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January 16, 2008 obituaries

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By The Staff

Karen Elizabeth Canja

Karen Elizabeth Canja of Farragut died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, following a courageous battle with cancer.

She was an inspiration to those who knew her and was greatly admired by her co-workers at Belk Department Store, West Town Mall, Knoxville. She was an avid reader, loved life and her family. She also loved spending time with her beagle, Barney, who gave her unwavering love during her fight with cancer.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Helen and Rufe Butler; and uncle, Mike Butler.

Survivors include parents, Dorthea Jo and Clement Canja; brother, Chris Canja; aunt, Wanda Scarbrough; uncle, Jack Butler; and extended family.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, in Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman. Graveside service and burial will be at 2 p.m. at Willard Park Cemetery, Harriman, with the Rev. Edsel West officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations to the cancer research foundation of the donor’s choice.

Sara Jane King

Sara Jane King, 73, of Rockwood, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, in Roane Medical Center, Harriman.

She was a retired Roane State Community College computer operator who had also retired from General Motors.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. King Jr.; and daughter, Mary Jane DiCenzi.

Survivors include sons, Kenneth Lee King of Dublin, Ohio, and Neal Alan King of Lenoir City; son-in-law, Michael A. DiCenzi of Rockwood; sister, Marjorie Ennett of Youngstown, Ohio; grandchildren, Karen L. King, Kathryn L. King, Cheri M. King and Anne Marie DiCenzi Correa; and several great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, in Evans Mortuary, Rockwood. Funeral service will follow in the chapel, with the Rev. Pete Scarbrough officiating. Graveside service and burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Daysville Cemetery, Rockwood.

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

Elizabeth A. ‘Betty’ Ryan

Elizabeth A. “Betty” Ryan, 83, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, in NHC Healthcare Facility, Chattanooga.

She was born and raised in South Ozone Park, N.Y.

She was preceded in death by parents, Michael and Mary Ryan; brothers, the Rev. Thomas Ryan and George Ryan; sisters, Helen Ryan and Jeanne Ryan; niece, Gale Griffin; and several other nieces and nephews.

Survivors include brother, Joseph Ryan of Metairie, La.; and nephew, Rob Gilmartin of Chattanooga.

Requiem Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Harriman, with Father Michael Sweeney officiating. Burial will be at St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, N.Y. Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, is in charge of arrangements.

J.L. Ward

J.L. Ward, 85, of Rockwood, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, in Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center.

He was of the Baptist faith and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He played Bluegrass music on guitar with the Roane County Travelers. He retired in 1985 from Kayser-Roth.

He was preceded in death by parents, Samuel and Hattie Ward; wife, Willie Pauline Ward; sister, Callie Ferguson Speers; and brother, David Ward.

Survivors include daughers, Shirley Ann Johnson of Oakdale, Mary Jane West of Harriman and Cheryl Thompson of Rockwood; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in Kyker Funeral Home chapel, Harriman, with the Rev. Chuck Wilborn officiating. Graveside service, with full military honors by the Roane County Memorial Honor Guard, and burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

MORGAN COUNTY OBITUARIES

Cora Leona Denney Peddicord

Cora Leona Denney Peddicord , passed away Dec. 29, 2007 at the home of her daughter, Beverly Crabtree, of Oak Ridge. She was 82 years old.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Sarah Denney of Harriman; sister, Ethel Jacobs of Clayton, NM; brothers, Carter Denney of Harriman and C.C. Denney of Kingsport; and her husband, Cecil Peddicord, of Harriman, who died in 1972.

Mrs. Peddicord is survived by her sons, Jerry Peddicord (and wife Barbara Armes), Steve Peddicord (and wife Debra Bellamy); daughter, BeverlyCrabtree (and husband Rick Crabtree); seven grandsons, Brian and Kevin Peddicord of Petros-Joyner, Casey and Zachary Peddicord of Rockwood and Ricky, Rusty and Rush Crabtree of Oak Ridge; and granddaughter, Christy Crabtree of Oak Ridge.

The burial service was held on Monday, Dec. 31, 2007 at Willard Park in South Harriman with Richard Feist giving the eulogy.

Davis Funeral Home, Harriman served the family of Mrs. Cora Peddicord.

Myra Hamlett Halburnt, 75

Myra Hamlett Halburnt, 75, of Oliver Springs, entered heaven at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2008 at her home with her family by her side giving God praise for such a peaceful exit from this world into the promised land.

