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Obituaries from October 2002

DONALD McKINNEY AGE 59 OF HARRIMAN PASSED AWAY SATURDAY OCTOBER 5, 2002 AT ROANE MEDICAL CENTER. HE WAS A MEMBER OF SOUTH HARRIMAN BAPTIST CHURCH. MEMBER OF THE HARRIMAN CITY COUNCIL FOR 27 PLUS YEARS. A MEMBER OF ROANE COUNTY COMMISSION FOR 4 YEARS. HE WAS A VOLUNTEER FOR THE SHRINE AS A SHOE FITTER FOR 30 PLUS YEARS. HE WAS EMPLOYED WITH ROANE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR 34 YEARS. HE WAS A USHER FOR THE TN ATHLETIC DEPT. FOR MANY YEARS. A MEMBER OF THE HARRIMAN UTILITY BOARD, VICE MAYOR OF HARRIMAN, MEMBER OF THE EMORY GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB. AVID SUPPORTER OF HARRIMAN YOUTH SPORTS ORGANIZATION. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY PARENTS ROBERT & BLANCHE McKINNEY. SURVIVORS WIFE ANN McKINNEY OF HARRIMAN; SON & DAUGHTER IN LAW DUANE & MEREDITH McKINNEY OF MARYVILLE, TN. SISTER SHIRLEY BROOKS OF KINGSPORT, TN. BROTHERS HAROLD McKINNEY OF FT WALTON BEACH, FL ALLEN McKINNEY OF TULSA, OK FUNERAL 8:30 P.M. MONDAY KYKER FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL IN HARRIMAN WITH REV EDSEL WEST AND REV RANDY MAXWELL OFFICIATING. INTERMENT 11:00 A.M. TUESDAY AT WILLARD PARK CEMETERY. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 TO 8:30 P.M. MONDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN HARRIMAN.

Scarborough, Bill Eugene, age 75 of Harriman passed away Monday, October 8, 2002 at Roane Medical Center. Member of Trenton Street Baptist Church, Baraca Sunday School Class, graduate of Harriman High School, attended the University of Tennessee, avid supporter of Tennessee Athletic Department. He served in the Army in World War II at McArthur Headquarters. Prior to his illness, he was active in several organizations; Boy Scouts, Babe Ruth baseball, Rotary Club, Civitan Club, Jaycees (elected on of the ten outstanding Jaycees in United States). Preceded in death by his son, Michael E. Scarborough, parents, John and W. Marie Scarborough. Survivors include: wife of fifty-five years, Bonnie Huddleston Scarborough; son and daughter-in-law, Marshall and Christy W. Scarborough of Clarksville; grandson and wife, Timothy E. Dovita Scarborough; great-granddaughters, Danielle and Shauna of Kingston; brother and sister-in-law, Calvin and Virginia Scarborough of Kingston; sisters-in-law, Delta H. Abston, Blanche H. Davis both of Harriman. Graveside service and interment will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Roane Memorial Gardens with full military honors by Roane County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trenton Street Baptist Church or the charity of your choice. Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth M. McKeag, age 70, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2002 at Sweetwater Hospital. He was the former owner and operator of Pizza Plus Video in Sweetwater. Survivors include: wife of 49 years, Carole McKeag of Sweetwater; daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Jerry Allen of Newman, GA; son, Kip McKeag, grandson, Blaine McKeag both of Sweetwater; brother: Bruce McKeag of San Jose, CA; one niece and one nephew. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 8:00 p.m. in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Michael Cummins officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society or American Heart Disease Foundation. Kyker Funeral Home, of Sweetwater, is in charge of arrangements.

Lenny Green, age 59, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2002 at Sweetwater Hospital. He was retired from Vestal Manufacturing Co. in Sweetwater. Preceded in death by his mother, Betty McPeak. Survivors include: wife, Bertha Green; son, Michael Green; daughter, Rohonda Green all of Sweetwater; brothers, Johnny McPeak of Maryville, Paul McPeak of Byron, GA; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends Monday from 6 - 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Clinton Riddle officiating. Interment to follow in the Loudon County Memorial Gardens, military honors provided by the Sweetwater V.F.W. Gold Star Post 5156. Kyker Funeral Home, of Sweetwater, is in charge of arrangements.

