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Jan. 23, 2008 obituaries

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By The Staff

Maxie Lee Strunk Carter

Maxie Lee Strunk Carter, 88, of Harriman, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, in NHC Health Care of Fort Sanders, Knoxville.

A retired licensed practical nurse who worked at Harriman City Hospital for many years, she was a longtime member of Harriman United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Reuben A. Carter; parents, Marion and Mary Strunk; brothers, Ray Strunk and Ralph Strunk; sisters, Margaret “Mot” Moates, Hazel Taylor and Alyne Goldston; and special friend, Inez Derrick.

Survivors include daughter, Conne Carter Armstrong of Louisville, Ky.; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Belinda Carter of Knoxville; sisters and brother-in-law, Evelyn Keeney of Birmingham, Ala., Jeanne Martin of Columbus, Ga., and Jayne and Allan Watson of Kingston; brother-in-law, Dan Moates of Knoxville; and numerous of nieces and nephews.

Graveside service burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Roane Memorial Gardens, Rockwood. Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman, is in charge of arrangements.

Virgil Ray Collette

Virgil Ray Collette, 54, of Rockwood, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, in Rockwood Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Evans Mortuary, Rockwood.

Kenneth Vance Holder

Kenneth Vance Holder, 79, of Kingston, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, in Rockwood Care and Rehabilitation Center.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by parents, John and Dove Holder; sister, Julia Morgan; brothers, Ted Holder, David Holder and Earl Holder; sister-in-law, Christine Holder; and nieces, Debra Holder Pryor and Cathy Holder Smick.

Survivors include sister and brother-in-law, Vivian and Willard Lasley; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Iva Holder, George Holder and Abe and Marie Holder; sister-in-law, Margaret Holder; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, including nieces Joyce Williams and Camellia McNeeley.

Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in Calvary Baptist Church, Kingston, with the Rev. Jeff Plemons officiating. Burial was at Oral Cemetery. Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, was in charge of arrangements.

Cassie Jones

Cassie Jones, 91, of Oliver Springs, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, in Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge.

Born April 6, 1916, in Scott County, she moved to Morgan County in the late 1930s and remained in the Stephens community until her move to Oliver Springs in 1992. She was a homemaker, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. A devout Christian, she was a faithful member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Oliver Springs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Miller Jones; sons, Howard Jones and Billy Ray Jones; daughters, Charlene and Juraleen; parents, Hugh Carroll and Lottie Lowe Carroll; and granddaughter, Norma Jean Shepherd.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Irene Griffin and Mary and Charles Shepherd, all of Wartburg, Norma and Robert Taylor of Clinton, Olivia and Roy Rather and Juanita Cooper, all of Oliver Springs; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Ester Jones of Harlingen, Texas, Benny and Kim Jones, Harold Dean and Cora Lou Jones and Ronnie and Rhonda Jones, all of Coalfield, and Terry Jones of Petros; 32 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; 53 great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Iva Lee Shoopman of Scott County and Angeline Davis of Lake City.

Funeral service was at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, in Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, with Pastor Garvan Walls officiating. Graveside service and burial were at Stephens Cemetery, Morgan County. Sharp Funeral Home, Oliver Springs, was in charge of arrangements.

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

Jesse Monroe Kesterson

Jesse Monroe Kesterson, 78, of Coalfield, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, at his home.

Born Dec. 23, 1929, in Clairfield, Tenn., he was an active member and deacon at Middle Creek Baptist Church, where he had served as choir director for more than 30 years.

