Paul Even Martin
Died: 03 - 31 - 2007
Mr. Paul Even Martin, 80, of Hot Springs, N.C., passed away Saturday, March 31, 2007, at his home. He was retired from Myrtle Desk in High Point after 39 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Pearl Reeves Martin; son, Joe; stepmother, Vidian Martin; sister, Ruby Combs; brother, Clarence Martin; and step daughter-in-law, Gale Gunter. Survivors include his wife, Hester Martin, of the home; daughter, Patricia, of Montana; son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Louise, of High Point, N.C.; son, Glen, of High Point, N.C.; 8 grandchildren and 9 great - grandchildren; step - sons and daughters-in-law, R.D. and Beverly Gunter, Alonzo and Elvia Inman, and step - son, Dallas Gunter; sister and brother-in-law, Betty Ann and Jack White, of Kernersville, N.C. Funeral service was 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 2, 2007, at Costner - Maloy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roger Watts officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday morning at Ebbs Cemetery for the 11:00 a.m. interment. Family received friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening at Costner - Maloy Funeral Home. Arrangements by Costner - Maloy.
Sandra Denise Williams
Died: 03 - 31 - 2007
Sandra Denise (Deanie) Williams, age 45, of Newport, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2007, born May 13, 1961. She was of the Baptist faith. Deanie was preceded in death by her husband, Freddy Maloy; father, Sam Williams; sister, Dottie Sue Williams; grandparents, Milburn and Bertie Williams, Dorothy O’Dell, and Terrace Wilson. She is survived by her beloved mother, Sue Williams, of the home; two brothers, Marty Williams, Chip Williams and his three children, Samantha, Saxton, and Sandon Williams, who Deanie loved as her own; three half sisters, Debbie Burgin and her husband Sammy Burgin, Lynda Pace, all of Newport, and Diane Carpenter, of Rogersville; additional nieces include, Melinda Styles, Deana Burgin, Brittany Shipley, Brooke Campbell, and nephews, Chad Styles, Daron Burgin, Jordan Williams; and several aunts and uncles. Special friends include Dr. Thomas Conway, Dr. Constantino Diaz, Brenda Crumbley, Faye Dockery, Sharon McGaha, and Kathy Kelly. Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2007, in Manes Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Scott Gorrell and Jeremy Faison officiating, with burial in Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 – 3 p.m. Wednesday at Manes Funeral Home prior to the funeral. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Betty Harrison, 567 First Street, Newport, TN 37821. Family and friends may sign the guest register online at www.manesfuneralhome.com. Manes Funeral Home in ch
Harry C. Denton
Died: 03 - 31 - 2007 Harry C. Denton, age 80, of Newport, died Saturday afternoon at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Fowler; mother, Dillie Campbell Denton; father, Floyd Denton; brother, Billy Denton and wife, Pearl; brother, Edward (Squab) Denton; step - son, Ray Denton Jr., and wife, Berniece; and step - grandson, John Denton. He is survived by his wife, Frankie Denton, of the home; sons, Paul Denton and wife Glenda, and Neal Denton and wife Angie; daughters, Sandra Duncan and husband Scott, and Susan Gratz and husband Joe; step - daughters, Mary Denton and Martha Lane. Also four grandchildren, four step - grandchildren, and nine step - great - grandchildren. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening, April 3, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Newport. Memorial Service will be 3 p.m., Sunday, April 15, at Glendale United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Chetham and the Rev. Terry Schnell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Glendale United Methodist Church. Brown Funeral Home in charge.