Courtney, Mary W., age 88 of Harriman passed away Monday, October 14, 2002 at Roane Medical Center. She was a teacher at Harriman Pre-Vocational School for several years. Member of Lakeview Baptist Church. A Roane County Election worker. Preceded in death by her husband, Estel O. Courtney. Survivors include: son, Douglas Courtney of St. Petersburg, FL; daughters and son-in-law, Carolyn & Tommy Charles, Ginger & Bill Nolan all of Harriman; sister, Virginia Day of Chattanooga; brother, "Bud" Wilson of Chattanooga, 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 17, 2002, at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with Rev. Mason Goodman and Rev. Tim Shelton officiating. Interment in Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friendsfrom 6 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday at Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman.

Ethel Jones Collins, age 82 of Harriman, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at Fort Sanders Parkwest Hosptial. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kingston for the past 31 years and a dedicated member of WMU and River's Bend Garden Club. She was a shining example of Christian love, a loyal wife, cherished mother, and joyful grandmother. Ethel's sweet spirit and kindness will live on through her children and grandson. Her gentle manner will be missed by all who knew her. Survivors include: husband, Walter F. Collins of Harriman, daughter, Carol Fox of Naples, FL, daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Jim Reed of Coppell, TX, grandson; Barrett Reed of Coppell, TX, sister, Hazel McKinney of Kuttawa, KY. Funeral will be 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 18, 2002 at the Kyker Chapel with Dr. Carroll Owen officiating. Burial 10 a.m. Saturday, October 19, 2002 in the Kingston Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at the Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston.

James M. Cleveland of Knoxville died peacefully at his home on Friday, October 18, 2002. Mr. Cleveland was born June 13, 1922 in Sweetwater, Tennessee, the son of David Martin and Beulah May Cleveland. He attended the University of Tennessee, but left to serve his country in the 3rd Army under General Patton. After his service, Mr. Cleveland continued his education at Yale University, receiving his degree from the School of Architecture. Mr. Cleveland established his design business in Knoxville. Over the years, he opened Modern Day Furniture, Wellington Galleries, Cleveland's Incorporated, and, most recently, Cleveland-Smith Interiors. He supported the Knoxville Arts Council and the Ronald McDonald House. He was a member of the Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his daughters: Ashley Greenberg of Nashville, son-in-law Kenny Greenberg, and their children Rebecca, Henry, and Lily, Windsor Yellen of Colorado Springs, son-in-law, Mitchell Yellen, and their children Rachel, Winston, Zachariah, Abraham, and Eli, and his brother David Martin Cleveland of Sweetwater as well as many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church. Visitation with the family will be at the home of Mr. Cleveland in Knoxville immediately following the memorial service. Kyker Funeral Home, of Sweetwater, is in charge of local arrangements.

Jenkins, Charles Hollis age 55 of Harriman passed away Sunday, October 20, 2002 at Methodist Medical Center. He was a member of Union Camp Baptist Church in Macon County, Tennessee. Veteran of the U.S. Army. Preceded in death by his parents, Hollis and Hazel Jenkins, sister, Joan Ford. Survivors include: wife, Donna Jenkins of Harriman; daughters, Christy Jenkins of Gallatin, Tennessee, Candaic Heinz, Kayla Jenkins both of Wartburg, Amanda Bird, April Bingham both of Harriman; son-in-law, Kevin Bird of Harriman; sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy and Bill Law of Kentucky, Helen and J.B. Andrew of Nashville; one grandchild. Funeral at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with Rev. Randy Griffis officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman.

Eulala I. Guinn age 82 of Harriman, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2002 at Roane Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence James Guinn, parents, Noah and Alice Roberts, brothers, William and Gene Roberts and a sister Ruby Roberts. Survivors include: sons and daughters-in-law, Billy Joe and Barbara Guinn of Kingston, Junior and Marie Guinn of Kingston, Bobby Jack and Mae Guinn of Madisonville, Jerry and Sharon Guinn of Kingston, Ronald and Dotty Guinn of Harriman, and Butch and Gail Guinn of Rockwood; daughter and son-in-law, Annette Mussel White and Frank fo Coalfield; brothers, Dewey Roberts of Midtown and Floyd Roberts of Rockwood; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 8:00 p.m., Monday in Kyker Chapel with Rev. Wayne Burnette and the Rev. Ben Whittenbarger officiating. Burial 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Piney Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5 until 8 p.m. Monday at Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston.