A retired Martin Marietta Energy Systems millwright who worked at the plants in Oak Ridge, he enjoyed carpentry, woodworking, hiking, traveling, rock collecting from his travels and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, June McGlothin Kesterson; parents, Sam and Mary Cox Kesterson; grandson, Seth Kesterson; brother, Paul Kesterson; and son-in-law, Charlie Carter.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Walls Kesterson of Coalfield; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy Solis, Jenny and Jimmy Wendt and Janet and Brad Isbell, all of Coalfield, and Rebecca and Terry Carroll of Claxton; sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Paula Kesterson of Coalfield and Jeff and Kelly Kesterson of Marietta, Ga.; father-in-law, Arnold Walls; stepdaughters and stepsons-in-law, Tammy and Lynn Jackson of Coalfield and Jill and Mike Craft of Arab, Ala.; stepson, Stanley Marcom of Knoxville; grandchildren and spouses, Tim and Stacy Carter of Maryville, Andy and Amy Carter and Clark Brooks and fiance Jessica, all of Knoxville, Julie and Chris Baker of Chattanooga, Jeremy and Stephanie Wendt of Cookeville, Kelly and Aaron McGhee of Petros, Kerry Brooks, Jesse and Megan Isbell, James Isbell, Jacob Kesterson, Jill Kesterson and Jerrika Kesterson, all of Coalfield, Joseph and Kassidy Kesterson, Amber Miller and David Thead, all of Marietta, and Brittney and Jillian Carroll of Clinton; stepgrandchildren, Colt Jackson, Casey Jackson, Alex Craft and Maggie Craft; great-grandchildren, Bailey Carter, Cassie McCracken, Zach McCraken, Kyle Wendt, Grant Wendt, Jack Baker, Jayden Baker, Tanner McGhee, Daisy McGhee, Caleb Morrow, Matthew Miller, Ricky Reyes and Amber Reyes; sisters and brothers-in-law, Grace Sweet of Knoxville, Dorothy and Jack Riggs of Dayton, Ohio, Martha Hill of Harriman, Helen and Oliver Christopher of Petros and Ruth Lackey of Coalfield; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Madge and Bob Jones, Ivadell McGlothin, Fred Hamby, Don Royce, Shannon Walls, Melanie Walls and Brenda Jackson; caregiver and sister, Ruth Lackey; caregiver and granddaughter, Kelly McGhee; and a host of special friends and extended family members.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Sharp Funeral Home chapel, Oliver Springs, with the Rev. Ronald Guthrie officiating. Graveside service and burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Estes Cemetery, Coalfield.

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

David Lee Prince

David Lee Prince, 38, of Oliver Springs, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at his home.

Born July 1, 1969 in Duluth, Ga., he had lived in Doraville, Ga., until his move to Oliver Springs three years ago.

A gospel minister, he was an accomplished musician and vocalist who played many instruments, including the piano, which was his greatest passion. He was a faithful member of Beech Fork Holiness Church.

He was preceded in death by mother, Sybyl Janet Smith Prince; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jane and Scott Butler; and grandmother, Irene Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Lisa Morgan Prince; sons, Brandon McElroy and Kyle Coker, both of Oliver Springs; daughters, Hanna Coker and Summer Coker, both of Oliver Springs; father, Ellis Lamar Prince of Doraville; brother and sister-in-law, the Rev. Lamar and Hilda Prince of Suwanee, Ga.; sister, Judy Walters of Biloxi, Miss.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, J.P. “Doc” and Miss Betty Morgan; and grandparents, the Rev. Jim and Evelyn Eason.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in Sharp Funeral Home chapel, Oliver Springs, with the Rev. Herman Woods, the Rev. Lamar Prince and the Rev. Ben Coggins officiating. Graveside service and burial were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Anderson Memorial Gardens, Clinton.

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

Shirley Lemons Sliger

Shirley Lemons Sliger, 73, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, after an eight-month battle with lung cancer.

A loving wife, mother and “mammaw,” she loved cooking and serving huge family meals in her kitchen and around her dining table. Her favorite times were family vacations with all her grandchildren.

After retiring from Union Planters Bank, she was an avid homemaker who loved working in her yard and flowers. She had many good friends and was a mother to all of those in her extended family.

A dedicated member of Trenton Street Baptist Church, Harriman, for more than 50 years, she was a teacher and director of the youth and children’s departments. She initiated the founding of the Kool Kids Activities Day Camp, with which she was involved for 11 years. She was a member of the Gleaners Sunday school class who enjoyed serving on the kitchen committee and food closet, where she selflessly shared her faith of Jesus Christ with others.

A member of the Bradley County High School class of 1952, she enjoyed sharing in yearly reunions with many of her friends.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Hugh C. Sliger of Harriman; daughter, Jan Fine of Knoxville; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Jenny Sliger of Knoxville; brother-in-law, Jack McKenzie of Athens; grandchildren, Zac Fine, Tanner Fine, Brittany Sliger, Catherine Sliger and Matthew Sliger, all of Knoxville; and nephews, nieces and families, Farrell and Sue Fisher, J.T. and Meg Lemons, Gayla, Dub, Sarah and Stephen Darville and Debbie, Paul and Hugh Willson.

A celebration of life was at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Trenton Street Baptist Church, Harriman, with Robert Darville and Pastor Gene Nelson officiating. Graveside services and burial were at Roane Memorial Gardens, Rockwood. Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman, was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trenton Street Baptist Church’s children’s department.

