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Miscellaneous Roane County, Tennessee Obituaries


Obituaries from December 2002

Sarah Ruth Branam, a loving wife, a caring mother, a passionate friend and a devoted Christian, left today, December 1, 2002, to be with Jesus. Ruth is survived by her beloved husband, Walter Vernon Branam of Harriman, Tennessee, who served in the European theater during World War II; daughters Ginger Duncan of St Louis, Missouri, Karen Sue Robinson of Chesapeake, Virginia, Michelle Lynn Gann of Rogersville, Tennessee and Karen Rose Coy of Swannanoa, North Carolina; sons Walter Vernon Branam of Richmond, Virginia, Gene Harold Branam of Cincinnati, Ohio and Alan Wayne Branam of Evergreen, Colorado; grandsons Roy Duncan, Matthew Adam Branam and Jason Wesley Robinson; granddaughters Sarah Gail Gann, Jenny Mullins, Amy Melendez, Brandy Galloway, Andrea Rochelle Dewhirst, Kelly Lynn Cartwright, Jennifer Elaine Valentine, Amanda Gay Branam and Heather Branam White; great grandson Jose Melendez; great granddaughters Kayla Mackenzie Dewhirst, Elizabeth Valley and Rowan Galloway; and her brothers and sisters, Jim Blankenship of Jacksboro, Tennessee, Buddy Blankenship of Elkton,Virginia, Mildred Suttles of Dayton, Ohio, Deloris Hopkins of Fairborn, Ohio, Mary Blankenship of San Antonio, Texas, Harold Blankenship of Albemarle, North Carolina, Willard Blankenship of Phoenix, Arizona and Everett Blankenship of Baltimore, Maryland. Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 P.M. Monday December 2 at Kyker Funeral Home, 430 Morgan Street, Harriman, Tennessee 37748. The funeral will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday December 3 at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel with internment to follow at Roane Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Wartburg Central Middle School, 146 Liberty Road, Wartburg, Tennessee 37887, 1-423-346-2800, Judy Hurst principle or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at either 1-800-822-6344 by phone, donors@stjude.org by internet or 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 by mail.

Una V. Smith, age 65, of Harriman, passed away Monday, December 2, 2002, at Roane Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith, an active member of the Girl Scouts Association and a retired local restaurant employee. Survivors include: daughter, Lisa Googe of Harriman; son, William C. Smith of Harriman; grandchildren, Andrew Googe of Harriman, William Perry Smith of Nashville, Joey Leigh Michelle Smith of Harriman; several half brothers and sisters. Funeral 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel, Harriman, with Rev. David Harmon officiating. Interment in Piney Cemetery, Oakdale. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday at Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman.

Josephine Brewster, age 89, of Harriman, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2002, at Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Brewster. Survivors include: niece, Kaye Gruszka of Harriman; daughter, Mary Gail Jordan of Mobile, AL; son, Mike Brewster of Gaffney, SC; sister, Eula Haupert of Rockwood; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral service at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Piney Grove Cemetery in Midtown with Rev. Tim Bradshw officiating. At the family's request, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman, to help with funeral expenses.

Gertrude Brown Lewis of Kingston, passed away Monday, December 2, 2002 at the Roane Medical Center in Harriman. Mrs. Lewis was born in New York City, the daughter of Earl and Mildred Kenyon Brown. She lived in Browns Mills, NJ. Prior to moving to Kingston, and was a long time employee of Howard Johnson restaurants in New Jersey. Mrs. Lewis was a member of Kingston United Methodist Church where she was active in the nursery department for many years. Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Lewis. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Katharine Lewis Baxter of Ft. Myers, FL and Farmingdale, NJ; step-son, William Lewis, Jr. of Ormond Beach, FL; step-daughter, Viola Lewis Robbins of Sarasota, FL; 11 step-grandchildren; 20 step-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many special friends. Funeral at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in Kyker Chapel with Rev. Reed Shell officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Wednesday at Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston.

