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Dec. 19, 2007 obituaries

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By The Staff

Leonard Ray Brady

Leonard Ray Brady, 80, of Rockwood, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, in Rockwood Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Born and raised in Dayton, he was a member of Rockwood Church of Christ and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict.

He was preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Myrtle Brady; twin sister, Lillian Mae Lewis; brother, Wilburn E. Brady; and sister, Pauline Hartzog.

Surviviors include his wife, Edith Brady of Rockwood; and sister, Hazel Roberson of Dayton.

Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, in Evans Mortuary chapel, Rockwood, with Brad Tate officiating. Burial was at Pleasant View Cemetery, Rhea County.

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

Odis Cate

Odis Cate, 94, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, in Alive Hospice, Nashville.

Born March 7, 1913, in Rockwood, he was the son of the Rev. J.C. and Lucretia Rayburn Cates, both of whom preceded him in death. He was one of nine siblings, all of whom preceded him in death.

He was active in church work with both Rockwood First Baptist Church and Central Baptist Church, Bearden, but did not accepted Christ as his Savior until age 91.

A graduate of Rockwood High School and Draughon’s Business College, Knoxville, he was a World War II veteran with 13 months of service overseas in the European Theater of Operations.

He and his wife were longtime residents of Farragut before moving to Nashville in 1996. He retired in 1978 after 27 years of service in the finance and budget department of Union Carbide Nuclear Division, Oak Ridge. He had also worked at Home Beneficial Life Insurance Co., Harriman; and Aluminum Company of America, Alcoa.

In addition to his parents and siblings, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Miller Cate, whom he married in 1948.

Survivors include brother-in-law, E. Mac Miller of Chattanooga; eight cousins, 20 nieces and nephews; 25 great-nieces and great-nephews; 26 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and a host of friends, including a special friend in Nashville.

Memorial service was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in Windlands South Retirement Center, Nashville.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday,

Dec. 21, in Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, Knox-

ville. Graveside service and burial will be at 10 a.m. Satur-day, Dec. 22, at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Knoxville, with the Rev. Johnnie Hall Jr. and Rev. Mack Bingham officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Sarah Frances ‘Sally’ Cline

Sarah Frances “Sally” Cline, 81, of Kingston, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2007, in Rockwood Care and Rehabilitation Center.

She was a member of Braxton Chapel Church, Kingston.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Cline; parents, John and Lena Martin Lusk; and sister, Allie Cline.

Survivors include brothers, James Lusk and Robert Lusk; sister, Velma Williams; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside service and burial were at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at Roane Memorial Gardens, Rockwood. Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, was in charge of arrangements.

J.B. Cook

J.B. Cook, 84, of Rockwood, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, in Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge.

Born Oct. 27, 1923, in Madisonville, he had lived in Rockwood since early childhood. He was a retired residential handyman.

He was preceded in death by lifelong friend, Gene Parks of Rockwood.

Survivors include special friend and caregiver, Mary Parks of Rockwood; the Parks children, Teresa Binkley of Smyrna, Darlene Parks, Chester Parks Jr., Mary Ann Revels, Julie Rogers and Bobby Parks, all of Rockwood, and Tammy Rey-nolds of Oliver Springs,

Graveside service and burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Parks Family Cemetery, Rockwood. Sharp Funeral Home, Oliver Springs, is in charge of arrangements.

An online register is available at www.sharpfh.com.

Ralph Quinn Fulks

Ralph Quinn Fulks, 69, of the Westel community of Cumberland County, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2007, in Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge.

Born and raised in Rockwood, he was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, Westel. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran with more than 21 years of service, including two tours in Korea and two tours in Vietnam.

He was preceded in death by parents, Josh and Clara Clark Fulks; sisters, Billie Hicks, Madge Sneed, Edith Sitzlar, Mildred Davis, Jackie Newberry, Margaret Langley and Dorothy Marringer; and brothers, James Fulks, Warren Fulks, George Ed Fulks, David Fulks, Georgie Fulks, Everette Fulks and Donally Fulks.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Betty McCartt Fulks; daughters, Debra Contrill and Sandra Crabtree, both of Rockwood, Kathy Ann Lauer of Germany and Vickie Langley of Maynardville; son, James Robert Fulks of Westel; aunt, Thelma Clark of Harriman; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; sisters, Betty Jenkins of Rockwood and Peggy Price of Westel; and brother, Thomas Fulks of Warner Robins, Ga.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, in Evans Mortuary chapel, Rockwood, with the Rev. Kenny Raines officiating. Graveside service, with full military honors by the Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard, and burial were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Oak Grove Cemetery, Rockwood.