Barbara Burnette True

Barbara Burnette True, 75, of Rockwood, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, in Roane Medical Center, Harriman.

Born April 12, 1932, in Harlan County, Ky., she was

a member of Rockwood First Baptist Church and was a

loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by parents, Joe and Alice Chandler; granddaughter, Ashley Brummett Henning; great-granddaughter, Maleigha Hope Henning; sisters, Eileen Jones, Myrtle Solomon and Helen Rose; and brothers, Rothel Chandler and Billy Joe Chandler.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, J.P. True of Rockwood; daughter, Sharon T. Brummett of Clinton; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, in Evans Mortuary, Rockwood. Funeral service will follow in the chapel, with the Rev. Rick Roberts officiating. Graveside service and burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Roane Memorial Gardens, Rockwood.

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

Novella Gertrude ‘Gertie’ Van Zandt

Novella Gertrude “Gertie” Van Zandt, 81, of Flint, Mich., died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008.

Born Jan. 25, 1926, in Harriman, she was the daughter of Oliver and Ona Riddle Frisbee, both of whom preceded her in death. Upon graduating from Harriman

High School, she worked at one of the Oak Ridge atomic plants.

After moving to Flint, she began working at Redman

Motors, Owosso, Mich., and later at Chevrolet. She also worked as a senior nurse assistant at Kith Haven and

Hurley Hospital, both in Flint. Her favorite work station

was the nursery. She then pursued a career as a self-

employed private-duty nurse who worked with home

health agencies, where she made friends with several people and their families, whom she cherished over the

years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Charles G. Van Zandt; brothers, Oliver, Kline and Thomas; and sisters, Geneva and Maxine.

Survivors include son, Gerald; daughters, Teresa, Brenda and Susan; grandsons, David, Brian and Jesse; great-grandchildren, Whitney, Kaiya, Logan and Jacob; sisters, Grace Roberts and Joan Frisbee; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, in Swartz Funeral Home, Flint, with Pastor Doug Klein officiating. Burial will be at Flint Memorial Park.

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

Obituary courtesy of Davis Funeral Home, Harriman.

John Boyd ‘J.B.’ Williams

John Boyd “J.B.” Williams, 77, of Kingston, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at his home.

He was a member of Tennessee Baptist Church, Kingston.

He was preceded in death by parents, John Martin and Della Tucker Williams.

Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Shirley Jenkins

Williams of Kingston; sons, Derrick Williams, Fred Williams, Richard Williams, Jeff Williams and Jason Williams; daughter, Barbara Sartin; sisters, Louise Harris

and Betty Nix; brother, Mitchell Williams; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Graveside service and burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Tennessee Baptist Church Cemetery, Kingston, with the Rev. Gene Colvard officiating.

Prayer will be given by the Rev. Alfred Herrell. Kyker

Funeral Home, Kingston, is in charge of arrangements.

Honorary pallbearers are Fred Williams and Derrick

Williams. Pallbearers are John Williams, Bruce Kennedy, Chris Williams, Mark Hooks, Junior Scott and Larry Weatherly.

Ben F. Daugherty, 86, Bethpage

Ben F. Daugherty, 86, of Bethpage, TN, formerly of Oak Ridge, passed away at his residence Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008.

He was born Apr. 29, 1921 in Petros to General Sheridan and Rhoda Helen Price Daugherty, both now deceased.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Hattie Sue Jenkins Daugherty; sons, Ronald and James Melvin (Jimmy) Daugherty; sisters, Gertie Daugherty, Lena Mae Seiber and Callie Armes; and brothers, Oscar Floyd and Henry Daugherty.

Mr. Daugherty was of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army World War II serving in Normandy, Northern France and Thineland. He received the Purple Heart Fame Theatre Ribbon with three Bronze stars, American Defense Service Medal, and Good Conduct Ribbon and was wounded in action in Lurembourg. He retired from Pan American Airways as a security guard. He was a member of the VFW, DAV, in Oak Ridge, a member of the Purple Hearts Club and also a member of the Moose Lodge in Florida. He loved and enjoyed his family and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.

He is survived by his son, Larry Daugherty of New Orleans, La. His caregiver and longtime companion, Sue Thompson of Oak Grove; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; sister, Jeanette Reynolds and husband Larry of Coalfield; three brothers, David Daugherty of Nashville, Jimmy Daugherty and wife Wanda of Petros and Roger Daugherty and wife Darlas of Oliver Springs.