Donald Wright, age 40 of Harriman, passed away Monday, December 2, 2002 at his home. A member of Boilermakers Local 453. Preceded in death by his father, Charles David Wright, grandparents, Chester S. Wright, Avery and Edith Farr and Louise Farr. Survivors include: daughter, Pamela Wright of Harriman; son, Bryan Gammons of Harriman; mother, Lois Wright of Nashville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Cheryl and Ricky Bosley of Joelton, TN, Villita and Greg Ellis of Lavergne, TN; brother, Terry Wright of Springfield, TN; brother and sister-in-law, James and Candace Wright of Harriman; grandmother, Julia Wright of Nashville. The funeral will be 2:30 p.m., Thursday in the Kyker Chapel. Burial to follow in the Roane Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.

Bertha Stephens Daugherty, age 88, of Sweetwater, passed away on Monday, December 2, 2002, at Sweetwater Nursing Center after a lengthy illness. She was a member of Christianburg Baptist Church of Sweetwater. Retired from Bell South on February 5, 1977 after 42 years of service. Preceded in death by her parents, Mack and Ethel Webb Stephens; husband, Clarence K. Daugherty; brother, Roy Stephens; sister, Eva McDaniel. Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne D. and Philip Roy of Sweetwater; grandsons, Jason and Will Roy attending Carson Newman College; sisters, Edna Joines of La Fayette, GA, Nancy Jo Webb of Niota; brothers, Lemuel Stephens of Sweetwater, Hobert Stephens of La Fayette, GA; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with the funeral service to follow in Kyker's Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Anderson McCulley and Rev. Keith Wheeler officiating. Interment 12:00, noon, Thursday in the Christianburg Baptist Church Cemetery. Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater is in charge of arrangements.

MILDRED ADKISSON WOOD AGE 77, OF HARRIMAN PASSED AWAY TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2002 AT METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER IN OAK RIDGE. SHE WAS A RETIRED REGISTERED NURSE, HAVING WORKED MANY YEARS IN THE OFFICE OF DR. L.A. KILLEFFER AND AS SCHOOL NURSE FOR THE HARRIMAN CITY SCHOOL SYSTEM. SHE WAS A LIFELONG MEMBER OF THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN HARRIMAN. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, CHARLES W., SR. AND DOLLIE RUTH ADKISSON AND BY HER BROTHER, ROBERT. SURVIVORS: HUSBAND: GARLAND W. WOOD OF HARRIMAN DAUGHTER & SON-IN-LAW: JANICE W. & CHARLES BOWMAN OF JOHNSON CITY, SON & DAUGHTER-IN-LAW: CHUCK & CHRISTY WOOD OF KINGSTON, BROTHER & SISTER-IN-LAW: CHARLES W., JR. & JUDY ADKISSON OF MARYVILLE, GRANDDAUGHTERS: AMY BOWMAN & CARLA BOWMAN OF JOHNSON CITY, LAUREN WOOD & LINDSAY WOOD OF KINGSTON. GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER: KATIE PAIGE BOWMAN OF JOHNSON CITY. GREAT GRANDSON: CHANCE BOWMAN OF JOHNSON CITY. FUNERAL 8:00 P.M. THURSDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME HARRIMAN. INTERMENT IN ROANE MEMORIAL GARDENS 11:00 A.M. FRIDAY. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 P.M. THURSDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME HARRIMAN. AT THE FAMILY’S REQUEST, IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, MEMORIAL DONATIONS MAY BE MADE TO THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY.

Paul L. McKay, age 77, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2002. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Sweetwater, where he sang in the church choir. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the US Navy. Preceded in death by his parents, Delbert and Iva McKay and stepfather, Noel Moss. Survivors include: wife, Madelyn Craig McKay of Sweetwater; daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Miles Huskey of Sweetwater; son and daughter-in-law, Craig Graham and Amy McKay of Columbia, MO; 5 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; sister, Phyllis McKay Overton of Kansas City, MO; several nieces and nephews. There will be no formal visitation and service. Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater is in charge of arrangements.

