her father, Dennis James Clemons; sisters, Grace Snodgrass and Pearl Dabbs, brother, Cecil Jerome Clemons "C-Rock." She leaves to cherish her precious memory, devoted sons: Victor Tarter of Knoxville, Anthony Tarter of Harriman, Brent Tarter of Harriman, a loving mother, Mrs. Jane Clemons of Harriman, brothers, James Edward (John) Clemons and Charles Dabbs, both of Harriman, sisters, Patricia (Arvine) Buttram, Kathy (Joe) Hodges all of Rockwood, Doris (Darrell) Johnson of Hopkinsville, KY, Betty Jackson of Harriman, Tarsha Clemons of Knoxville, and Alice Clemons of Harriman, a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends. Funeral will be at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel, Harriman. Rev. James Guthrie officiating. Interment in Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.

Claude Calvin Brackett, age 68 of Kingston passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2002 at Roane Medical Center. He attended Victory Baptist Church in Kingston. Preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Brackett and a daughter Claudia Brackett, parents, Tom and Willie Brackett. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the Union Lodge 38F&AM and a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite of Knoxville. Survivors include: wife: Mary Lee Brackett of Kingston; brothers: Paul, Wiley, and Larry Brackett all of Kingston; Carrie Lee Williams of Kingston; Geraldine Hagler of Rockwood; Virginia Fields of Smyrna, Tn; sons: Mitchell Lemons of Kingston, Mike Lemons of Sevierville, Tn; daughters: Theresa Melton of Kingston, Tammy Renz of Atlanta; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. The funeral will be 8:00 p.m. Monday in the Kyker Chapel with the Rev. Donnie Hutchins and the Rev. Randy Griffis officiating. Followed by a Masonic Memorial service conducted by Union Lodge 38 F&AM. Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary cemetery with full military honors by the Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday at Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston.

Evelyn Lennis Montooth, age 82, of Luttrell, formerly of Sweetwater, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2002, at her son's home, after a lengthy illness. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by her parents: William and Nora Kennedy, sisters: Inez Brannson, Imogene Jones, and Sue Williams. Survivors include: sons and daughter-in-law: Bryan and Mary Montooth of Luttrell, Michael Montooth of Sweetwater, and Leslie Montooth of Niota; grandchildren: Nikki Yates, Andrew Montooth, and Malissa Jane; great-grandchildren: Hannah Mikensie Yates; brother: William "Bud" Kennedy of Texas; sisters: Lois Mynatt, Jo Gill both of Texas; several nieces and nephews; former husband of 50 years: Ted Montooth of Sweetwater; very special friends: Mary Strevel, Lavonne Cochran, Tresa Chittum, Diana Ballard. The body is at Sweetwater Memory Chapel where the family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral service will be Thursday, 2:00 p.m. in Sweetwater Memory Chapel with Rev. Bobby Lawson officiating. Interment to follow in Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park. Sweetwater Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.

James Eblen Braden, age 90 of Harriman passed away Monday, May 20, 2002 at Roane County Medical Center. He was a member of Trenton Street Baptist Church, member of South Gate Lodge #569 York Rite Mason. A Navy veteran and member of Steadfast Sunday School class. Preceded in death by wife, Elizabeth D. Braden, sister Mary Ann Brown. Survivors include: sisters-in-law: Lillian Saffles of Knoxville, Barbara Langley of Portland, Oregon; several nieces and nephews. Funeral at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with interment in Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.

Donald Thompson, age 77 of Sweetwater, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Sweetwater Hospital. He was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church in Sweetwater. Survivors include: wife: Neda Thompson; sisters-in-law: Ida Jones, Evelyn Smith; brothers-in-law: Joe Smith, Jr., James William Smith, Charlie Smith all of Sweetwater; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Sweetwater Memory Chapel where the family will receive friends Friday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral service will be Saturday, 11:00 a.m. in Sweetwater Memory Chapel with Rev. James Caiderazzo officiating. Interment to follow in Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park. Sweetwater Memory Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Lois Anne Adkisson, age 48 of Harriman passed away Saturday, May 25, 2002 at home. She was a member of First Christian Church, a nurse at Roane County Medical Center. Graduate of Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia, MO, graduate of the University of Tennessee and was an avid U.T. sports fan. Preceded in death by her parents, James Jim Adkisson and Caroline Lucille Bizzell Adkisson. Survivors include: brother: J. David Adkisson of Harriman, niece: Wendy Wall of Etowah, TN; nephew: Travis Frost of Chareston, TN; grand nieces: Alexys Wall, Alyssa Wall, and Alayna Wall all of Etowah, TN. The funeral will be at 8:00 p.m. Monday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with Minister John Wagnon and Minister Jim Gaudi officiating. Interment at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.