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

Robert G. ‘Bob’ Myers

Robert G. “Bob” Myers, 85, of Kingston, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007.

Born and raised in Cincinnati, he was of the Catholic faith and was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He was a former Wal-Mart greeter in Oak Ridge and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Betty Schmidtgoesling and Claire Stengl.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Maria Myers; children, Frank Myers of Kingston, Michael Koeder of Powell, Carol Violante of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., Richard Myers of Loxahatchee, Fla., B.J. Smith of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Jack Smith of Lantana, Fla.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Frieda Taylo of Kingston.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be accepted at Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, which is was in charge of arrangements.

Mollie Currier Patton

Mollie Currier Patton, 91, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, at her home.

Born Feb. 18, 1916, in the Wheat community, she was a longtime member of Bible Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Pat-ton; father and mother, Fate and Lydia Currier; brothers,

Cecil Currier, Onnie Currier, Fred Currier and Bonum Currier; and sisters, Pearl Baker, Mary Baker, Ella Mae Miller, Laura Sarten, Mable Loposser and Lou Eller Currier.

Survivors include sisters, Ruth Currier and Partha Sarten, both of Harriman; brother, Fate Currier Jr. of Harriman; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, in Kyker Funeral Home chapel, Harriman, with the Rev. Sam Loy

and the Rev. Wesley Duncan officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Willard Park Cemetery, Harriman.

William Bertram Pemberton

William Bertram Pemberton, 85, of Nashville, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007.

Born Jan. 3, 1922, in Sunbright, he was the first of nine children born to Caywood and Robbie Vail Bertram Pemberton, both of whom preceded him in death. At age 7, he and his family moved from Johnson City to Rockwood, where he obtained his high school diploma.

He began work with the Southern Railroad as yardmaster in charge of delivery of supplies to the site that became Oak Ridge. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

Following his education at Tennessee Wesleyan and the University of Tennessee, he began his professional career in 1947. He served the citizens of his state by ensuring the safety of train and truck transportation. He retired from the Tennessee Public Service Commission, Transportation Division after more than 37 years with the official title of director, but always known by the honorific “chief.”

He enjoyed 20 years of retirement traveling with his best friend and wife, keeping up with his grandchildren, and keeping a constant eye on his lifelong pursuits, sports and politics.

He was a member of the National Conference of Transporation Specialists, for which he served as president in 1982. A 32nd degree Freemason, he also belonged to the Democrat Party, American Legion Post 50, Crievewood United Methodist Church and Rockwood First Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Bert Pemberton, James Pemberton and Jack Pemberton.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Martha Carolyn Hutsell, previously of Niota; son and daughter-in-law, William B. II and Martha Pemberton of Madison, Miss.; grandchildren, Jennifer L. and Jared Maddux of Coral Gables Fla., William B. Pemberton III and Charles W. Pemberton, both of Memphis, and J. Matthew Wray of Ridgeland, Miss.; brothers, C.W. Pemberton of the Homestead community of Cumberland County, Thoms P. Pemberton and John Pemberton, both of Rockwood; sisters and brother-in-law, Peggy and Max Edwards of Knoxville and Ann Griesinger of Lexington, Ky.; and 19 nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was at noon Tuesday, Dec. 18, in Rockwood First Presbyterian Church. Burial was at Roane Memorial Gardens, Rockwood.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, in Crievewood United Methodist Church, Nashville. Memorial service will follow. Evans Mortuary, Rockwood, is in charge of arrangements.

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

Susan E. Webb

Susan E. Webb, 62, of Ten Mile, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, at her home.

She was a member of Luminary United Methodist Church, Ten Mile.