Colleen Kyker age 77 of Niota, passed away Monday, October 21, 2002 at the family home after a lengthy illness. Preceded in death by her husband, Edward "Budge" Kyker. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Wayne E. and Sandra Kyker; granddaughters, Kelly Hannah-Kyker and Alix Kyker; great-grandson, Garren Hannah-Kyker; 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. Graveside and interment 2:00 p.m. Thursday in the Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Mike Barnard and Rev. Martin Bowlin officiating. Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston.

Garland N. Brown age 79 of Kingston, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at his home. A life long member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church where he served on the Maintenance Committee and past Sunday School teacher. Veteran of WWII and worked part time with the Roane County Election Commission and a fifty year member of Union Lodge #38 F& AM. He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Jane Bowers Brown; daughter, Kay Wade of Tybee Island, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Don Deakins of Soddy Daisy, TN; sister, Thelma Bush of Harriman; grandson and wife, Brian and Heather Curl of Reidsville, GA; two great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Kyker Chapel with Kenny Plemons officiating. Burial 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Kingston Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial be made to Cedar Grove Baptist Church Maintenance Committee. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston.

JAMES ROBERT (“BOB”) WILLOUGHBY AGE 89 OF HARRIMAN PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23, 2002 AT SPRING CITY CARE CENTER. A MEMBER OF SOUTH HARRIMAN BAPTIST CHURCH, RETIRED FROM MEAD CORPORATION AND A MEMBER OF SOUTHGATE LODGE 569 F & AM. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS WIFE, MARGARET HALL WILLOUGHBY, GRANDSON, GREG WILLOUGHBY. SUSVIVORS INCLUDE; DAUGHTERS & SONS-IN-LAW NANCY & BOB FLYNN OF KNOXVILLE, DEBBIE & SAM PIPKIN OF COALFIELD. SON & DAUGHTER-IN-LAW ROBERT “GENE” & FRANKIE WILLOUGHBY OF SPRING CITY. SISTERS-IN-LAW EDITH HYDER OF RANDLEMAN, N.C., GRETCHEL HALL OF KINGSTON. GRANDSONS MICHAEL FLYNN, MARK FLYNN, TIM WILLOUGHBY, CHRIS WILLOUGHBY, JAMIE WILLOUGHBY, SHAWN PIPKIN, STEFAN PIPKIN. 7 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. FUNERAL 8:00 PM FRIDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, HARRIMAN WITH GRANDSONS REV. MARK FLYNN AND CHRIS WILLOUGHBY OFFICIATING. INTERMENT 10:00 AM SATURDAY IN ROANE MEMORIAL GARDENS. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 TO 8 PM FRIDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME, HARRIMAN.

Wallace "Chief" Kermit Gray, beloved husband, father, grandfather, age 78, of Sweetwater, born on June 9, 1924 passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2002 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. He was a native of Green County, but lived all of his life in McMinn County. He was a member of New Bethany Baptist Church, but attended First Baptist Church of Niota. Preceded in death by his parents: W.C. and Lucile McConkey Gray. Survivors include: Wife of 56 years, Martha G. Gray; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Jim Alexander; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Rhonda Gray all of Sweetwater; grandchildren, Jarrod and Melody Gray of Sweetwater and Hilarie and David Prock of Knoxville; cherished great-grandson, Justin Ross Cole Alexander; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Margie Gray; sisters and brother-in-law, Josephine Dixon and Joyce Gregory all of Sweetwater, Geneva Robinson of Niota, Alice and Tommy Montooth of Monteray, TN; uncle, L.C. McConkey; aunt, Mary Rhodes, both of Sweetwater; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Sweetwater Memory Chapel, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with funeral services to follow at 8:00 p.m. in the Memory Chapel with Rev. Mike Farmer and Rev. Doug Alexander officiating. Burial 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park. Sweetwater Memory Chapel in Sweetwater, is in charge of arrangements.