May Belle Hamilton, age 81 of Kingston passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 11:30 p.m. at Parkwest Hospital in Knoxville. She was a member of Union Chapel Baptist Church and resided in the Lawnville Community. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. "Jick" Hamilton and son, Bobby Hamilton, mother, Addie Thomas Hamilton, sister, Reba Alexander, and brother, Zirkle Thomas. Survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Steve Kirkham of Kingston, one sister and husband, Jean and Roy Leffew, Jr. of Kingston. Host of nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 8:00 p.m. in the Kyker Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Nickell and Rev. David Harmon officiating. Interment 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Kingston Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston.

Chris "Bubby" Hillard, age 26, of Kingston, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at Roane Medical Center in Harriman. He was a member of Concord Missionary Baptist Church. A 1993 graduate of Mid-Way High School. Employed by Insituform Group of Nashville. Preceded in death by his grandparents: Billy Edgemon, Cliff Miller, Amos and Dollie Hillard, aunt: Sue Carpenter. Survivors include: father and step-in-mother: Gary and Darlene Hillard of Philadelphia; mother and step-father: Kaye and Roger McCullogh of Athens; sister: Kelley Lyne Hillard of Crossville; brother: Matt Hillard of Philadelphia; grandmother: Alice Jo Miller of Crossville; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; special friends: Jeff Kile, Robbie Moses, and Katie Griffin. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home in Sweetwater where the family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Thursday in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Caloway Nichols officiating. Interment to follow in the Edgemon Cemetery.

Tavares Ja'Caius Tobin, infant son of Starlotte Eugenia Pendergrass and Tavares Justin Tobin passed away on Monday, May 27, 2002 at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. Preceded in death by his grandfather, Michael Eugene Sanders and uncle, Rahsan Martin. Survivors include: brother: Kai'reese Ja Qwan Pendergrass of Knoxville; grandmothers: Charlotte Pendergrass of Harriman, Sherry Smith of Knoxville; grandfather: Charles Smith of Knoxville; great-grandmother: Mattie Pendergrass of Harriman; a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins. The funeral will be 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 30 at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman. Rev. James Gallaher will be officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.

Andrea Francine Davis Turner, age 56 of Knoxville formally of Harriman passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at home. She was a member of the New Century United Methodist Church. Employee of Lockheed Martin now known as B.W.X.T. Y-12 of Oak Ridge for 25 years. Preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Sophronia Davis. Survivors include: daughters: Angela Eldridge of Knoxville, Yvonnca Cuxart of Knoxvile; son: Hank Eldridge of Harriman; sister: Adrienne Davis of Atlanta, GA; aunt: Bonnie Coleman of Harriman; grandchildren: Andrea Eldridge of Harriman, Adrienne Cuxart of Knoxville. The funeral will be 12:00 noon Saturday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with Evangelist Willie Mae Springs officiating. Entombment in Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 11 to 12 noon Saturday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.

Emmogene Adcock Ruffner, age 91 of Dayton, Tennessee formally of Harriman, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at Marshall Voss Health Care Center. She was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include: husband: B.W. Ruffner of Dayton, Tennessee; sons: John B. Adcock of Winchester, Tennessee, William S. Adcock of Harriman; brother: Dr. Jay L. Sadler of Harriman; sisters: Pearl Pruitt of York, PA, Delores Bradley of Spartenburg, SC, 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with Rev. Charles Kelly officiating. Interment in Emory Heights Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm. to 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.

Lydia Edith Ladd Crowe, age 81 of Kingston, born July 31, 1920 passed away suddenly Thursday, May 30, 2002 at her home. Member of Poplar Springs Primitive Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her parents: Ernest and Nettie Ladd, husband: Ernest Crowe, brothers: Boyd and Curtis Ladd, grandson: Larry Crowe, and great grandson: Preston McNew. Survivors include: son: Ray Crowe; daughters and sons-in-law: Wanda and Mike Rains, Brenda and Bob Gouldy all of Kingston; grandchildren: Wendy and David McNew, Melissa and Ross Heidinger, Brian and Justin Gouldy; great-grandchildren: Brandon McNew all of Kingston; brother: Ralph Ladd of Kingston; brothers and sisters-in-law: James Avery and Becky Ladd of Kingston, R.W. and Edith Ladd of Harriman, Clarence and Ginger Ladd of Belmont, NC; sisters and brothers-in-law: Betty and Buddy Whitten, Whitley, NC, Imogene and John Zuydwegt of Greensboro, NC; sister-in-law: Betty Ladd of Kingston. The funeral will be at 8:00 p.m. Friday in Kyker Chapel with Elder Gary Massengill, Elder Danny McKee and Elder Dewey Brown officiating. Burial at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Poplar Springs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Poplar Springs Primitive Baptist Church Building Fund. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston.