She was preceded in death by parents, Harry and Marquerite Forte Leonard; and mother-in-law, Julia Webb.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas Webb of Ten Mile; father-in-law, Marshall Webb of Ten Mile; stepdaughters, Patti Webb of Cincinnati and Autumn Collinsworth of Florence, Ky.; son, Joseph T. Mullen of Albany, N.Y.; daughter, Lori M. Haggerty of Albany; grandchildren, Joseph D. Mullen and Andrea L. Mullen, both of Albany, Braden Collinsworth, Luke Collinsworth and Karlisa Collinsworth, all of Florence; brothers and sister-in-law, Harry B. and Linda Leonard of Arizona, Timothy F. Leonard of Albany and Carson J. Leonard of Slingerlands, N.Y.; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Trisha L. and James A. Sigsworth of Delmar, N.Y., and Marquerite and Ronald E. Hoyt of Albany.

Memorial services were Saturday, Dec. 15, in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Albany, and Sunday, Dec. 16, in Luminary United Methodist Church, Ten Mile. Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Gene T. Aytes, 72, Wartburg

Gene T. Aytes, 72, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 11, 2007, at his home in Wartburg. Gene was a long time coal operator in Morgan and Anderson Counties.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Collins Aytes; parents, Clayton and Flossie Mathews Aytes.

Mr. Aytes is survived by his daughters, Shelia Wilson of Wartburg, Loretta and husband Tom White of Crossville and Angela and husband Mark Basler of Roane Co.; sons, Phil and wife Jenny Aytes of Wartburg and Tim and Carol Aytes of Lancing; sisters, Faye Draper of Deer Lodge and Joyce Potter of Jamestown.

The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, Dec. 12, 2007 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. Junior Nance officiating. Graveside services will be held Thursday morning, Dec. 13, 2007 11 a.m. in Frankfort Church Cemetery, Lancing.

Minnie Mabel Jones, Sunbright

Minnie Mabel Jones of Sunbright, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007 at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She loved spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed quilting and gardening. Mabel was born Oct. 11, 1915 to John and Tennessee Anderson. She was a life long resident of Morgan County.

Mabel was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Roy Jones; daughters, Kay Freels and Daisy Churchwell; son, Billy Jones; son-in-law, Charles Phillips; brother, Henry Anderson; and sister, Edith Smith.

Mrs. Jones is survived by five daughters, Junnie Phillips of Deer Lodge, Wanda Good and husband Larry of Carmel, Ind., Eva Herbst and husband Don of Carol Stream, Ill., Fay Huling and husband Larry of Allardt and Becky Fritz and husband Wayne of Manhatten, Ill.; three sons, Willard and wife Rose of Springdale, Ohio, David and wife, Carol of Sunbright and Dennis and wife Sue of Middletown, Ohio; twenty-five grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Beulah Owens and Inez Summers; and a host of relatives and friends.

The family received friends Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services followed at 8 p.m. with Bro. Larry Huling officiating. A graveside service was held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Deer Lodge.

Marjorie B. Kittrell, 83, Oakdale

Marjorie B. Kittrell, 83 of Oakdale, passed away on Dec. 10, 2007, U.T. Hospital. A lifelong resident of the Piney and Pine Orchard Communities. Marjorie was beloved by her family and friends both old and new. She was fully engaged in life as an avid exerciser and world traveler. Just before her passing she was planning her next trip.

She was born Marjorie Bernice Langley. She was a devout Christian attending Piney Baptist Church for 78 years, a member for 66 years and most recently a member of Oakdale First Baptist Church, Oakdale.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Kittrell; parents, Cecil and Rosa Langley; son, Larry Kittrell.

Mrs. Kittrell is survived by her son and daughter-in-law; Steve and Karen Kittrell of Oakdale; daughter and son-in-law; Kim and Michael Ogilvie, of Sarasota, Fla.; grandsons and wives, Chris and Tami of Knoxville, Jason and Robin of Oakdale and Josh and Tiffany of Oakdale; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Madeline, Sydney and Darren and also another great-grandchild on the way; brothers and sisters-in-law, Fred and Faye Langley and Ralph and Anita Langley; sister and brother-in-law; Mildred and Maurice Carroll; also several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, Dec. 12, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg with funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. with Bro. Jim Disney and Rev. Bill Young officiating. Graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 A.M. in Piney Church Cemetery, Oakdale.