JOHN C. GILMOR, AGE 88 OF HARRIMAN PASSED AWAY THURSDAY DECEMBER 5, 2002 AT METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER IN OAK RIDGE. HE WAS A RETIRED LIEUTENANT COLONEL FROM THE U.S. AIR CORPS, HAVING SERVED IN EUROPE FOR 39 MONTHS DURING WWII. HE OWNED AND OPERATED GILMOR FIRESTONE HARDWARE STORE IN HARRIMAN FOR 20 YEARS. HE WAS A RETIRED TEACHER & PRINCIPAL WITH THE HARRIMAN CITY SCHOOL SYSTEM & WAS LATER ELECTED TO SERVE ON THE HARRIMAN CITY SCHOOL BOARD. HE WAS A 50-YEAR MEMBER OF SOUTHGATE LODGE #569 F & A M. HE WAS ALSO A PILOT AND A LIFELONG PRESBYTERIAN. HE WAS A GRADUATE OF GREENBRIAR MILITARY SCHOOL IN WEST VIRGINIA; THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY; THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE AND TENNESSEE TECH UNIVERSITY. SURVIVORS: COMPANION OF 50 YEARS: MARY FRANCES GRIZZELL OF McMINNVILLE; DAUGHTER: SANDRA LAPOLLO OF AMHERST, MA; SON: JOHN B. SWERDFEGER OF BRAWLEY, CA; BROTHER: ROBERT GILMOR OF DENVER, CO; GRANDSONS: GABRIEL LAPOLLO, DANIEL LAPOLLO, NICHOLAS LAPOLLO, ALL OF AMHERST, MA; RONALD SWERDFEGER AND JOHN SWERDFEGER, BOTH OF BRAWLEY, CA. FUNERAL 9:30 A.M. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10 AT THE TENNESSEE VETERANS CEMETERY, LYONS VIEW PIKE, KNOXVILLE WITH FULL MILITARY HONORS AND INTERMENT TO FOLLOW IN THE CEMETERY. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 P.M. MONDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN HARRIMAN. AT THE FAMILY’S REQUEST, IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, MEMORIAL DONATIONS MAY BE MADE TO THE HARRIMAN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION.

CLARENCE E. HUCKABY, AGE 76 OF HARRIMAN PASSED AWAY FRIDAY DECEMBER 6, 2002 AT ROANE MEDICAL CENTER. HE WAS A MEMBER OF MILL BAPTIST CHURCH OF HARRIMAN AND A RETIREE OF MEAD CORP. IN HARRIMAN. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS FATHER SENIOR HUCKABY, MOTHER VADA HUCKABY AND BROTHER BOBBY LEE HUCKABY. SURVIVORS: WIFE: LAURA F. HUCKABY OF HARRIMAN; SON, CLARENCE E. HUCKABY JR OF COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; SON & DAUGHTER IN LAW, TONY JOEL & JANICE HUCKABY OF POWELL; DAUGHTER & SON IN LAW, KAREN & ANDREW GOW OF KNOXVILLE; GRANDDAUGHTERS, TONYA RENEE; AMANDA MARIE HUCKABY BOTH OF POWELL; SISTER, ALMA MOORE OF HARRIMAN. FUNERAL 8:00 P.M. SUNDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL IN HARRIMAN WITH REV EDDIE NEELEY OFFICIATING. INTERMENT 2:00 P.M. MONDAY AT ROANE MEMORIAL GARDENS. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 TO 8 P.M. SUNDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN HARRIMAN.

