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January 9, 2008 obituaries

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By The Staff

Mary Isham Barry

Mary Isham Barry, 76, of Hariman, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, in Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge.

She attended Rockwood Church of God of Prophecy and loved working in her vegetable garden and tending her flowers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Barry; son, Mylo Junior Barry; mother, Hazel Pressley; and brothers, Lloyd Isham and James Russell.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Cathy Berry; daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Danny Shillings, Vickie and Mike Henley and LaVada Bratcher and fianc, Richard Childs; grandchildren, Steven Shillings, Matthew Shillings, Michael Barry, Kenny Barry, Caila Henley, John Bratcher and Joe Bratcher; five great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives, friends and loved ones.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, in Davis Funeral Home, Harriman. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, in the chapel, with the Rev. Jack Norris and the Rev. James Pressley officiating. Burial will be at Ollis Cemetery.

Orianna Bible

Orianna Bible, 74, of Rockwood, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, in Cumberland Medical Center, Crossville.

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

William Franklin Collier Jr.

William Franklin Collier Jr., 83, of King-ston, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at his home.

Born and raised in Ten Mile, he was an active member of Luminary United Methodist Church, Ten Mile, and a U.S. Army veteran.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge 367, Paint Rock. After closing his own DX service station, he worked for Roane County in multiple posi-tions until his retirement. He was a lifetime gardener and farmer.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Etta and William Collier; son, Donald L.

Collier; daughter-in-law, Deborah Spence; brothers, Vinet Collier, T.L. Collier and

Robert Collier; and sister, Elizabeth Jackson.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Betty Jean Gordon Collier; grandchildren and spouses, Sandra and Brian Crabtree, Tesha and Darrell Long, Kimberly and Derek Gentry, Kelley and Joshua Narramore and Gabriel and Shannan Collier; great-grandchildren, Brooke, Victoria, Caleb, Brandy, Karson, Madeline, Dakota, Cadence, Reese and Lorilee; and lifelong friends, Jim and Beth Spence.

Funeral was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, in Luminary United Methodist Church, Ten Mile. Burial was at Luminary Cemetery. Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Luminary United Methodist Church building fund, 3401 River Road, Ten Mile, TN 37880.

Roy Edward ‘Eddie’ Ledford

Roy Edward “Eddie” Ledford, 70, of Harriman, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008.

Born June 20, 1937, in Harriman, he attended South Harriman Baptist Church.

A member of Roane County Beekeepers Association, he loved music. He was a retired painter with Harriman Oil Co.

He was preceded in death by parents, John and Bertha Ledford; wife, Kathleen Ledford; brothers, James Ledford and Larnce Ledford; sister, Viola Ledford.

Survivors include his wife, Darla Ledford of Harriman; daughter, Jeanie Reagan of Walland; grandchildren, Crystal Reagan and Jesse Reagan, both of Walland; great-grandchildren, Elijah Reagan and Callie Reagan, both of Walland; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Gene Foltz of Harriman.

Graveside service and burial were at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at Piney Grove Cemetery, Midtown, with the Rev. Jimmy Turpin officiating. Evans Mortuary, Rockwood, was in charge of arrangements.

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

Richard L. McCuiston

Richard L. McCuiston, 67, of Rockwood, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, in Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.

A U.S. Army veteran and a retired teacher with the Roane County school system he was a member of Caney Ford Baptist Church, Midtown. He was a building trades instructor.

He was preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Laura McCuiston.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou McCuiston of Rockwood; sisters and brother-in-law, Tommye and Oliver Dorrance of Houston, Barbara Pemberton and Emma May, both of Rockwood; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lowell and Ann Branson, Wayne and Brenda Branson and Shirley Branson, all of Kingston; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, in Evans Mortuary chapel, Rockwood, with the Rev. Mark McCoig and Scott Branson officiating. Graveside service, with full military honors by the Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard, and burial were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Roane Memorial Gardens, Rockwood.

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

Lenard W. Moore

Lenard W. Moore, 76, of Rockwood, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, in Roane Medical Center.

He was of the Church of Christ faith.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Moore; and parents Sam and Dora Moore.