The family request that memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital or the Morgan Co. Habitat for Humanity.

Bobbie June Basler, 71, Harriman

Bobbie June Basler, 71, of Harriman, beloved wife, mother and grandmother went to be with the Lord Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007 at U.T. Hospital surrounded by family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Mamie Solomon Russell and Claiborn Russell; daughter, Gina Marie Basler; sister, Donna Faye Miller; and grandson, Joshua Shane Basler.

Mrs. Basler is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Harold Basler of Harriman; daughter, Bobbi Sue Brock and Dwayne Brock of Harriman; sons, Steve Basler of Harriman, Larry Basler and wife Tammy of Maryville; grandchildren, Kellie Basler Kidd and husband Dean of Wartburg, Steven Basler and Katie, Brandy Basler and Danielle and Jason Basler and Christie all of Maryville; great-grandchildren, Sydney Kidd, Trinity Basler and Jayden Basler; sisters,

Judy Johnson and Sandra and husband Dale Blake all of Harriman; also a host nieces and nephews; and special friendSarah Farmer for her loving support.

The family received friends Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral service followed at 8 p.m. with Pastor Nick Hill officiating. Graveside service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Rankin Chapel Cemetery Oakdale.

Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg is in charge of arrangements.

James ‘Tony’ Johnson, Oakdale

James ‘Tony’ Johnson, of Oakdale, passed away suddenly on a hunting trip, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007. He was retired after 31 years as a rural carrier in Oakdale.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Johnson; and brother, Roy Johnson.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Johnson; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Cheryl Johnson and Jay and Sheila Johnson; step-daughter, Cheryl Thompson; grandsons, Jeremiah, Ethan, and Seth Johnson; granddaughters, MaKayla Johnson and Ashley Moore; mother, Imogene Johnson; sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and Lloyd Cook and Tommie and Jim West; also a host of nieces, nephews, and many friends.

The family received friends, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. A funeral service was held Friday, Dec. 7th, at 11 a.m. at Piney Baptist Church with Bro. Pat McGee and Bro. Chuck Wilburn officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg was in charge of arrangements.

June C. Crouch Garrett, 66

June C. Crouch Garrett, 66, of Lancing, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 5, 2007 at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was born Oct. 17, 1941 to Steve and Lois Crouch. She was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church. She loved her family and church and many friends and especially her grandchildren.

Mrs. Garrett is survived by her husband of 46 years, Vernon Garrett; children, Douglas E. Garrett and wife Tammy of Joyner, Steven P. Garrett and wife Rebecca of Lancing, daughter, Kelly Garrett of Loudon; nine grandchildren; mother, Lois Crouch of Wartburg; sister and brother-in-law; Diana and Tom Cagley of Wartburg; special friends, Burnis and Brenda Hamby of Lancing.

The family received friends Friday, Dec. 7, 2007 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral service was Saturday at 10 a.m. at Schubert Funeral Home Chapel, Wartburg with Bro. Buster Armes and Bro. Benji Blakney officiating. Interment followed at Morgan Memorial Gardens.

Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg was in charge of arrangements.

Anna Lou Davis, 68, Coalfield

Anna Lou Davis, 68, a resident of Coalfield, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.

Mrs. Davis was born June 7, 1939 in the Fork Mountain Community of New River. The family moved to Oliver Springs in 1955 and Mrs. Davis graduated from Oliver Springs High School in 1959. She was a loving mother, grandmother and the joy of her life was caring for and spending time with her family.

She was a member of the Family Worship Center in the Stevens community and she attended the Clinton Church Of God. She loved to sing in church and her favorite song was ‘Thank You Lord For Your Blessings On Me.’

Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Davis; son, Franklin David Davis; parents, James Morgan, Sr. and Opal Stringer Morgan; and brother, Avery Morgan.