Beecher H. Cagle, age 72, of Sweetwater, a resident of McMinn Co., passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2002 at Athens Regional Medical Center, after a lengthy illness. He was of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Louis Cagle; brothers, Jay Cagle, Lee Roy Cagle; sisters, Reba Sloan and Hazel Palmer. Retired from Hiwassee Builders Supply. Also an employee of R.J. Melton for many years. Survivors include: wife of 45 years, Agnes Farrell of Sweetwater; daughters, Margaret Lee of Athens, Sharon West of Sweetwater; brothers, Bill Cagle of Truckee, CA, Glenn Cagle of Sweetwater; sister; Beatrice Ratledge of Niota; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends Tuesday 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. John Smith officiating. Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, in the Old Fashion Baptist Church cemetery. Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater is in charge of arrangements.

ARLIE MAYTON, AGE 88 OF HARRIMAN PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY MORNING DECEMBER 11, 2002 AT THE ROANE MEDICAL CENTER. SHE HAD BEEN AT THE MARSHALL VOSS HEALTH CARE CENTER FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS. SHE WAS BORN IN HARRIMAN AUGUST 5, 1914. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF MILL BAPTIST CHURCH. SHE WORKED AT ROANE HOSIERY MILL IN HARRIMAN. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND JAMES MAYTON, PARENTS MARTIN FRANKLIN AND SARAH ELIZABETH ERWIN WEBB, BROTHERS MARTIN, JOHN, ULLERY, BENJAMINE, WILLIE, AND GEORGE WEBB, SISTER JULIA MAE HICKMAN. SURVIVORS: NIECES, BECKY COX, LOUISE GREER; GREAT NEPHEWS, BOBBY COX, DAVID COX, CHARLES WEBB, JAMES HICKMAN, BILLY HAMMONS, TOMMY HAMMONS, LEWIS WEBB; GREAT NIECES, BECKY ANN SCANDLYN, LINDA WORLEY, BRENDA MATHIS, GEORGIA ANN BAILEY, PATRICIA WEBB, PATRICIA GREER, MARY GRIFFITH;35 GREAT GREAT AND GREAT GREAT GREAT NIECES AND NEPHEWS. FUNERAL 2:30 P.M. FRIDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL IN HARRIMAN WITH REV EDDIE NEELEY OFFICIATING. INTERMENT IN ROANE MEMORIAL GARDENS. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 1 TO 2:30 P.M. FRIDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN HARRIMAN.

Barbara Webb, Age 67, of Sweetwater, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at Sweetwater Hospital. Preceded in death by her parents, Woodrow and Ethel Willett; husband, Joseph Webb; son, Eddie Randolph; daughter, Levonne Bettis. Survivors include: daughters and sons-in-law, Janice Ferguson and Gary Hardin, Debbie Harrison and Don Stone, Darlene Isbill all of Sweetwater; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Kathy Harrison of Sweetwater, Mikey Joe and Cindy Harrison of Grundy, VI, Michael and Shona Ferguson of Sweetwater, Jody Johnson of Madisonville; 3 brothers; 1 sister; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. with the service to follow at 2:00 p.m. in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Jarvis Bivens officiating. Interment to follow in the West View Cemetery. Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater is in charge of arrangements.

Christopher Kirk Messer, age 44 of Knoxville, formally of Kingston, passed away December 9, 2002. Preceded in death by his parents, Betty Cox Ford and O.H. Messer; grandparents, Robert and Mary Cox, Sr. Survivors: son, Christopher K. Messer, Jr. of Kingston; sisters, Renita, Cathy, Sarah, Mary, and Paula; brothers, Jimmy, Wally, and Paul; Aunt Linda Roberts; uncles, Robert, Jr. and H.J. Cox; and a host of friends in east Knoxville where he had been living since 1995. Graveside service, 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 14, 2002 at Paint Rock Cemetery. Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston in charge of arrangements.