Ms. Halburnt was born Oct. 19, 1932 in Covington, Ky. She and her family moved to South-of-the-River in Kingston when she was a small child. She retired from Lakeshore Mental Health Institute and worked part-time at Ridgeview Mental Health Center until her illness. She was a member of Beech Park Baptist Church and dearly loved her church with a special place in her heart for her Pastor Robbie Leach and her Sunday school class.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Skippy Colyer and David Brown; parents, Harry and Marjorie Williams Hamlett; sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Lewis Goldston; and brothers, Hoyt, Bobby, and Tommy Hamlett.

Ms. Halburnt is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Jamie Brown of Oliver Springs and Ray Halburnt and wife Cindy of Oak Ridge; daughters and sons-in-law, Kaye Colyer McGinty and husband Jay, Sherry Colyer Brown and husband T.H., Kelley Halburnt Daugherty and husband Randy all of Oliver Springs and Regina Brown Joiner and husband Jerry of Harriman; grandsons, Scott Stockton, Joshua Hill, Chris and Brandon Brown, Brett Daugherty and Justin Halburnt; granddaughters, Amy Stockton Anderson, Carman Roysdon Bradford, Kelley Hill Campbell, Dannielle Halburnt, Heather Daugherty and Jada Joiner; great-grandsons, Kyle and Cameron Stockton and Kaleb and Matthew Campbell; great-granddaughters, Kerri Anderson and Kersten Bradford; sisters-in-law, Marie Hamlett and Sandy Hamlett; loving friend, Melissa Spurgeon and her children Ryan, Kayla and Andrew whom she considered all as family; and special nieces and nephews.

Services were held Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 at Beech Park Baptist Church from 5 to 8 p.m. with the service following at 8 p.m. Graveside was held Friday, Jan. 11, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Mountaintop Cemetery of the Mossy Grove community in Morgan County.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Beech Park Baptist Church Building Fund, 519 W. Tri County Blvd., Oliver Springs, TN 37840.

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

Jimmy Lecil ‘Weasel’ Crouch, 35

Jimmy Lecil’Weasel’ Crouch, 35 of Wartburg, passed away Jan. 10, 2008 at U.T. Medical Center, Knoxville. He was an avid outdoorsman and artist.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Walter and Minnie Grayson and Denton and Hazel Crouch; uncle Jackie Crouch; father-in-law, Gilbert Long; and brother-in-law, Tommy Long,

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Susan Long Crouch; daughter, Raven Crouch; son, Justin Crouch all of Wartburg; mother, Wyvonnia Grayson and Carl DiPietro of Campbellsville, Ky.; father, Jimmy F. Crouch and Kathy of Newberry, Fla.; mother-in-law, Judy Long; sisters, Amanda Palmer and Jay of Rineyville, Ky., Colleen Crouch and Bethann Signer both of Newberry, Fla.; sister in-laws, Terry Long and Susan Huskey; nieces, Sarah Nicole Palmer, Avarie Grimsley and Beth Huskey; nephew; Elijah Grimsley; special cousin, Chris Waters, also several special friends and family.

The family received friends Saturday evening, Jan. 12, 2008 at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Funeral services followed visitation with Bro. McKinley Knight officiating.

Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg was in charge of arrangements.

John Wesley Bates Jr., 83

John Wesley Bates Jr., 83, of Lancing, a good and faithful servant to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, entered into his eternal rest on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. He was a member of

Oak Grove Baptist Church, Lancing. Mr. Bates was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during WWII.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Carolina Littrell; and paternal grandparents, Taylor and Thirsia Bates; parents, Annie Mae (Littrell) and John Wesley Bates Sr.; brothers, Leslie Bates and Everett (L.C.) Bates; sister, Thelma Faye Bates (infant); and one step great-great grandchild.

Mr. Bates is survived by wife of 60 years, Bonnie Daniels Bates of Lancing; sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny Leroy and Marie Bates, Stanley and Reba Bates and Anthony and Linda Bates all of Lancing; daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Jerry Holmes of Crossville and Aleisha and Dave Hawley of Lancing; grandchildren, Toby Bates, Tracy Clevenger, Amy Kilby, Danny Rouse, Stephanie Duncan, Travis Bates, Alyssa Bates, Amanda Bates and

Teshia Hawley; thirteen great-grandchildren; eight step great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; sisters and brother in-law, Dorothy Alene (Bates) Conrad of Morgan Co. Life Care Center in Wartburg and Louise (Bates) and Samuel Richard Brock of Oliver Springs; brother, Milford Bates of Jasper, Ga.; and a very special little friend who brought him much joy his last year, Whitney Brown; several nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends.