Survivors include daughter, Sheila Maseda-Gille of Bellevue, Wash.; grandchildren, Lara Baqizada of Renton, Wash., and Miranda Maseda of Lake Forest, Wash.; sister, Willie Smallen of Loudon; brother, John Moore of Hugo, Okla.; aunt, Bettie Moore of Rockwood; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service and burial were at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Rose Cemetery, Kingston. Evans Mortuary, Rockwood, was in charge of ar-rangements.

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

Margaret Rymer

Margaret Rymer, 84, of Rockwood, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, in Roane Medical Center, Harriman.

Born March 12, 1923, in Roane County, she was a member of Walnut Hill Baptist Church. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, John V. Rymer; parents, Estil and Cordia Mae Patterson; sisters, Ada Lee Collier and Ruth Brown; brothers, Glen Patterson and Elmer Patterson; special niece, “Little Ruth” Cromwell; nieces, Imogene Stephens, Billie Mae Abston, Lucinda Cain, Lucille Bales, Carlene Brown and Bobbie Wethington; and nephews, Charles Patterson, Ray Gene Collier, Bill Brown, Claude Rhymer, Junior Fritts and Harrell Fritts.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, John E. and Mary Ann Rymer of Harriman; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and James Petree of Alabaster, Ala., and Doris and Carl Cox of Harriman; grandchildren, John Rymer Jr. and Amy Shaver of Knoxville, Josh and Monica Rymer and Stephanie and John Martin, all of Rockwood, Debbie and Wayne Musselman of Jacksonville, Ala., Melissa and Kevin Knight of Alabaster, Whitney and Chris Collins of Kingston, Keith Cox of Elizabethton, Billy Jackson of Whiteville and Terry Flemming of Harriman; great-grandchildren, Isaac Westmoreland, Kelsey Westmoreland, Zachary Parkinson and Benjamin McClain, all of Rockwood, and Isaac Collins of Kingston; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, in Evans Mortuary chapel, Rockwood, with Pastor Kenny Rains officiating. Graveside service and burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Roane Memorial Gardens, Rockwood.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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

Ralph G. Shooster Sr.

Ralph G. Shooster Sr., 83, of Kingston, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, in Roane Medical Center, Harriman.

A member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Harriman, he retired from metals and ceramics at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and an avid outdoorsman.

He was preceded in death by parents, Frank Sr. and Eveline Shooster; sisters, Crystal Nagel and Arla Holfelden; and brother, Frank Shooster Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Georgette Shooster of Kingston; sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph G. Jr. and Joann Shooster of Harri-man, George W. and Lindean Shooster of Michigan and Raymond Shooster of Kingston; daughter/granddaughter and husband, Maryann and Na-than McClure of Kingston; grandchildren and spouses, Michael and Kelly Shooster of Harriman, Sara and Timothy Lankford of Athens and Jessica Shooster of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Tiffany McClure, Christopher Shooster, Tara McClure and Madison Lankford; brother, Raymond Shooster of Columbia, S.C.; and many nieces and nephews.

Scriptural prayer service was at 7:45 p.m. in Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston. Requiem Mass was at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, in Blessed Sacra-ment Catholic Church, Harriman, with Father Michael Sweeney officiating. Graveside service, with military honors by the Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard, and burial were at Roane Memorial Gardens, Rockwood.

Betty Andrews West

Betty Andrews West, 86, of the Jonesville community in Roane County, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at her home.

Born May 9, 1921, in Farmington, Ind., she was a kind, caring, loving wife and homemaker. She worked occasionally as a substitute teacher and teacher’s assistant for many years in the Roane County school system. She was a faithful member of Jonesville United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. West, on Jan. 7, 1995; parents, Albert and Alma Andrews; grandson, Dustin Catron; son-in-law, Teddy “Butch” Catron; and brothers, Eugene Andrews, Merle Andrews and Verle Andrews.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, A. Edward and Mary Ann West of Athens, Ala., and Robert and Sherry West of Maryville; daugh-ters and son-in-law, Deborah and Kenneth May of Oak Ridge and Sandra Catron of Knoxville; sister, Maralee Peters of Milan, Ind.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to

8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, in Sharp Funeral Home, Oliver Springs. Funeral service

will follow in the chapel, with the Rev. John Justice officiating. Graveside service

and burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday,

Jan. 10, at Anderson Memorial Gardens, Clinton.

Due to her great love for Jonesville United Methodist Church, the family requests memorial contributions to the church at 847 Poplar Creek Road, Oliver Springs, TN 37840.

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