Feb. 26, 2008, obituaries

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By The Staff

James 'Bernie' Brown

James "Bernie" Brown, 68 of Kingston, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, in University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville.

A retired painter, he was a member of Painters Union Local 437.

He was preceded in death by parents, James and Nellie Greene Brown.

Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Sonya Evette and Duane Stout of Harriman and Elizabeth Bolden of Kingston; grandchildren, Zack Brown, Madison Bolden, Emma Bolden, Michael Stout and Donovan Stout.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in Poplar Springs Baptist Church fellowship hall. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, is in charge of arrangements.

Miles H. Ledbetter Sr.

Miles H. Ledbetter Sr., 60, of Kingston, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, in Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge.

A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was retired from BellSouth and was owner and operator of South 58 Tractor and Equipment.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sue Carroll Ledbetter; parents, John and Jettie Ledbetter; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Roy and Nora Waldo; and brother, Henry Ledbetter.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby J. Ledbetter; daughter, Kimberly Carroll of Kingston; sons, James William Ledbetter and Miles Ledbetter Jr., both of Kingston; grandchildren, Brittany Sue Ledbetter, Dalton Caroll and Logan Carroll; brother, Earl Ledbetter of Lebanon; sister, Sharon Lester of Morristown; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Evans Mortuary chapel, Rockwood, with the Rev. Donnie Hill and the Rev. John Underwood officiating. Graveside service, with full military honors by the Roane County Memorial Honor Guard, and burial was at Roane Memorial Gardens, Rockwood.

The family received friends Monday evening 6 to 8 p.m. at Evans Mortuary.

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

Ernest 'Moe' Riddle

Ernest "Moe" Riddle, 77, of Cookeville, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, in Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born May 20, 1930, in Rockwood, he was the son of Jess Riddle and Artie Riddle, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Ronnie Schubert of Jonesboro, Ga., Celia Norton of Kingston, Connie and Jimmy Bowling of Rockwood, Teresa Riddle of Soddy Daisy and Karen and Don Hamby of Cookeville; sisters, Emma Witt of Corbin, Ky., and Nellie Milsap of Duluth, Ga.; brothers, Arthur Riddle of Rockwood and Charles Riddle of Detroit; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Graveside service and burial were at 2 p.m. CST Monday, Feb. 25, at Dogwood Cemetery, Ozone, with Bro. Ken Haney officiating. Dyer Funeral Home, Cookeville, was in charge of arrangements.

Sharon Kay Spurling

Sharon Kay Spurling of Rockwood died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008.

A member of Rockwood First Baptist Church, she graduated from Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, with a degree in structural engineering. She did graduate work at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro and worked at Huntsville, Ala., and Forth Worth in research on materials for space shuttles and aircraft. She was invited to join Mensa while in Huntsville but did not pursue membership after her illness in 1992.

She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Mason and Adra Hatfield; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Spurling; and several aunts and uncles.

Survivors include parents, Jack and Eula Spurling of Rockwood; special cousin, Edward Hatfield, with whom she shared a Sept. 7 birthday; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in Evans Mortuary. Funeral service will follow in the chapel, with the Rev. Rick Roberts officiating. Graveside service and burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Oak Grove Cemetery, Rockwood.

Memorial contributions may be made to either Pine Orchard Baptist Church building fund, 206 Pine Orchard Road, Oakdale, TN 37829; or Rockwood First Baptist Church music ministry, 309 N. Chamberlain Ave., Rockwood, TN 37854.

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