PATSY ELLEN BARNARD, AGE 64 OF KINGSTON PASSED AWAY FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 2002 AT THE ROANE MEDICAL CENTER . PRECEDED IN DEATH BY A SON JEFF AND A DAUGHTER TERRI ANN BARNARD. PARENTS JOHN AND EVA PLEMONS BRANSON AND A BROTHER R.W. BRANSON. SURVIVORS DAUGHTER EVA FLIEREL OF KINGSPORT ; SONS JOHN AND JAY BARNARD BOTH OF KINGSTON ; GRANDSON JACOB NEAL OF KINGSPORT ; BROTHERS AND SISTERS, BOBBY BRANSON NEWARK , DEL., FAYE TOWNSON, SUE HENLEY, KATHY PARKS, AND BEVERLY KELLY ALL OF KINGSTON . STAN BRANSON OF KNOXVILLE . THE BODY IS AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME KINGSTON WHERE THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 UNTIL 8PM MONDAY. FUNERAL 8PM MONDAY IN KYKER CHAPEL. KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN KINGSTON IN CHARGE.

Jack J. Eble, Sr., age 68 of Harriman passed away Thursday, December 19, 2002 at Roane Medical Center. He was a Korean veteran, member of Piney Baptist Church, member of the American Legion, D.A.V., Sheet Metal Local Organization. Preceded in death by wife, Pauline H. Eble. Survivors include: son, Joe Eble, Jr. of Harriman; sisters, Imogene Johnson of Oakdale, Ena Mae Pevyhouse of Rockwood; brothers, Lee Eble of Kingston, Johnny Eble of Rockwood. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Kyker Funeral Home Harriman. Funeral at 8:00 p.m. Sunday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel. KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN HARRIMAN.

ROSS THOMAS MONROE AGE 43 OF ROCKWOOD PASSED AWAY FRIDAY DECEMBER 20, 2002 AT THE METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER . HE WAS A MEMBER OF SOUTH HARRIMAN BAPTIST CHURCH . PRECEDED IN DEATH BY PARENTS ELMER AND FRANCES MONROE. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: WIFE PAM MONROE, DAUGHTER AND SON-IN-LAW: LAURA AND DUSTY MANIS OF ROCKWOOD; DAUGHTERS: AMANDA MONROE OF ROCKWOOD; BRITTANY MONORE OF KINGSTON , SONS; BRANDON AND BRADLEY MONROE OF KINGSTON ; KRISTIAN BRAGG OF TAMPA , FL. BROTHERS: ELMER MONROE JR., OF TAMPA , FL.; CARL, LEE, ROBERT, ALLIE, CLEOPHAS, AND CALVIN MONROE ALL OF ROANE COUNTY GRANDDAUGHTER: SIERA MANIS OF ROCKWOOD. FUNERAL 8PM SUNDAY DECEMBER 22, 2002 IN KYKER CHAPEL WITH THE REV. LARRY BOLDEN OFFICIATING. BURIAL 1PM MONDAY AT POND HILL CEMETERY IN ATHENS . THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 UNTIL 8 PM SUNDAY AT THE KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN KINGSTON.

J.R. STAFFORD, AGE 76 OF HARRIMAN DIED SUNDAY DECEMBER 22, 2002 AT METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER OF OAK RIDGE. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS FATHER W. C. ‘QUINCE’ STAFFORD AND HIS MOTHER ANNIE MAE MILSAPS STAFFORD. HE WAS A RETIRED EMPLOYEE OF THE CITY OF HARRIMAN AND A MEMBER OF JR. ORDER OF UNITED AMERICAN MECHANICS. SURVIVORS: WIFE, MARGARET FRITTS STAFFORD OF HARRIMAN; SONS, RONNIE STAFFORD OF CHARLOTTE, NC, JIMMY STAFFORD & WIFE JUDY OF KINGSTON, RONALD STAFFORD OF KINGSTON, J. R. STAFFORD JR. & WIFE ANNETTE OF DECULA, GA, TIM STAFFORD & WIFE ANGIE OF HARRIMAN, JERRY STAFFORD OF HARRIMAN; DAUGHTERS, SANDRA LEWALLEN & HUSBAND PERRY OF CHATSWORTH, GA, VICTORIA MOSS OF CHAROLETTE, NC, SHARON MOSES & HUSBAND TIM OF ETOWAH, TN, KITTY SEIBER & FIANCEE’ ALAN BUNCH OF KINGSTON, SHELIA STAFFORD OF HARRIMAN; BROTHERS & SISTERS IN LAW, LEONARD & DOT STAFFORD OF BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC, HENSON & MARGARET STAFFORD OF MIDTOWN, SILAS & GAIL STAFFORD OF MIDTOWN, JAKE & JO STAFFORD OF HARRIMAN; 22 GRANDCHILDREN; 13 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; HOST OF NIECES & NEPHEWS. FUNERAL 8:00 P.M. MONDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL IN HARRIMAN WITH REV PETE SCARBROUGH OFFICIATING. INTERMENT 11:00 A.M. TUESDAY AT PINEY GROVE CEMETERY IN MIDTOWN. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 TO 8 P.M. MONDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN HARRIMAN.