Frederick Joseph Stokely
Died: 03 - 31 - 2007 Frederick Joseph Stokely, age 82, of Parrottsville, departed this life on Saturday, March 31, 2007, surrounded by his family after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born October 26, 1924. He was the second of five children born of Joseph and Lelia Stokely. He was a member of Allen’s Chapel Baptist Church, where he served faithfully until his health would no longer permit him to do so. He was a member of the Star of the East Masonic Lodge #353, where he held the rank of 32nd degree and a member of the Shriners as well. He was employed by Syntex Corporation, retiring in 1985 after 30 plus years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Lelia Stokely; sisters, Mary and Martha Stokely; brother, Hubert Stokely; sister-in-law, Judia Mae Stokely; several aunts, uncles; and special friend, Jennie Lee Olden. He is survived by his wife of 48 1/2 years, Jerlyne Stokely; daughter, Felecia Elaine Hill; future son-in-law, Jerome B. Hattan, of Naples, Fla.; two granddaughters, Marisa Danielle Nicole Hill and Ashanti Patricia Hill; brother, Kenneth Stokely, of Parrottsville; sister-in-law, Irene Stokely, of Detroit, Mich.; three nieces, Betty Stokely, Pamela Stokely, of Powder Springs, Ga., and Elaine (Don) Thompson, of Detroit, Mich.; two great niece, Malika (Ellis) Cook and Adire Thompson, both of Detroit, Mich.; one great nephew, Ahmed (Shelley) Thompson, of Parrottsville; four great - great - nieces; six great - great - nephews and several cousins. He is also survived by a special friend whom he considered his second daughter, Jennie Ball. Other special friends are Suella Brooks, Bonnie and Leon Lewis, Marilyn Sims, and Madalee Stewart. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 6, 2007, at Allen’s Chapel Church with Rev. Carl Bragg officiating, the body will lie in state from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Friday at the church prior to the funeral service. Burial will follow in Faubian Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2007, at Manes Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the guest register online at www.manesfuneralhome.com. Manes Fune
Died: 06 - 05 - 2007 Joe Cagle, age 65 of Del Rio passed away Thursday, June 5, 2007. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Manes Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the guest register online at: www.manesfuneralhome.com. Manes Funeral Home in charge.
Robert Thomas Hicks
Died: 06 - 04 - 2007 Robert “Bob” Thomas Hicks, age 59, of Newport, passed away Monday, June 4, 2007, at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gay and Georgia Hicks, and brother, Bill Hicks. He is survived by his wife, Judy Hicks, of Newport; sons, Robbie Hicks and wife Jamie, and Brad Hicks and fiancée Joni Sane; brother, Ben Hicks; sister - in - law, Argell Hicks; niece, Susan Ball and her husband Riley; nephew, Joey Hicks; grandchildren, Gracie Hicks, Olivia Hicks, and McKala Fox; special friends, Teaberry Lane, Anita Fraley, James Ramsey, and Ronald Raines. Funeral services will be held 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at Manes Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Cleo Williamson officiating. Burial will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2007, in Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the funeral at Manes Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the guest register online at www.manesfuneralhome.com. Manes Funeral Home in charge.
Christopher Lee Allen
Died: 06 - 03 - 2007 Christopher Lee Allen, age 35, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2007, at the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville with his mother and other family members at his bedside. As a child, he was baptized into membership at Shady Grove Baptist Church. A private and simple man, Chris was dearly loved by his family and some longtime devoted friends who demonstrated great compassion during his progressive illness and final days. He wished to be remembered for his love of family and loyalty to his friends. His death appeared to be hastened by the heartbreak he felt over the death of his father, Woodrow Allen, just over two weeks earlier. He is survived by his devoted mother, Norma Allen, who stayed by his side for the last weeks of his life; by brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Kathryn Allen, of Knoxville; niece and nephew, Veronica Faith and Joseph Allen, of Knoxville; aunts and uncles, Carol and Jacob Williamson, of Newport; Joanna and Elbert Johnson, of Thomasville, N.C.; Sylvia and Buster Gray, of Newport; Jerry Frazier, of Newport; Sandra Evans, of Newport; Randall Frazier, of Newport; and Ronnie Frazier, of Newport; as well as beloved great aunts and uncles and several special cousins. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Brown’s, officiated by the Rev. Fred Cagle and the Rev. Jason Ellison, with burial following at Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Brown Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Ruel Grady Calfee