Clarence Morgan, age 76, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at Sweetwater Hospital. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife: Pearlee Morgan, parents: Charlie nad Girdie Morgan, son: Kenneth Ray Morgan, daughter: Margaret Morgan. Survivors include: daughter: Alice Morgan; sons and daughters-in-law: Clarence Morgan, Jackie Morgan, Johnny and Darlene Morgan, Robert and Susie Morgan all of Sweetwater; 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. The body is at Sweetwater Memory Chapel where the family will receive friends Thursday, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service to follow in Sweetwater Memory Chapel with Rev. Russ Cooper officiating. Graveside service, Friday at 11:00 a.m. in Sweetwater Memorial Park. Sweetwater Memory Chapel in charge of the arrangements.

Rev. Lawrence Lee Byrd, age 76, formerly of Harriman, Tennessee and Cincinnati, Ohio passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at his home. Rev. Byrd was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army Air Force. He was the pastor of numerous churches in Ohio and Tennessee before retiring to Farmville, NC. Rev. Byrd was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Byrd. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Byrd of the home; one daughter, Brenda Boberg of Farmville, NC; two sons, David Byrd of Cincinnati, Ohio and Phillip Byrd of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two sisters, Nora Lou McKee of Wedron, Illinois, and Diana Jane Meinen of El Rancho, Mexico, three brothers, Noah David Byrd of Harriman, Tennessee, Ernest Byrd of Clinton, Tennessee, and Henry Byrd of Pine Orchard, Tennessee, and nine grandchildren. The funeral will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel, Harriman, Tennessee by Bradley Boberg and Rev. E.L. Scarborough. Interment will follow in Roane Memorial Gardens in Rockwood, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Saturday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.

Beulah P. Burns, age 89 longtime Harriman business owner of Burns "Harriman Home of Fashion," passed away Thursday, May 30, 2002. She was the oldest of ten children born to the late Arthur and Vannie Prichard. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Burns, sisters Pauline Cromer and Lucille Huffine; brothers, Ray Prichard and Jay Prichard. Survivors include: sisters, Irene Adkisson and Betty Phillips, brothers, Ralph Prichard, Don Prichard, and Robert Prichard. The funeral will be 7:00 p.m. Friday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with Rev. Mason Goodman officiating. Friends and family will gather at Roane Memorial Gardens in Rockwood at 3:45 on Saturday for burial at 4:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman. Special thanks to Sissy Shirer, Freda Prichard and Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center for their loving and devoted care.

Warren Lee Gallaher, age 32 of Oak Ridge, Tennessee formerly of Harriman passed away May 31, 2002 at U.T. Hospital. Warren was a 1988 graduate of Harriman High School, an avid Florida Gator fan, and dedicated softball coach for the Diamond Dodgers Fast-Pitch Softball Academy in Rockwood. He was a very loving nad devoted father, son, and brother and was loved by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his father, Rufus Hill, Jr. and grandparents, Herschel and Myrtle (Myers) Gallaher. He leaves to cherish his loving memory, 2 daughters: Candace Leigh Gallaher of Oak Ridge and Taylor Tahnee Gallaher of Knoxville; mother, Hattie Gallaher; and a devoted sister, Regina Gallaher both of Harriman; one brother David Inman of Ohio; grandfather: Rufus Hill, Sr. of Emory Gap; two aunts: Lucille Dean of Ohio and Judy (Spencer) Anderson of Harriman, four uncles: Homer (Yvonne) Gallaher of Kingston, Jackie Gallaher of Harriman, David and Wilmer Gallaher of Ohio, two nieces, Marinea and Arissa Inman; two nephews: Malcom and Isaiah Inman; special cousins: Latoya and Jerome Anderson of Nashville, Rodney Gallaher of Oak Ridge, special friends: Michelle Fortner of Oak Ridge, David Johnson of Kingston, Aaron Harkness of Oak Ridge, Dorenda Johnson of Harriman and Biker Crew, and a host of great aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. The funeral will be 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with Rev. Alvin Douglas officiating. Interment at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at New Bazeltown Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.


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