The funeral was held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, in the chapel of Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Morgan of Union Valley Baptist Church in Winrock officiating, and the Hallelujah Praise Singers provided the music. Interment was at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with military honors. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Online messages may be sent to www.martinoakridgefuneralhome.com

Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Fred Cook, 52, Oakdale

Fred Cook, 52, of Oakdale, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 at his home.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Cook.

Mr. Cook is survived by his wife, Helen Nelson Cook; two sons, Robby Trew and Gary Woods; daughter, Chris Dover all of Harriman; two granddaughters, Heather and Shea Bane; mother, Rosie Holt Cook; five brothers, George and Dorthy Cook, Frank and Ronda Cook, Buford and Pam Cook and Randy all of Oakdale and Earl and Mary Cook of Rockwood; five sisters, Mary and Bobby Clark and Margie Clark all of Clarksville, Sandy and Junior Helton and Jeannie Wittibsiager of Oakdale and Glenda and Butch Condrone of Harriman; a host of nieces, nephews and loved ones.

The family received friends Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Harriman. Funeral services were held at 8 p.m. with Rev. Larry Noe officiating. Graveside services were held Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008 at the Cook Family Cemetery in Oakdale.

Davis Funeral Home of Harriman served the family of Mr. Fred Cook.

Mitchell Wayne Kelly, 46

Mitchell Wayne Kelly, 46, a resident of Oliver Springs, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 at his home.

He was born Sept. 6, 1961 in Harriman. He lived in the Coalfield Community and graduated from Coalfield High School in 1980. He was most recently employed at Briarcliff Health Care Center and was formerly employed at Bi-Lo Supermarket and the Coalfield High School.

Mr. Kelly was preceded in death by his grandparents, Nadine and Bill McNew, Robert and Stella Kelly, Verldon and Irene Coker; parents, Mildred Kelly and Vann Kelly; sister, Cathy Brown; and nephew, Kainon Kelly.

He attended Beech Park Baptist Church, which was a great joy to him. He also enjoyed gospel singing and spending time with his family who knew he loved the Lord.

Mr. Kelly will be missed by his mother, Verldean Kelly of Oliver Springs; brothers, Ronnie Poole and wife Suzanne of Oliver Springs, Mike Kelly and wife Debbie of Rockwood, Jeff Kelly and wife Sandy of Oliver Springs; sisters, Brenda Hamby of Gastonia, N.C., Cindy Bendure and husband Roger of LaVernge, Darlene Collins and husband Steve of Oliver Springs, Karen Kirkland and husband Wes of Powell and Cindy Davis and husband Dan of Andersonville; brother-in-law, Mike Brown and wife Karen of Knoxville; nieces, Shannon Foster and husband Jeramie, Morgan Poole, Kristi Kelly, Phillip and Kristin Kelly, Mary Catherine and Rachel Brown, Sony Hamby, Ron Hamby and wife Toni, Allison and Madison Bendure, Kelly Collins and Wesley Kirkland; and great-nieces, Taylor and Kaylee Kelly and Logan Hamby; aunts and uncles, Clara McNew, Carolyn Pogue, Nick and Reba Ellis, Geneva and Earl Russell, June Humphrey, Hattie and Barry Henderson, Dottie Kelly, Eddie and Linda Coker, Verna Phillips, and Mae Malcolm; many cousins, extended family members, special friends which includes a very special friend, Michael Roysden and his wife Sandra.

The family received friends Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008 between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. at Sharp Funeral Home. Funeral services followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Robbie Leach officiating. Burial and graveside services were held Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Willard Park Cemetery in Harriman.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Beech Park Baptist Church Building Fund, 519 W. Tri-County Boulevard, Oliver Springs, TN 37840. Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. An online register book is available at www.sharpfh.com

Ruby Hott, 69, Crossville

Ruby Hott, 69, of Crossville passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008. She was cremated and all arrangements were taken care of by Crossville Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. A private memorial service was held with family and friends.

Ms. Hott was born Sept. 26, 1938 in Morgan County, the daughter of the late Hugo and Opal Phillips Young.

She enjoyed gardening, quilting, fishing, and was a collecter of tea pots.