Died: 06 - 03 - 2007 Ruel Grady Calfee, 84, of Newport, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2007, at Newport Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was retired from American Enka and served in the U.S. Army as a veteran of WWII serving in the North African and Italian Campaigns. He was a member of Veterans of Underage Military Service, Leadvale Masonic Lodge and Morristown VFW Post #5266. He was also a member of the Church of God. He is preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Elizabeth Carver Calfee; brothers, Fred, Dillard, Garrett, Bartley, Elbert, and John; sister, Beatrice Booker; and granddaughter, Paula Calfee. Ruel is survived by his children, Wilford and wife, Janice Calfee, of Morristown, and Phil and wife, Sheri Calfee, of Newport; sisters, Mettie Samples, of Greeneville; Elenor Chambers, of Newport, and Shirley Huskey, of Morristown; grandchildren, Michael and wife, Raquel Calfee, of Moscow, Russia, and Shane Calfee, of Morristown; great - grandchildren, Alexander and Gabriel, of Moscow, Russia; special niece, Wilma James, of Newport; and several special nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 5, 2007, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home with funeral services following at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Daniel W. Vinson officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10:45 a.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at New Home Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Toliver Jabo Franklin
Died: 06 - 03 - 2007
Toliver “Jabo” Franklin, age 71 of Newport passed away Sunday, June 3, 2007 at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia, NC. He was born November 17, 1935 in Haywood County, NC, son of the late, Andrew Jackson Franklin and Rachel Matilda Jenkins Franklin; he is all so preceded in death by his brother, Clyde Franklin. He is survived by his brother and sister - in - law, James and Linda Gunther of Gastonia; sisters and brother-in-law, Ruth Jenkins of Gastonia, Willa Mae and Vincent Crackovich of Bridgeton, NJ; aunt, Dorothy Jones of Newport; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held 5 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2007 at Greene Funeral Service South Chapel, Gastonia, NC, with Pastor Warner Doles officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 - 5 p.m. prior to the funeral. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2007 in Stokely Chapel Church Cemetery. Manes Funeral Home and Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign the guest register online at: www.manesfuneralhome.com.
Died: 06 - 02 - 2007 Exie Finchum Chaney, 95, of Sevierville passed away Saturday June 2, 2007. She was known for being a hard worker her entire life, in her early years at Bush Brothers and also on the family farm. Preceded in death by her husband; A. B. (Babe ) Chaney, Daughter-in-law; Doris Chaney and several brothers and sisters. Survivors; son, Willie Chaney; granddaughter, Kathy Proffitt and husband Tony; grandson, Nicky Darrell Chaney; great grandsons, Matt Proffitt, Jake Proffitt, and Sam Chaney and girl friend Misty Byrd; sister, Imogene Finchum Thomas; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 7 p.m. Monday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home. Family and friends will meet 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fox Cemetery for interment. The family will receive friends 5 - 7 p.m. Monday at Atchley Funeral Home in Sevierville. (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com).
Diane Clendenon Hensley
Died: 06 - 02 - 2007 Diane Clendenon Hensley of Elk Street in Greeneville, age 47 passed away Saturday June 2, 2007 at her home. She was a homemaker. Her survivors include one daughter, Heather Connell of Kingsport; three brothers, David Clendenon, Roger Goode, and Bo Teaster, all of Greeneville; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Teresa and David Dyke, and Lisa Goode; very special friend, Kenny Scott; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; special friends, Randy Griffin, Dick Franklin, Chuck Marshall, Delbert Fillers, Tommy Shipley, Tony Shipley and Chris Connell. She was the daughter of the late “Panhandle” Clendenon and Barbara Goode. A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at Kiser Funeral Chapel with Minister Rev. Wayland Fillers. At her request Ms. Hensley’s body was cremated. The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday preceding the service at Kiser Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the Hensley family online at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lorene Hartsell Price