FLOYD ADAMS, AGE 76, OF KINGSTON, DIED DECEMBER 22, 2002. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY PARENTS, F. S. AND JOHNNIE ADAMS AND 5 SISTERS. HE WAS A MEMBER OF CEDAR GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH IN KINGSTON. RETIRED FROM ORNL WITH 35 YEARS SERVICE, WORLD WAR II VETERAN SERVING IN BOTH EUROPEAN AND PACIFIC THEATERS. SURVIVED BY WIFE OF 50 YEARS, NELDA H. ADAMS, KINGSTON; ONE DAUGHTER AND SON-IN-LAW, JILL AND JOHN TURNBILL, OF HARRIMAN; TWO SONS AND DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW, JACK AND LISA ADAMS, KINGSTON, MARK AND RAMONA ADAMS, MT. CARMEL, TN. FOUR GRANDCHILDREN, ZACHARY AND BRYANT ADAMS, MT. CARMEL, TN., AMY AND DUANE TURNBILL, CLINTON, TN. TWO GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, NICHOLAS AND JACOB ‘BEST BUDDY’ TURNBILL, KNOXVILLE, TN. ONE BROTHER, HAROLD ADAMS, ROSSVILLE, GA. ONE SISTER RUTH SKELTON, RINGGOLD, GA. NUMEROUS NEPHEWS AND NIECES AND FRIENDS. FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 5 UNTIL 8 PM MONDAY DECEMBER 23, 2002 AT CEDAR GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH, 405 JOHNSTON VALLEY ROAD, KINGSTON, WITH THE FUNERAL TO FOLLOW. BURIAL DECEMBER 24, 2002 AT THE KINGSTON MEMORIAL GARDENS WITH MILITARY HONORS BY THE ROANE COUNTY MILITARY MEMORIAL HONOR GUARD. KYKER FUNERAL HOME KINGSTON IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

MARGARET ELISE THORNTON AGE 75 OF KINGSTON PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 25, 2002 AT THE METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER IN OAK RIDGE. MEMBER OF SWAN POND BAPTIST CHURCH. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND HARRY THORNTON, TWO CHILDREN DARRELL RICHARD AND DONNA LYNN THORNTON, SISTERS RUTH AND CARLINE SAVAGE. SURVIVORS INCLUDE: DAUGHTER AND SON-IN-LAW: SANDRA AND J.C. MORGAN OF ROCKWOOD; DAUGHTER: GINGER THORNTON OF KINGSTON; DAUGHTER AND SON-IN-LAW; REGINA AND DALE KENDRICK OF KINGSTON SONS AND DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW; JOHNNY AND KAREN THORNTON OF ROCKWOOD; STEVE AND SHELIA THORNTON OF MIDTOWN; PAUL AND JILL THORNTON OF LAS VEGAS, NV.; SON MARK THORNTON OF KINGSTON SISTERS PAULINE DAVIDSON AND THELMA GODFREY BOTH OF LAFOLLETTE BROTHER ESTEL SAVAGE OF LAFOLLETTE GRANDCHILDREN; DAVID AND JENNIFER MORGAN, ROBBIE AND STEPHANIE THORNTON, JOHNNY WAYNE THORNTON, DANIELLE KENDRICK, ALLEN RAY THORNTON, SEVERAL GREAT GRANDCHILDREN FUNERAL 8PM FRIDAY DECEMBER 27 2002 IN THE KYKER CHAPEL WITH THE REV. RANDY GRIFFIS AND THE REV. BEN WHITTENBARGER OFFICIATING. BURIAL 12 NOON IN THE SWAN POND CEMETERY. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 UNTIL 8 PM FRIDAY AT THE KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN KINGSTON.