She is survived by daughter, Sonya Bunch and her husband Chris; three grandchildren, Sheena Price and husband Jack, Canaan Brady Bunch and Chrissah Blake Lee Bunch all of Coalfield; sisters, Jean Rains and husband Ken of Wartburg and Brenda Gaylor and husband Wayne of Oliver Springs, and brothers, James Morgan Jr. and wife Nancy of Oliver Springs, Billy David Morgan and wife Brenda of Kissimee, Fla. and Charles Edward Morgan and wife Kathy of Knoxville; and several nieces, nephews, extended family members and special friends.

The family received friends Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007 between the hours of 1 and 2 p.m. at Sharp Funeral Home. Services followed in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. with Teresa Noe officiating.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, 900 E. Hill Avenue, Suite 240 Knoxville, TN 37915. An online register book for Mrs. Davis is available at www.sharpfh.com

Mattie Elizabeth Douglas, Ohio

Mattie Elizabeth Douglas of Lima, Ohio formerly of Sunbright, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007. Mrs. Douglas lived with her daughter Jan in Lima, Ohio for the past ten years. She was a longtime member of the Sunbright Methodist Church. She retired from Kellwood Company in 1982.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd (Buster) Douglas; parents, Phillip and Flonnie Kennedy; brothers, Gene, Harry and Rayburn Kennedy; and sister, Lorene Ward.

Mrs. Douglas is survived by her daughter, Janis Reed of Lima, Ohio; son, Michael Douglas of Sunbright and friend Crystal Brockway of Sunbright; grandsons, Dennis Satterfield (Deanne Schindel) and Shawn (Tawayna) Satterfield all of Lima, Ohio; great-grandsons, Andrew and Matthew Satterfield of Lima, Ohio; sister, Marilyn Hough of Sunbright; also several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Sunbright. Funeral service followed at 8 p.m. with Bro. Charles Webb and Bro. John Slater officiating. Graveside service was held Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at Sunbright Cemetery.

Schubert Funeral Home, Sunbright was in charge of arrangements.

Kathleen Jean McKeethan, 84

Kathleen Jean Van Norstran McKeethan, 84, of Sunbright, passed away Sunday Dec. 16, 2007. She was born Feb. 10, 1923 in Wartburg. She was a member of Wartburg Presbyterian Church. She worked outside of the home for a short time, but spent most of her life taking care of her home and family. She was a devoted wife and mother and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clem and Parlia Henry Van Norstran; baby sister, Clara Van Norstran; and infant grandson; Patrick Russell Freels.

Mrs. McKeethan is survived by her husband of 63 years, J.T. McKeethan of Sunbright; daughters, Cathy McKeethan of Sunbright, Cynthia Mantooth and husband Charles of Lenoir City; grandchildren, Katrina Freels Hurtt and husband Trevor of Lancing, Jason Freels and Joe Freels and wife Alice of Sunbright, Skip Mantooth and wife Teza and Ann Mantooth of Lenoir City; great-grandchildren, Haley, Hannah and Hayden Hurtt and John and Shannon Freels.

The family received friends Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Sunbright. Funeral service followed at 8 p.m. with Bro. David Coffman, Bro. Bill Sharpe and Bro. Charles Webb officiating. Graveside service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Sunbright Cemetery.

Schubert Funeral Home, Sunbright is in charge of arrangements.

Audie Ray ‘Whacker’ Newport, 50

Audie Ray ‘Whacker’ Newport, 50, passed away at 12:50 p.m. Dec. 14, 2007, at his residence. He was born Sept. 13, 1957, in Sunbright, to Furl and Thelma Newport.

His father preceded him in death. His mother survives in Lima. On July 20, 1990, he married Crystal L. Foster, who survives in Lima.

Mr. Newport worked at Lima Auto Mall for many years. He attended Longfellow school, North Junior High and Lima Senior High School. He played football and softball. He enjoyed sports, hunting and fishing. He was an avid poker player, a Browns football fan and a history buff, especially on the period of the U.S. Civil War. He loved classic rock and the blues. He was a great cook and loved to barbecue.