Died: 06 - 01 - 2007 Lorene Hartsell Price, age 79, of Newport, passed away Friday, June 1, 2007, at her residence. She was a homemaker. Lorene is preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Ann Webb Hartsell; husband, Charles William (Bill) Price; sister, Dolly Large, Mary Webb, Hannah Pace, Stella Clevenger and Pauline Austin; and brothers, Creed and Troy Hartsell. She is survived by her children, Charles Dwight and wife Dorothy Price, Gary Wayne and wife Linda Price, and Michael William and wife Janet Price, all of Newport. She will also be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Rhonda Holcomb, Teresa Roberts, Charles Dwaine Price, Anthony Ray Price, Michael David Price, Derrick Lynn Price, Darrell Lee Price, Barbara Ann Price and Michael Jason Price; great - granddaughter, Taylor Camryn Holcomb; and several other great - grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of special friends. The family received friends Saturday, June 2, 2007, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services followed with the Rev. Billy Ball officiating. A graveside service was held Sunday, June 3, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Cave Hill Cemetery. Brown Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Clarence Richard Kerns
Died: 05 - 31 - 2007 Clarence Richard Kerns, age 77 of Cosby passed away Thursday, May 31, 2007 at Baptist Hospital of Cocke County. He was Press Operator with General Motors and a veteran of the Korean War. Clarence is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Roma Kerns. He is survived by his daughter, Della Rancour of Cosby; sisters, Neva Brown of W. VA and Ruth Kerns of OH; brothers, Doug and Ken Kerns of OH; grandchildren, Mark and Mary Kay of MI, Chris and Krystin Rancour of Cosby. He will also be sadly missed by his great - grandchildren, Mark III and Kenneth and Jacob, all of MI. The family will receive friends Saturday, June 2, 2007 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service will be held Sunday, June 3, 2007 at 4 p.m. at Union Cemetery with Bro. John Bugg officiating. Brown Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Samuel Kenneth Oakley
Died: 05 - 31 - 2007 Samuel Kenneth Oakley, age 44 of Gatlinburg, passed away after a brief illness on Thursday, May 31, 2007, at Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center. Kenny was preceded in death by his grandparents Wiley and Rebecca Oakley and Otha and Stella Russell, nephew Jon P. Williams, and father-in-law Hollis Fred Phillips. He is survived by his, wife, Judine Oakley; son, Samuel Kenneth Oakley, Jr.; daughters, Katie and Shawna Oakley; mother, Katie Oakley; father, Wiley Casey Oakley; brothers, Brad Oakley and wife Lisa, Rusty Oakley and wife Brenda; sister, Cassie Dellinger; a host of nieces and nephews and all of his close friends and coworkers from the City of Gatlinburg. Funeral service 6 p.m. Saturday in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. D. A. Cole officiating. Family and friends will meet 2 p.m. Sunday in Valley View Cemetery for graveside service and interment. Military honors will be provided. The family will receive friends 3 - 6 p.m. Saturday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. (www.atchleyfuneralhome.com)
Died: 06 - 08 - 2007 Stan Clark passed away at his home in Panama City Beach, Florida. He was formerly from Del Rio. He retired from the U.S. Dept. of the Navy after working as a Reliability Engineer. He was a 1961 graduate of Lincoln Memorial University. He also attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He was an avid photographer and traveled extensively. Preceding him in death were his parents, the Rev. Homer and Wilma Clark; brothers, Jack and Jimmy Clark; and sisters, Thelma Lentz and Opal Wintergerst. He is survived by his daughters, Kim Oliver and husband Christian, and Leslie Crabb; also, his beloved grandson, Randy Crabb, all of Park City, Utah. He is also survived by his sisters: Evelyn Clark Smith and husband Lloyd, of Del Rio, and Ginger Firth and husband Wayne, of Barboursville, Virginia; brothers: Gerald Clark and wife Beatrice, of Knoxville; Bill Clark and wife Rose, of Kill Devil Hill, N.C.; and Ronnie Clark and wife Kathy, of Alexandria, Virginia; and many special nieces and nephews. He will also be remembered by his life - long friends, Larry Allison and Ronnie Skews, and many classmates in the Class of 1955 at Osbourne High School in Manassas, Virginia. Our family and friends will celebrate his life at a Memorial Service on June 10, 2007, at Deep Gap Baptist Church at Clark Cemetery in Del Rio, Tennessee. Interment in Clark Cemetery.
Died: 06 - 07 - 2007 Masil Hembree of Cosby, born July 3, 1931, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2007 at her home where she lived with her brother Ralph Hembree. She was employed as a housekeeper at Royal Townhouse in Gatlinburg for several years. She was preceded in death by her parents William “Bill” Hembree and Rebecca Jenkins Hembree; brothers, Bobby “Pig” Hembree, Y.J. Hembree and wife Velma Hembree; and brother-in-law, Fred Price. She is survived by her daughter Sue and her husband Timmy Jenkins; son Tim Hembree; brother Ralph Hembree; sister Millie Price; granddaughters Porsha, Rachel and Elizabeth Hembree, and Samantha Jenkins; grandson Dillion Jenkins; and special friends Vivian and Jane Barnes of Cosby. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2007 at the Manes Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rex Norton officiating. Burial will follow in the Phillips - Hembree Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2007 at the Manes Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the guest register online at www.manesfuneralhome.com. Manes Funeral home in charge.