Roger E. Dunsmore, age 66, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2002 at U.T. Medical Center. He was a member of True Gospel Baptist Church, and a volunteer fire fighter at Christianburg Fire Department having served several years as Fire Chief. He was employed at McKee Bakery "Little Debbie's" for 20 years. Preceded in death by his parents: Roy and Mossie Dunsmore; sister, Dorothy Dunsmore; brother, Avery Dunsmore. Survivors include: wife of 34 years, Aileen Dunsmore; son, Steve Dunsmore; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Lonnie Raby; grandchildren, Jonathan Swainson, Hunter and Chase Raby all of Sweetwater; brothers and sisters-in-law, Leon and Velma Dunsmore of Powell, Rector and Evelyn Dunsmore of Sweetwater; sisters and brothers-in-law, Vandella and Willard Smith of Knoxville, Geraldine and Larry Richardson of Athens; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Marvin and Nancy Miller of Sweetwater; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends on Monday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The funeral service will be Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Edward Humphrey and Rev. Clayton Dunsmore officiating. Interment to follow in Christianburg Baptist Church Cemetery. Kyker Funeral Home of Sweetwater is in charge of arrangements.

Joyce Ann Ming, age 68, of Sweetwater, passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2002. She was a member of Big Emory Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her parents: Carl and Myrtle Kendrick. Survivors include: husband, Thomas Ming, Sr.; son, Thomas Ming, Jr.; daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Freddy Crabtree, Teresa and Steve Solomon all of Sweetwater; granddaughter, Valerie Solomon of Oakdale. 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. Funeral service to follow in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. David Harmon officiating. Interment Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. in Christianburg Baptist Church Cemetery. Kyker Funeral Home of Sweetwater is in charge of arrangements.

Ida B. Nelson, age 78, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2002 at Sweetwater Hospital. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband: George Nelson; son, Ulyss Nelson. Survivors include: son, Elmer Nelson of Sweetwater; daughters and sons-in-law, Louise and Billy Aikens of Lenoir City and Jessie Thomas of Loudon, 4 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 8:00 p.m. in Kyker's Chapel with Rev. Ted Clower officiating. Family and friends will meet at West View Cemetery on Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. for a 12:30 p.m. interment. Kyker Funeral Home of Sweetwater is in charge of arrangements.

Arnold Eugene Lance, age 89, of Sweetwater, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2002. He was born on October 28, 1913 in Tellico Plains, TN. He was a veteran of WWII. Preceded in death by his parents: Ruth and Hardy; wife, Obrey May Cantrell Lance; and a brother, Vernon Lance. Survivors include: daughters and son-in-law, Susie and Ray Witt with whom he made his home of Loudon and Lois Ann Redding of Pensacola, FL; sister, Carzelle Aluisio of New York; grandchildren and spouses, Pamela and Todd Flentje of Stone Mt., GA, Suzanne and Terry Workman of West Pal Beach, FL, Greg Redding and Julie Chapman of Pensacola, FL; 6 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Kyker Funeral Home, Sweetwater, where the family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Family and friends will meet at West View Cemetery on Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. for a 11:00 a.m. graveside service and interment with Rev. Ted Baker officiating. Kyker Funeral Home of Sweetwater is in charge of arrangements.

