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Dec. 10, 2007 obituaries

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By The Staff

Mattie Pearline Ewing

Mattie Pearline Ewing, 58, of Harriman, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, in Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge.

Born Feb. 17, 1949, in Harriman, she was a member of

Williams Chapel AME Zion Church, Harriman. She was a kind and good-hearted person who always helped others. She loved softball, horseshoe, fishing, Westerns and card games.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin George Ewing; mother, Frankie Lucille Ewing; sisters, Katy Ewing, Mary Thompson and Margaret Thompson; and grandparents, Willie Thompson Sr. and Evie Thompson.

Survivors include daughter, Victoria Thompson of Rockwood; sons and daughter-in-law, William Perry and Patricia Thompson of Danville, Ky., Harold Dewayne Thompson of Knoxville, Darren Matthew Thompson and Gregory E. Ewing, both of Rockwood; grandchildren and spouse, James and Jessica Thompson, Markeesha Thompson, Marcus Thompson, Savannah Thompson, Alexander Thomp-son, Patrick Thompson, Matthew Thompson, Madison Thompson, Angel Thompson and Alannah Davis; great-granddaughter, Jenna Thompson; father, Willie Thompson Jr.; sister, Mae Francis Thompson; brother, Walter Lee Love; aunts and uncles, Permelia Anderson and Gertrude League, both of Harriman, John Ewing of Knoxville, Mildred Ewing of Rockwood and Ruth Carter of Clinton; cousin, Christine High; special friends, Olivia Morrison, Anna Dyer, Beverly Mitchell and Suzette Tackett, all of Rockwood, and Betty Hawkins and Irene Stapleton, both of Harriman; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, Dec. 10, in Evans Mortuary, Rockwood. Funeral service will follow in the chapel, with the Rev. R.T. Smith and Pastor Jeff Jenkins officiating. Graveside service and burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, Rockwood.

An online register is available at www.evansmortuary.net.

Maude Estes Hembree

Maude Estes Hembree, 102, of Coalfield, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2007, in Life Care Center of Morgan County, Wartburg.

At the time of her death, she was Coalfield’s oldest resident. Born July 28, 1905, she and her husband lived in the Wheat community. She moved back to Coalfield in the 1940s into the home built by her late father, where she lived until her death. She was a loving, compassionate mother, grand-mother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother whose greatest joy was her family. She enjoyed worshiping, singing, raising chickens and her vegetable and flower gardens. She was a charter member of Coalfield Senior Citizens. She was also a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church; how-ever, she faithfully attended Big Mountain Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 13 years, Elmer Holmes Hembree, who died on Oct. 25, 1942; parents, George Washington Estes and Annie Butler Estes; stepdaughter, Ruth Wayne Cogdill; grandson, Donald Cogdill; sister, Reba Estes; brothers, Lawrence Estes and Wiley Estes; sons-in-law, Harold D. Tinker, Ralph Bailey, Albert Cogdill and Alvin Cogdill; and grandson-in-law, Tom Benitez.

Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Rochelle

Bailey, Faye Jean Hembree and Barbara Tinker, all of Coalfield, and Georgeanna and Ray Koivu of Harriman; stepdaughter, Evelyn Cogdill of Michigan; grandchildren and spouses, Dwayne and Susan Ashley, Dawn and Bryan Riley, Dion and DeeDee Tinker, Heather and Jerry Patterson and Holly Tinker, all of Coalfield, Sandy Koivu of Chattanooga and Jennifer Koivu of Soddy Daisy; stepgrand-children and spouse, Wilma and Lewis Garbarez, Jeanne Benitez, Wayne Cogdill and Charles “Chuck” Cogdill, all of Michigan; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Abigail, Brynne, Tavyne, Taylor, Tara, Heath, Peyton, Ashton, Aleah, Scarlett, Summer, Savannah, Canaan and Beth; and great-great-grandchild, Catelyn.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in Sharp Funeral Home chapel, Oliver Springs. Grave-side service and burial were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Estes Cemetery, Coalfield.

An online register is available at www.sharpfh.com

Roe H. Price

Roe H. Price, 80, of Philadelphia, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at his home following a brave battle against cancer.

Born Jan. 4, 1927, in Sevier County, he was the son of Isaac Newton Price and Bessie Ann Shults Price, both of whom preceded him in death. A 1945 graduate of Sevier County High School, he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1946 where he served with the 91st recon-naissance squad mapping for the first time the Amazon River in Brazil. He was a retired U.S. post-master and a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. His true passion was farming the land.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, John Dot Price, James Burl Price and Brinkley Arno Price; and sister, Ersabelle Price Messamore.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Lowe Price; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Benny Scandlyn and Betty and Jack Birdwell; son and daughter-in-law, Joe N. and Jenn Price; granddaughters, Sarah Ames, JoEllen Krupp and Rebecca Scandlyn; great-grandchildren, Kiersten Krupp, Keegan Krupp and Cannon Amos; special nieces and nephews and caring neighbors of the Blue Springs community.

Funeral service was at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in Kyker Funeral Home’s North Chapel, Sweetwa-ter, with the Rev. Scott Wilkes officiating. Burial was at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Sweetwater Memo-rial Garden.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church or to the donor’s home church.