Smith, Reba Alice, was deceased on October 27, 2002 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. She was born on June 6, 1928 in Butler County, Alabama. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Robert Lee Smith, one daughter Barbara Pope and husband, George. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren and preceded her in death, one son, Robert Earl Smith. Receiving of friends will be Tuesday, October 29th between 6 and 8 p.m. with the funeral to follow at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Oliver Springs with Rev. Garvin Walls and Keith Price officiating. Graveside service at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30th at Roane Memorial Gardens.

Jessie Ruth Rayburn, age 83 of Harriman, passed away Monday, October 28, 2002 at Roane Medical Center. Member of Swan Pond Baptist Church. Retired from Martin Marietta, Veteran of WWII (WAC). Preceded in death by her husband, George A. Rayburn, parents, Samuel and Mary Hutsell, sister Mary Joe Wilkins, step daughter, Johnnie Faye Bell and a grandson, Billy Ray Rayburn, II. Survived by, stepson and wife, Bill and Barbara Rayburn of Harriman; son-in-law, James W. Bell; step-granddaughter, Shelia Mendez; great-granddaughter, Stephanie Mendez; great-grandson, Ryan Mendez, all of Knoxville; brother, Carson Hutsell of Clayton, Delaware; Gordon Hutsell of Spring City, several nieces and nephews. Funeral at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Swan Pond Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon until 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Swan Pond Baptist Church. Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston in charge of arrangements.

Vada Huckaby age 95 of Harriman passed away Monday, October 28, 2002 at home. She was a member of Mill Baptist Church for 48 years. Preceded in death by husband Senior Huckaby, son Bobby Huckaby, grandson Gary Huckaby, parents Joel & Cora Griffith, brothers Bruce Griffith & Leonard Griffith, sisters, Nellie Sexton & Della Scott. Survivors: son & daughter in law, Clarence & Laura Huckaby of Harriman; daughter, Alma Moore of Harriman; sister, Macel Phillips of Wartburg; grandsons, Larry Moore of Harriman, Tony Huckaby of Powell, Eddie Huckaby of Colorado Springs, Co; granddaughters, Sandra Wade of Harriman, Sherri Salmons of Harriman, Betty Ann Daniels of Harriman, Karen Gow of Knoxville; 12 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren. Funeral 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with Rev. Billy Goodman officiating. Interment 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.

Martha Kinser Wyatt of Kingston, passed away on Halloween at Ft. Sanders Regional Hospital in Knoxville. She was married to Edward I. Wyatt, USNR. She was a teacher at Roane County High School from 1955-1963 and was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Kingston. She served on the Kingston City Council 1974-1978. She is survived by her brother, Alfred T. Kinser and his wife Agnes of Kingston, her sister-in-law, Peggy Bowen of Kingston; her daughter Marcia Pickel and son-in-law Jim Pickel of Kingston. Her son, Bowden Wyatt and daughter-in-law, Sara Wyatt of Jackson, Ms.; her granddaughter, Mary Lynn Pickel of Washington, DC, and her grandson, Robert W. Pickel and his wife Maria of Raleigh, NC; nephew, Edward Bowen of Starkville, MS and niece, Jan Judd of Atlanta, GA. Funeral at 2:00 p.m., Sunday in Kyker Chapel with entombment to follow at Roane Memorial Gardens. The family suggest memorial donations be made to the Roane Co. Cancer Society, P.O. Box 82, Kingston, TN 37763. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Sunday at Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston.

Ulis D. Galyon , age 91, of the Paint Rock community, Philadelphia, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2002 at Sweetwater Hospital after a brief illness. He was a member and deacon of Paint Rock Baptist Church. Member and Past Master of Paint Rock FA&M Lodge #367. Past Patron of the Paint Rock O.E.S. Chapter 454. Member of the Knoxville Scottish Rites of Free Masonry. Survivors include: daughter with whom he made his home, Betty Tilley; daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Randal Moore; grandchildren, David and Jeannie Largen; great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Jason Steele, Donnie Largen, Michael Largen, Chris Shubert; great-great grandson, Dillon Steele all of Philadelphia; step-son, Verlin Pitcock; step-daughters, Phyllis Rhodes, Pat Shell all of Sweetwater; several step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at Paint Rock Baptist Church with Rev. J.W. Smith, Rev. Keith Kile, and Rev. Ted Clower officiating. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Paint Rock Baptist Church Building Fund. Kyker Funeral Home, of Sweetwater, is in charge of local arrangements.


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