Joanne Gallaher, Age 51, of Kingston, departed from this earthly life and entered into heaven on Monday, Dec. 30, 2002. She was born in Harriman on June 29, 1951 to Guy and Josie Daniels who preceded her in death. She was a devoted and devout Christian mother, wife, Licensed Practical Nurse, former Sunday School Teacher, Children's Director, and Discipleship Training Teacher. She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, former member of Union Chapel Baptist Church, and Bible Baptist Church where she loved to teach the Word of God to children and others. She worked at several area hospitals and nursing homes caring for the sick in which she loved dearly. She is survived by her husband of over 28 years, Rickey Edd Gallaher, who loved her dearly, 3 sons, Rickey Jason Gallaher, Courtney Travis Gallaher, and Adam Edwin Gallaher, 2 daughter-in-laws, Jennifer and Heather Gallaher, 2 grand-daughters, Jamie and Haveyn Gallaher, 1 sister, Sue Hurst, 5 brothers, Billie Joe Daniels, Guy Daniels Jr., Cari Ed Daniels, W. C. Daniels, and Terry Daniels. She leaves behind many beloved children she taught, patients she cared for, relatives, friends, neighbors, and loved ones whom she really loved. Funeral Services will be conducted at the Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Kingston on Friday night, 1-3-2003 while receiving friends and viewing the body from 5-7 PM with the funeral services beginning at 7 PM with the Rev. Ronald Nickell, Rev. Randall Griffis, and Rev. DeWayne Howard officiating. Rev. DeWayne Howard and his wife Natalie Howard will be singing the songs of praise and worship. The family and devoted friends will assemble at Kyker Funeral Home on Saturday morning, 1-4-2003, at 9 AM to proceed to the Lawnville Cemetery for Graveside services to be conducted by the Rev. Ronald Nickell. The family wants to thank everyone for all the prayers, kind thoughts, food, calls, visits, and other kind acts shown during Joanne's illness and departure to heaven but requests that everyone continue to pray for the family, that the lost people will get saved, and the back-slidden repent so that we can all meet Joanne and others in Heaven some day and spend an eternity with Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Praise the Lord. Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston in charge of arrangements.

SCOTT DOUGLAS TILLEY AGE 40 OF HARRIMAN PASSED AWAY TUESDAY DECEMBER 31, 2002 AT ROANE MEDICAL CENTER. HE WAS A MEMBER OF TRENTON STREET BAPTIST CHURCH AND ATTENDED CLAX GAP BAPTIST CHURCH. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY GRANDPARENTS MR. & MRS. NOEL C. SMITH, MR. & MRS. PAT TILLEY. HE WAS A GRADUATE OF OLIVER SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL AND A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF THE ROANE CO. HIGHWAY DEPT. HE LOVED TO SPEND TIME 4 WHEELING IN THE MOUNTAINS. SURVIVORS; WIFE KAREN TILLEY OF HARRIMAN, STEP SONS SHAWN & ARON LOWE OF HARRIMAN, PARENTS O. L. & SUE TILLEY OF HARRIMAN, SISTER DEBRA TILLEY OF LENOIR CITY, SPECIAL AUNTS & UNCLES BETTY & CARL FOX OF OAK RIDGE JAMES & EDNA TILLEY OF ROCKWOOD, SPECIAL FRIENDS JACK COFER, FRANK BURGESS, JUDY EUBANKS, DEREK CULVAHOUSE ALL OF HARRIMAN. FUNERAL 8:00 P.M. THURSDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL IN HARRIMAN WITH REV. JAMES PETTY AND REV. SAMMY LOY OFFICIATING. INTERMENT 2:00 P.M. FRIDAY AT DYLLIS CEMETERY. THE FAMILY WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS FROM 6 TO 8 P.M. THURSDAY AT KYKER FUNERAL HOME IN HARRIMAN.


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