The family received friends Friday, Jan. 11, 2008 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral service was held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Oak Grove Baptist Church, Lancing, with Bro. Mark Langley andBro. Rick Taylor officiating. Interment followed at the Sunbright Cemetery with Military Honors.

Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg was in charge of arrangement.

Hester Louise Woods, 64, Joyner

Hester Louise Woods, 64, a resident of the Joyner Community in Morgan County passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She was born Aug. 11, 1943 in Anderson County. She is a lifelong resident of this area.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a faithful member of the Beechfork Holiness Church.

Mrs. Woods was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Uvine Lowe Justice; and three brothers, John Allen Justice, Everett Wayne Justice and Quentin Paul Justice.

She is survived by her husband, Robert 'Doc Woods of the Joyner Community; son, Ricky Woods of Joyner; granddaughter, Jenna Lynn Woods of Dallas, Ga.; four sisters, Barbara Ann York of Oliver Springs, Sonza Sheldon and husband Kenny of Wartburg, Gloria Gregory and husband David of Whittsett, N.C. and Wanda Duncan and husband Junior of Harriman; three brothers, Gilbert Leon Justice and wife Charlotte of Oliver Springs, Thomas Leeper Justice and wife Rita of Petros and Robert Lee Justice and wife Sheila of Powell; a host of loving nieces, nephews, extended family members and a special friend, Claudine Basler.

The family received friends Saturday, Jan. 12, 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. Billy Baker and Rev. Herman Woods officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the Brasel Cemetery in Morgan County.

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

Selma Tompkins Parton, 70

Selma Tompkins Parton, 70, of Harriman passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 at her home. She retired from Food City in 1993 and was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Spring City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Delphia Massengale Tompkins; and one brother, Paul Tompkins.

Mrs. Parton is survived by her husband of 50 years, Andrew J. Parton; one son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Crystal Parton; two grandchildren, Kelsey and Brandon Parton all of Harriman; two brothers, Chester Tompkins of Elgin and Clyde Tompkins of Wartburg; two sisters, Mary Ruth Nichols of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Elizabeth Jones of the Black Creek Community; a host of nieces, nephews, family, friends and loved ones.

The family received friends Friday, Jan. 11, 2008 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Harriman. Funeral services followed at 8 p.m. with Pastor Tim Giddens officiating. Graveside services were held Saturday at 12 noon in Piney Grove Cemetery.

Davis Funeral Home, Harriman served the family of Mrs. Selma Tompkins Parton.

Ruby Mae Wilson, 83, Stevens

Ruby Mae Wilson, 83, a resident of the Stevens Community in Morgan County passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 at Harriman Health Care Center.

She was born June 23, 1924 in LaFollette living most of her life in Morgan County. She was a member of the Stevens Baptist Church.

Ms. Wilson was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Gibson Brady and Ollie Mae Landrum Brady; four brothers, Roy, Charlie, Bill and Robert Brady and sister, Bonnie Walton.

She is survived by her three sons, Eugene Wilson of Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., Avery Wilson of Oak Ridge and Billy Wilson and wife Pearl of Oliver Springs; three brothers, David, Michael and Mark Wilson all of Dalton, Ga.; and sister, Geneva Carroll of LaFollette.

The family received friends Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008 between the hours of 2 and 3:30 p.m. at the Union Valley Baptist Church. Funeral services followed at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Morgan officiating. Burial and graveside services followed at the Union Valley Cemetery.

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

Castle Lee Bunch, 70, Coalfield

Castle Lee Bunch, 70, a lifelong resident of Coalfield, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 at the Methodist Medical Center. He was born May 12, 1937 in the Clinchmore Community of New River.

Mr. Bunch was a member of the Clinton Church of God of Prophecy. He also was an active member in the ‘SOCM’ Save Our Cumberland Mountains. He was a disabled United States Air Force Veteran in the Korean Conflict. He worked as an auto mechanic and carpenter most of his life.

He had many hobbies including walking the trails of New River, deer an turkey hunting, watching the Atlanta Braves and he loved to whistle a tune and hunt for ginseng. He also established and coached a church softball league, which was the first team to ever play at Brushy Mountain Prison.

Mr. Bunch was preceded in death by his parents, Ramsey Bunch and Lectie Daugherty Bunch; father and mother-in-law, Walter ‘Butch’ and Laura Bunch; step-grandson, Terry Ralph Noe; eight brothers, Lorenzo Bunch, Lindsay Thomas ‘Buddy’ Bunch, Leon Bunch, Fisher Bunch, Tilman Bunch, Dillard Bunch, Ramsey Jr. Bunch and Sidney Lee Bunch; four sisters, Mary Nichols, Anna Mae Carroll, Elsie Liles and Velma Paxton.