Mrs. Hott is survived by her children, Patsy Elaine Diederich of Oliver Springs, Ruby Rebecca Delcour of Republic, Mo., Charles Christopher Currier of Willard, Mo. and Edward Currier of Fayetteville, Ark.; brothers, Charlie Young of Deer Lodge, Thomas Young and Ed Young both of Sunbright, Franklin ‘Buzz’ Young of Wartburg, James Young of Missouri and Fred ‘Wart’ Young of Morgan County; sisters, Wanda Bunch of Wartburg and Dorothy Dykes of Crossville; 27 nieces and nephews, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by the father of her children, Edward Zircle Currier and husband Clifford Hott.

Valeria Teeaar Shannon, 81

Valeria Teeaar Shannon, 81, a long-time resident of Pilot Mountain, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at the Parkview Retirement Home in Sanford, NC.

Formerly of Tartu, Estonia, Valeria was the daughter of Oskar Ernst Teeaar and his wife Iraida. She later emigrated to the United States, where she worked as a translator and cataloguer for the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Valeria either spoke or wrote in Estonian, German, Spanish, Russian and English, and had a working knowledge of most Slavic languages. While in DC, she met and married John Shannon, formerly of Harriman, and with whom she traveled and worked during John’s numerous assignments overseas while he served his country as a member of the U.S. Department of State. Valeria was a wonderful storyteller and shared her many experiences of traditions in other lands with the schoolchildren of Morgan County and her friends. She was a great lady.

Valeria was a member of, or contributor to, many community groups including The Unicorn Fund, the YWCA of Oak Ridge, and clubs of the Federated Women’s Clubs of Tennessee. Her many friends in these organizations and elsewhere will miss her.

Valeria was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Timuu; and her husband John Shannon.

She is survived by her daughter, Annie Laurie and son-in-law Brian Harbour both of Pittsboro, NC; Shelby Melhorn, Barbara Langley and Annetta Watson were very special friends.

A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 222 North Church St., Wartburg, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, with a reception to follow in the church fellowship hall. The Rev. Robert Pfaff will officiate.

Betty Fae Garrett Walters, 74

Betty Fae Garrett Walters, 74, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at her home in Aberdeen, Miss. She was born Aug. 28, 1933, in Lima, Ohio, to Edward Ray Garrett and Iris Fae Williams Garrett. She graduated from Central High School in Wartburg and earned a nursing degree at Jefferson Davis Community College in Biloxi. She lived the past 53 years in Aberdeen, where she was a member of Aberdeen First Christian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 178. She retired from the Care Center of Aberdeen after 17 years of service.

Services with Eastern Star rites were at 11 a.m. Friday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with the Rev. Bob Secrist officiating. Her nephew, Jason Brown, sang ‘Consider the Lillies’ at her request. Burial was in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Reed Walters (Brenda) and Joel Anthony Walters (Teresa), both of Aberdeen; two sisters, Margaret Anne Wright (Barney) of Harriman and Iris Elaine Brown (Wayne) of Wartburg; one brother, Ralph Wendell Garrett (Jo Ann) of Harriman; four grandchildren, Russell Walters, Brittney Walters, Wanda Schrock and Shaun Davis; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Johnny Reed Walters; son, John Andrew Walters; sister, Mary Jo Huling; and brother, Norman Ray Garrett.

David Lee Prince, 38

David Lee Prince, 38, a resident of Oliver Springs, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, Jan. 18, 2008 at his home.

Mr. Prince was born July 1, 1969 in Duluth, Ga. He lived in Doraville, Ga. until his move to Oliver Springs three years ago.

He worked as a gospel minister. He was an accomplished musician and vocalist, who played many instruments including the piano of which he had the greatest passion. He was a faithful member of the Beech Fork Holiness Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Sybyl Janet Smith Prince; sister, Mary Jane Butler and her husband Scott; and grandmother, Irene Smith.

Mr. Prince is survived by his loving wife, Lisa Morgan Prince; by four children, Brandon McElroy, Hanna Coker, Kyle Coker and Summer Coker all of Oliver Springs; father, Ellis Lamar Prince of Doraville, Ga.; brother, Rev. Lamar Prince and wife Hilda of Suwanee, Ga.; sister, Judy Walters of Biloxi, Miss.; father and mother in law, J.P. ‘Doc’ Morgan and Miss Betty; and grandparents, Rev. Jim and Evelyn Eason.

The family received friends Monday, Jan. 21, 2008 between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. at Sharp Funeral Home. Funeral services followed in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Herman Woods, Rev. Lamar Prince and Rev. Ben Coggins officiating. Burial and graveside services were held Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Cassie Jones, 91, Oliver Springs

Cassie Jones, 91, a resident of Oliver Springs, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, Jan. 18, 2008 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.