Mr. Newport is survived by his daughters, Leslie L. Newport and Ashley A. Newport both of Lima; adopted son, Nicoli G. Foster of Lima; adopted daughter, Faith N. Foster of Lima; brothers, Ed (Cindy) Newport of Lima, Danny Newport of Knoxville and John Newport of Lima; two sisters, Pat (Chester) Hembree of Loogootee, Ind. and Deb (John Hawk) Newport of Shawnee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Chiles-Laman Funeral Homes, Lewis Chapel. Burial will be later in Ward Cemetery.

Friends were able to call the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Hospice.

Louise Williams, 88, Ohio

Louise Williams, 88, of Poland, Ohio formerly of Lancing, passed away Saturday Dec. 15, 2007, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Poland. She was born March 31, 1919 in Tellico Plains and was the daughter of the late Horace Simeon and Nancy Jane (Pearson) Hampton. She was a homemaker and a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church in Gobey. During WWII, there was shortage of teachers and Louise was asked to teach school.

Her husband, Ralph T. Williams whom she married Aug. 21, 1941 passed away July 10, 1999. In addition to her husband and parents she is also preceded in death by her brothers, William A., James Clifford , Fred R. and Charles Ramon Hampton.

Mrs. Williams is survived by her brother, Rex H. (Eleanor) Hampton of Lakeland, Fla.; aunts, Ruby Wilson and Elena Sharp both of Maryville; sister-in-law, Donna R. Hampton of Warren; six nieces and three nephews.

The family will receive friends Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral service was held Friday at 11 a.m. at Schubert Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in Morgan Memorial Gardens.

Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg was in charge of arrangements.

Alice ‘Mae’ Scott, 97

Alice ‘Mae’ Scott, 97, of Huber Heights passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007 at Hospice of Dayton.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Abner and Pearl Ryon; husband, Ervin Scott; brothers, Ernie, Charles, and Gene Ryon; sister, Irene Anderson; and granddaughter, Janice Summers.

Mrs. Scott is survived by her brother, Albert (Doris) Ryon; daughters, Bernice Summers and Alene (Don) Wohler; grandchildren, Steve (Darsie) Wohler, Tina (Ralph) Estridge and Julie (Adam) Zaleski; nine great-grandchildren; numerous other family and friends.

She enjoyed crafts and crocheting. Mrs. Scott was a very devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2007 at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4104 Needmore Rd. Pastor Tom Bowman officiated the services. Family received friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday prior to services at the funeral home. Burial followed services at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens.

If desired, contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. To send a special online message to the family please visit www.NewcomerFamily.com

Edna Marie Phillips Sanderson

Edna Marie Phillips Sanderson, 93, of Wartburg, passed away, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, in the Life Care Center of Morgan County. She was born Sept. 20, 1914 in Huntsville, to the late Harrison and Bess Parker Phillips. She married Garnet Sanderson in 1934 and moved to Morgan County in 1935. She spent 14 years in Gobey and her remaining time in Wartburg. She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church, Wartburg for 65 years serving the Lord daily with kindness to all she came in contact with. She also was a past matron of the Order of Eastern Star in Wartburg. She later demitted to the Petros Order. Mrs. Sanderson retired in 1980 from the Highland Telephone Cooperative in Sunbright, after 25 years of service as one of the cooperatives first four employees. She enjoyed her association with her life-long friends and relatives. She represents a generation that devoted her life to her faith, her family and her country.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Garnet Sanderson; brother, Virgil Phillips; sisters, Edith Phillips and Wilda Eastham; nephew, Harold Dean Phillips; and grandson, Robert Dean.

Mrs. Sanderson is survived by her sons, Robert Bryan Sanderson and wife Joan of Sevierville, David Parker Sanderson and wife Betty of Crossville; daughter,

Tillie Ann Sisson and husband Earl of Knoxville; grandchildren, Tara Lynn Sanderson, David Mitchell Sanderson, Amy Marie Simpson, Kevin James Sanderson, Leelan Beaver, Sarah Steinfeld and Susan Lower; great-grandchildren; Ashley Sanderson, William Parker Simpson; and sister-in-law; Imogene Byrd of Huntsville.

The family received friends Saturday, Dec. 8th, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Wartburg. Funeral services followed at 3 p.m. with Rev. Tom Mooty officiating. Interment followed in the Morgan Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Wartburg.

Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg was in charge of arrangements.