He is survived by his wife, Freda Bunch of Coalfield; two daughters, Teresa Bunch Noe and husband Ralph of Oliver Springs and Eleca B. Hamilton and husband Clayton of Clinton; three sons, Brian K. Bunch and wife Jennifer of Harriman, Tracy L. Bunch and wife Janet of Knoxville and Chris A. Bunch and wife Sonya of Coalfield; grandchildren, Tammy Shultz, Kristie Lowe, LeeAnna Noe, Brandon Bunch, Adam Bunch, Caleb Pope, Jacob Pope, Christopher Bunch, Christopher Luttrell, Sheena Price, Brady Bunch and Chrissah Bunch; great-grandchildren, Allie Shultz, Tim Shultz, Joe Shultz and McKinley Lowe; two brothers, Robert Lee Bunch and wife Sue of Sunbright and Victor D. Bunch and friend Jennifer of Oliver Springs; brother-in- law, Virgil Liles of Oliver Springs; several nieces, nephews and special friends at Methodist Medical Center.

The family received friends Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008 between the hours of 4 and 7 p.m. at Sharp Funeral Home. Funeral services followed at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Russell Massengale and Johnny Rexroat officiating. Burial and graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 at the Phillips Cemetery in Devonia.

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

Compton Cleophas ‘Sarge’ Owens, Jr.

Compton Cleophas ‘Sarge’ Owens, Jr., 72 of Knoxville, formerly of Morgan County, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 at U T Medical Center. He was owner of Karns TV. He was retired from the U S Navy as a Lt. Commander after 20 years of service.

Mr. Owens is survived by his wife of 36 years, Gail Owens; sons, Compton Owens III of Alabama and Scott Owens of Texas; daughters, Lynn Love of Alabama, Beth Scarbrough of Soddy Daisy, Jill Goodpasture and Hope Owens both of Knoxville; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Sylvia Heath of Knoxville, Audrey Moebius and Verlene Spivey both of New York; several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 1 to 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008 followed by funeral services at 3 p.m. in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with Rev. Jim Geyer officiating. Full military honors were conferred by the United States Navy. A private graveside service was held at White Oak Baptist Church Cemetery in Oakdale.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital Lexington, 1900 Richmond Road Lexington, KY, 40502.

Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the Owens family.

Loretta Mae Vought Lyons, 76

Loretta Mae Vought Lyons, 76, of Harriman, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2008. She was a member of South Harriman Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam H. and Sally M. Vought; brothers, Paul Henry and Sid Alvin Vought.

Mrs. Lyons is survived by her husband, Jack R. Lyons of Oakdale; children, Randall and wife Patricia of Oakdale, Janice and husband Danny Waggoner of Green Cove Springs, Fla., Sallie Lyons of Oakdale and Paula and husband George OQuinn of Baxley, Ga.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Mary King; brother, Robert and wife Bonnie Vought and Charles and wife Ann Vought.

A graveside service was held Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 at 10 a.m. at Crab Orchard Church Cemetery in Oakdale with Rev. David Harmon officiating. No other services were held.

Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg was in charge of arrangements.

Jeanette Colston Bunch, 73

Jeanette Colston Bunch, 73, of Mossy Grove, formerly of Petros, passed away Monday afternoon, Jan. 7, 2008, God sent his angels to carry home one of his own.

Born May 13, 1934, to Mae and Ray Colston, she was the oldest of 10 children. In 1952 she married the love of her life, Sydney H. Bunch, whom she called ‘Buck.’ She was a life long resident of Morgan County and spent

her life taking care of those who she loved the most. Now she is at rest in the arms of God.

Mrs. Bunch was preceded in death by her parents, Mae Bunch and Ray Colston; brothers, Johnny and Beau Bunch and Robert Colston;. sister, Deana Coleman; the love of her life, Sydney Bunch; daughters, Judy, Patricia and Mary Justice; and son, Sydney Joe Bunch.

She is survived by her son, Charles Ray and wife Brenda of Ben Hur, Va,; daughters, Darlene and husband Larry Ward of Harriman, Theresa and husband Charles Chaney of Petros, Pamela Cavins of Mossy Grove and Robin and husband Daniel Morgan of Wartburg; daughters-in-law, Shirley Cochran of Wartburg and Dallas Bunch of Petros; brother, Bobby and wife Joe Colston of Indiana, Norma Colston of Indiana; sisters, Fay Cooper of Wartburg, Betty and Lloyd Elkins of Lancing, Ann and Keith Dagley of Petros; brothers, Lonnie and Dean Bunch of Petros and Eddie and Patty Bunch of Petros; two very special nieces whom she helped raise Debbie Cooper and Angela C. Bunch; 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, family and friends whom she loved tremendously.