Died: 06 - 06 - 2007
Phyllis Allison, age 59, of Cosby, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2007, in a Knoxville hospital. She was preceded in death by her father, Theodore Crumbley, and mother, Mildred Hackler, and also brother-in-law, Carl Williams. She is survived by her sons, Chris Gunter and Gladys Potts, Randy Gunter and wife Teresa, Mikie Allison and wife Missy, Lucas Allison and Angela Thomas; daughters, Kim (Gunter) and husband Mark Wice, Lisa Webb and husband Luther; stepmother, Brenda Crumbley; brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Peggy Morgan; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruthamae and George Brooks, Geraldine Williams, Linda and Lannie Bonds, Maudella and Gary Sutton, Freida Thorton; grandchildren, Miranda and Ezra Shropshire, Drew Wice, Rebecca Gunter, Buddy Gunter, Ben Wice, Damien Holt, Alexia Ellison, Brittany Allison - Butler, Brianna Allison - Butler, Luther (Bubba) Webb Jr., Dylan Allison, Karissa Allison; great - grandchildren, Hunter Ellison, Slate Shropshire, Kaeden Davidson; mother-in-law, Helen France; also numerous nieces, nephews, great - nieces, and great - nephews, cousins and other friends and family, including, Paul and Bea Gunter, Larry Allison, Clifford and Lana Thomas, Lucy Covington, and Freddy Finchum. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 9, 2007, in Manes Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Charlie Harkleroad officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 – 9 p.m., Friday, June 8, 2007, at Manes Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the guest register online at www.manesfuneralhome.com. Manes Funeral Home in charge.
Betty Carolyn Crisp
Died: 06 - 06 - 2007 Betty Carolyn Crisp, age 65, of Hartford, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at Newport Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was a member of Cold Springs Baptist Church, where she also taught Sunday School. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Mayme Cunningham. She is survived by her husband, Paul Crisp, of Hartford; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Terri Crisp, of Angier, N.C.; Gary and Mary Crisp, of Magnolia, Arkansas; William and Sabrina Crisp, of Hartford, Tenn.; daughters and sons-in-law, Juanita and Jeff Brown, of Morganton, N.C.; Janice and Reid Stout, of Wheeling, West Va.; grandchildren, William Crisp II, of Cosby; Courtney Freeman, of Hartford; Brittany and Lindsey Crisp, of Angier, N.C.; Abigail Crisp, of Wheeling, West Va.; Logan Powell, of Sweetwater; Jessa and Jed Brown, of N.C. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 7, 2007, at Cold Springs Baptist Church, Bryson City, N.C., with Pastor Earl King officiating, burial will follow in Cold Springs Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 – 2 p.m. Thursday at Cold Springs Baptist Church prior to the funeral services. Family and friends may sign the guest register online at www.manesfuneralhome.com. Manes Funeral Home in charge.
Died: 06 - 05 - 2007 Joe Cagle, age 65, of Newport, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2007. He is preceded in death by his parents, Carson and Carrie Cagle; son, Eric Cagle; grandson, Kennedy Cagle; and brother-in-law, Flint Green. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Mae Shelton Cagle, of Newport; children, Chris Cagle and fiancée, Terri Williamson, of Newport; Luke Cagle, of Newport, and fiancée, Betty Mantooth, of White Pine; Joe (Hoss) Cagle, of Del Rio; Carrie Cagle, of Newport; and April Bullington, of Del Rio; daughter-in-law, Carrie Robin Patterson Cagle, of Newport; brother and sister-in-law, Phillip Birchfield, of Del Rio, and Debbie Birchfield, of Newport; sister, Judy Green, of Del Rio; five grandchildren, Christopher, Alexis, Sara, Christian, and Toby Keith Cagle; brothers-in-law, John Shelton, Robert Shelton, of White Pine; sisters-in-law, Nina Grisham, of Jefferson City, and Elgiva Moss, of Bean Station; also several nieces, nephews, and a host of other family and friends. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 8, 2007, in Manes Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Cagle officiating. Burial will follow in Lee Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 9 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2007, at Manes Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the guest register online at www.manesfuneralhome.com. Manes Funeral Home in charge.