Mrs. Jones was born Apr. 6, 1916 in Scott County. She moved to Morgan County in the late 1930’s. She remained in the Stephens Community until her move to Oliver Springs in 1992.

She was a homemaker, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a devout Christian and a faithful member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Miller Jones; two sons, Howard Jones and Billy Ray Jones; two daughters, Charlene and Juraleen; parents, Hugh Carroll and Lottie Lowe Carroll; and granddaughter, Norma Jean Shepherd.

Mrs. Jones is survived by her daughters, Irene Griffin of Wartburg, Norma Taylor and husband Robert of Clinton, Mary Shepherd and husband Charles of Wartburg, Olivia Rather and husband Roy of Oliver Springs and Juanita Cooper of Oliver Springs; sons, Donald Jones and wife Ester of Harlingen, Tx., Benny Jones and wife Kim of Coalfield, Harold Dean Jones and wife Cora Lou of Coalfield, Terry Jones of Petros and Ronnie Jones and wife Rhonda of Coalfield; 32 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; 53 great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Iva Lee Shoopman of Scott County and Angeline Davis of Lake City.

The family received friends Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church between the hours of 1 and 3 p.m. with the funeral service following at 3 p.m. with pastor Garvan Walls officiating. Burial and graveside services followed at the Stephens Cemetery of Morgan County.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online register book is available at www.sharpfh.com

Jesse Monroe Kesterson, 78

Jesse Monroe Kesterson, 78, a resident of Coalfield, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008 at his home. He was born Dec. 23, 1929 in Clairfield.

He was an active member and Deacon of Middle Creek Baptist Church. He had also served the church as choir director for more than thirty years.

Mr. Kesterson was a retired Millwright for the United States Government, at the Martin Marietta plants in Oak Ridge. He enjoyed carpentry, woodworking, hiking, traveling, rock collecting from his travels and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of more than 50 years, June McGlothin Kesterson; parents, Sam and Mary Cox Kesterson; grandson, Seth Kesterson; brother, Paul Kesterson; and son-in-law, Charlie Carter.

Mr. Kesterson is survived by his wife, Sandra Walls Kesterson of Coalfield; daughters, Judy Solis of Coalfield, Jenny Wendt and husband Jimmy of Coalfield, Rebecca Carroll and husband Terry of Claxton, Janet Isbell and husband Brad of Coalfield; sons, Jerry Kesterson and wife Paula of Coalfield, Jeff Kesterson and wife Kelly of Marietta, Ga.; father-in-law, Arnold Walls; step-children, Tammy Jackson and husband Lynn of Coalfield, Stanley Marcom of Knoxville and Jill Craft and husband Mike of Arab, Ala.; grandchildren, Tim Carter and wife Stacy of Maryville, Andy Carter and Amy of Knoxville, Julie Baker and husband Chris of Chattanooga, Jeremy Wendt and wife Stephanie of Cookeville, Kelly McGhee and husband Aaron of Petros, Clark Brooks and fiance Jessica of Knoxville, Kerry Brooks of Coalfield, Jesse Isbell and wife Megan of Coalfield, James Isbell of Coalfield, Jacob, Jill, and Jerrika Kesterson of Coalfield, Joseph and Kassidy Kesterson, Amber Miller and David Thead of Marietta, Ga. and Brittney and Jillian Carroll of Clinton; step-grandchildren, Colt and Casey Jackson and Alex and Maggie Craft; great-grandchildren, Bailey Carter, Cassie and Zach McCraken, Kyle and Grant Wendt, Jack and Jayden Baker, Tanner and Daisy McGhee, Caleb Morrow, Matthew Miller, Ricky and Amber Reyes; sisters, Grace Sweet of Knoxville, Dorothy Riggs and husband Jack of Dayton, Ohio, Martha Hill of Harriman, Helen Christopher and husband Oliver of Petros; and Ruth Lackey of Coalfield; sisters and brothers-in-law, Madge Jones and husband Bob, Ivadell McGlothin; Fred Hamby; Don Royce, Shannon and Melanie Walls and Brenda Jackson; special caregivers were his sister, Ruth Lackey and granddaughter, Kelly McGhee; a host of special friends and extended family members.

The family received friends Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. at Sharp Funeral Home. Funeral services followed in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with Rev. Ronald Guthrie officiating. Burial and graveside services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Estes Cemetery in Coalfield.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. An online register book for Mr. Kesterson is available at www.sharpfh.com