The family received friends Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral service followed at 8 p.m. with Bro. Eugene Chaney and Bro. Don Long officiating. Graveside service was heldThursday at 11 a.m. at Petros Cemetery.

Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg was in charge of arrangements.

Hobart Floyd Daugherty, 61

Hobart Floyd Daugherty, 61, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 27, 2007 at his mother’s home in Mossy Grove. He will be greatly missed by family and friends, but gloriously received by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

He was born on Oct. 18, 1946 in Anderson County. At the time of his death he was attending Star of Hope Chapel. He was a Vietnam Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his father, McKinley Joe Daugherty; sisters, Imogene Daugherty and Grace Daugherty Gilmore; and brothers, K. H. Daugherty and Willie Daugherty.

Mr. Daugherty is survived by his wife, Lois Cross Daugherty of Wartburg; son and daughter-in-law, Donnie Wayne and Jeannie Daugherty of Oak Ridge, step-sons, Chris Hooks and wife Cassandra of Roane Co., Matt Hooks and wife Erika and Michael Hooks of Wartburg; grandson, Donovan Daugherty of Clinton; step-grandchildren, Amber Braden of Oak Ridge, Kadynce, Isaiah, Peyton and Elijah of Wartburg; mother, Lillie Byrd of Harriman; brother and sister-in-law, Herbert and Glenda Daugherty of Waukesha, Wis.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mae and Lew Rich of Wartburg, Kathleen and Carl Jones of Harriman, Gloria and Darrel Daugherty of Harriman, Teresa and Terry Swicegood of Harriman and Glenda Gail Key of Oak Ridge; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles also survive.

The family received friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral service followed at 8 p.m. with Rev. David Barkley and Rev. Jody Griffith officiating. Graveside service was held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Flat Fork Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Star of Hope Chapel, Flat Fork Rd. Wartburg, Tn.

Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg was in charge of arrangements.

John W. ‘Dub’ Davis, Sr., 80

John W. ‘Dub’ Davis, Sr., 80, of Kingston, passed away early Tuesday morning Jan. 8, 2008 at Park West Medical Center in Knoxville. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. For most of his life, he worked as a builder. He also served as an auxiliary police officer and a volunteer fireman for the City of Kingston. Mr. Davis always had a joke. He loved to laugh and to make everyone around him laugh. But above all, he loved the Lord and he loved his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Caulie and Annie Wright Davis; and brother, Tommy Davis of Oakdale.

Mr. Davis is survived by his wife of 57 years, Willis Schubert Davis; son, John Davis, Jr.; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Brenda and Robert Bailey of Chattanooga, Kathy Davis, Judy and Arlin Yeager, Jeannie and Paul Rogers all of Kingston; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Earl, Roy, Frank and Junior Davis; four sisters, Margaret Long, Peggy Ragsdale, Eula Adams and Ada Church; a host of nieces, nephews, family, friends and loved ones.

The family received friends Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Liberty Baptist Church in Kingston. Funeral services were held Friday morning at 11 a.m. at the church with Rev. Randy Griffis officiating. Interment followed in the Piney Grove Cemetery.

Davis Funeral Home, Harriman served the family of Mr. John W. Davis.

Cora Leona Denney Peddicord

Cora Leona Denney Peddicord , passed away Dec. 29, 2007 at the home of her daughter, Beverly Crabtree, of Oak Ridge. She was 82 years old.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Sarah Denney of Harriman; sister, Ethel Jacobs of Clayton, NM; brothers, Carter Denney of Harriman and C.C. Denney of Kingsport; and her husband, Cecil Peddicord, of Harriman, who died in 1972.

Mrs. Peddicord is survived by her sons, Jerry Peddicord (and wife Barbara Armes), Steve Peddicord (and wife Debra Bellamy); daughter, Beverly Crabtree (and husband Rick Crabtree); seven grandsons, Brian and Kevin Peddicord of Petros-Joyner, Casey and Zachary Peddicord of Rockwood and Ricky, Rusty and Rush Crabtree of Oak Ridge; and granddaughter, Christy Crabtree of Oak Ridge.

The burial service was held on Monday, Dec. 31, 2007 at Willard Park in South Harriman with Richard Feist giving the eulogy.

Davis Funeral Home, Harriman served the family of Mrs. Cora Peddicord.