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Norma Smith Childs
Norma Smith Childs, 53, of Norris, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at St. Mary’s North, Knoxville.
Born June 26, 1954, in Oak Ridge, she lived in the Batley community of Oliver Springs until a year ago. She was a loving mother and grandmother who was a member of Batley Baptist Church. She was a teacher’s assistant for 15 years with the Oak Ridge school system.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Randall Childs; father, Fred Smith; brother, Norman Smith Sr.; and niece, Leslie Smith.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Tiffany and Phillip Vann of Kingston; son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Tyler Bain of Maryville; mother, Myrtle Brooks Smith; granddaughters, Kaylie Vann and Morgan Vann; sister and brother-in-law, Nathina and Carl White of Clinton; nephews and niece-in-law, Norman Smith Jr. of Clinton and Carl Jr. and Heather White of Maryville; and great-niece, Hanna White.
Graveside service and burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Anderson Memorial Gardens, Oliver Springs. Sharp Funeral Home, Oliver Springs, is in charge of arrangements.
An online register for is available at www.sharpfh.com.
Patricia Bell ‘Trish’ Parrish
Patricia Bell “Trish” Parrish, 51, of Harriman, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, in Roane Medical Center, Harriman.
She was active in Toastmasters and the Bechtel Employees Club. She also refereed volleyball and soccer games.
She was preceded in death by father, Lynn H. Bell; and sister, Pam Eberhardt.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Parrish of Harriman; daughter, Jenny Ruth Parrish of Harriman; mother, Blanche Bell of Kingston; sisters, Brenda Bell of Atlanta and Sandy Levine of Hoover, Ala.; brothers, Jerry Bell of Gatlinburg and Greg Bell of Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial service for family and friends will be at noon Saturday, Feb. 9, in Midtown Valley United Methodist Church, with Esther Roberts officiating. Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman, is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Relay for Life, at American Cancer Society, 102 Windham Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
Teddy E. Parten
Teddy E. Parten, 71, of Oliver Springs, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, in Life Care Center of Morgan County, Wartburg.
Born Jan. 1, 1937, in Anderson County, he was a lifelong resident of Oliver Springs and a member of Oliver Springs First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by parents, James Olen Parten and Anna Belle Loveday Parten; and brothers, Thomas I. Parten and Robert D. “Bob” Parten.
Survivors include brothers and sisters-in-law, J.C. and Rosemary Parten of Powell, Jack Herbert and Hannah Parten of Loudon, Donald E. and Kathleen Parten of Oliver Springs and Gary Michael and Peggy Parten of Kingston; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and extended family members.
Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in Sharp Funeral Home chapel, Oliver Springs, with Pastor Steve McDonald and Pastor Barry Ariaz officiating. Graveside service and burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Anderson Memorial Gardens, Clinton.
An online register is available at www.sharpfh.com.
Georgia Lee Smith
Georgia Lee Smith, 81, of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, in Life Care Center of Morgan County, Wartburg.
Born May 5, 1926, in the New River community of Anderson County, she lived in Ohio for 15 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was a retired waitress.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Verlon Smith; daughter, Bobbie Green; parents, Ell Phillips and Kansas Patterson Phillips; sisters, Mildred Phillips and Leona Taylor; and brother, Virgil Phillips.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Martha and Carl Webster of London, Ky., and Tina and Kevin Freels of Wartburg; sons, Steve Madison and Charles Madison, both of Jacksboro; grandchildren, Sherry Jeffrey of London, Scott Webster of Richmond, Ky., Lindsay Freels and Eric Jones, both of Wartburg, Ronnie Green, Ray Green, Ricky Green and Susie Green all of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Webster, Ryan Webster and Ashley Webster; brother and sister-in-law, Junior and Connie Phillips of the Batley community, Oliver Springs; sisters and brother-in-law, Hazel and Jimmy Patterson of Oliver Springs, Lois Patterson and Christine Billings, both of Harriman, and Jessie Robinson of Thomasville, N.C.; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and special friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in Sharp Funeral Home, Oliver Springs. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the chapel, with the Rev. Eugene Hunter officiating. Graveside service and burial will be at Butler Cemetery, Oliver Springs.
An online register is available at www.sharpfh.com.
Daniel Taylor, 78, of Harriman, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at his home.
A member of St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church, Harriman, he was a retired A.B. Long Construction Co. explosives specialist with more than 50 years of service. He was an avid gardener who shared his flowers with people in nursing homes, hospitals and churches.
He was preceded in death by parents, Dollie Hanks Taylor and Solomon Taylor; and grandsons, Kendall Taylor II and Solomon Taylor.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Constance Taylor; children, Daniel W. and Patricia Taylor of Harriman, G. Christine Taylor of Cincinnati, Larry and Joyce Taylor, Kendall and Stacy Taylor, all of Atlanta, and David and Jan Goins of Knoxville; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in Evans Mortuary, Rockwood. Funeral service will follow, with Pastor Jesse L. Williams officiating.
An online register is available at www.evansmortuary.net
Jere Ann White
Jere Ann White, 62, of Kingston, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at her home.
She was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by parents Arthur H. and Dollie M. Brummitt Gordon; brother, A.H. Gordon Jr.; sister Billie Jean Chaffin; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, James S. and Dorothy S. White.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmy White; daughter and son-in-law, Missy and Eddie Lentz of Kingston; grandson, Josh Lentz of Kingston; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Garfield Hedgecoth of Harriman; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in Kyker Funeral Home chapel, Kingston, with Chaplain Dwayne Renfroe officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Brown Cemetery.