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Nov. 28, 2007 obituaries

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By The Staff

Fay Ola Lane Hartley

Fay Ola Lane Hartley, 82, of Lake City, Fla., died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007.

Born in Kingston, she was the daughter of Rufus Hillard and Mattie Johnston Lane, both of whom preceded her in death. She had lived in Lake City since 1945. She was a Southern Bell telephone operator for nine years, and she owned and operated Fay’s Beauty Shop for 18 years. She loved her family, and in her spare time she loved gardening flowers, cooking, feeding her chickens, doves and dogs. She was a member of Lake City First Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman L. Hartley, in 1994; and special friend, Henry Selph, in 2007.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Billy Jones of Lake City; sons and daughters-in-law, Hillard Hartley, Pat and Tammy Hartley, Dale and Davida Hartley and Tim and Anita Hartley, all of Lake City; sisters, Ernestine Mitchel and Jessie Wright, both of Kingston; sister-in-law, Helen Lane of Kingston; grandchildren and spouses, Lindi Hartley Johnson and Jessie Johnson, Shannon Summers, Charis Jones, Patrick Hartley, Robert Hartley, Clint Hartley, Brandon Wood and Chasity Wood; and great-grandchildren, Sara, Keirston, Amaris, Angel, Brianna, Ryan and Reah.

Funeral service was at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, in Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home chapel, Lake City, with the Rev. Bo Hammock officiating. Burial was at Athens Baptist Church Cemetery, Lake City.

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

John Dallas ‘J.D.’ Hughes

John Dallas “J.D.” Hughes, 87, of Rockwood, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, in Roane Medical Center, Harriman.

Born Nov. 27, 1919, in Chamberlain, Tenn., he was a member and deacon of Whites Creek Baptist Church, Rockwood. He was a retired furnace operator with Roane Electric Furnace, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by parents, Alexander and Cora Belle Crabtree Hughes; son, William Alexander Hughes; son-in-law, George Edmonds; sisters, Monita Hughes, Roxie Hughes Hill and Maddie McElhaney; and brothers, Claude Hughes and Samuel Hughes.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Ella Mae Hughes of Rockwood; daughters and son-in-law, Mary Edmonds of Rockwood and Teresa and Wayne Setser of Harriman; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Tara and Jeff Stout of Rockwood; grandson, Aaron Setser of Harriman; and brothers and sister-in-law, Edward Hughes of Athens and James Russell and Mary C. Hughes of Rockwood.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Evans Mortuary, Rockwood. Funeral service will follow in the chapel, with Pastor Roger Britton and the Rev. Hascue Carter officiating. Graveside service and burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at Roane Memorial Gardens, Rockwood.

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

Tennie Lou Kindred

Tennie Lou Kindred, 101, of Harriman, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, in Rockwood Care and Rehab Center.

Born Sept. 14, 1906, in Rockwood, she was a charter member of Piney Grove Baptist Church, Midtown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Kindred; daughter, Peggy Tate; son, Alvin Kindred; and parents, William and Maggie Berry Clark.

Survivors include grandchildren, Lester Andrew Banks of Rockwood, Earl David Banks of Harriman, Jana Sue Freeman of Southhaven, Miss.; great-grandchildren, David Steven Freeman of Fort Sill, Okla., Joshua Andrew Freeman of Southaven and Tara Dawn Banks of Knoxville; son-in-law, Jesse Banks of Harriman; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in Evans Mortuary chapel, Rockwood. Graveside service and burial were at Piney Grove Cemetery, Midtown.

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

Bill M. White

Bill M. White, 79, of Oliver Springs, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, in Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge.

Born Dec. 17, 1927, in Loudon, and moved to Harriman in 1949. A. U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean conflict, he had lived in Oliver Springs since 1964. He was a faithful member of New Fairview Baptist Church for more than 50 years. A Y-12 Plant chemical operator, he retired in 1993. Previously, he was a barrier operator at K-25 Site. He was instrumental in establishing the Blair Volunteer Fire Department. He was a charter member and served the department as a dispatcher. His great-grandchildren were the lights of his life.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Bridges White, whom he married in 1948; son, Timothy Wade White; parents, James Edgar White and Minnie Loretta Craig White; five brothers; and five sisters.

Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Billie S. and Charles Beach and Susan White, all of Oliver Springs; granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Nicole and Mitch Melhorn and Natalie and Chris Braden of Oliver Springs; great-grandchildren, Connor Melhorn, Keegan Melhorn and Katie Melhorn; cousins; nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in Sharp Funeral Home chapel, Oliver Springs, with the Rev. Scott Queener, the Rev. John Edwards and the Rev. Matt Reed officiating. Graveside service and burial were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at New Fairview Cemetery.

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

John Edward Goodson, 59

John Edward Goodson, 59 of Lancing, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007 at the Jamestown Regional Medical Center. He attended Frankfort Community Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, C.E. (Coon) Goodson.

Mr. Goodson is survived by his wife of 41 years, Wanda Sue (Newberry) Goodson; daughter, Sheila Goodson; sons, John L. and Anthony W. Goodson all of Lancing; grandchildren, Zackary and Kayla Goodson of Lancing and Shea Michelle Goodson of Texas; mother, Bethel (Honeycutt) Goodson of Lancing; brothers, Charles and wife Myrtle Goodson of Lancing, Kenneth and wife Gail Goodson of Alabama; also a host of family and friends.

The family received friends Friday evening, Nov. 16, 2007 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m. at the Frankfort Community Church with Bro. Darwin Nance officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg was in charge of arrangements.

Margie Underwood, 80, Lancing

Margie Underwood, 80, of the Lancing community, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at her home, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was a life-long member of Pilot Mountain Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Underwood; parents, Will and Pearlie Goodman; brothers, Johnny, Lonnie, Willard, and Dempsey Goodman.

Mrs. Underwood is survived by her son, Larry Underwood and wife Mickey; daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy Smith and husband Gary and Gail Walker and husband Sam; grandchildren, Kelly Thorton, Stacey Ridenour, Alicia Pruitt, Emily Gibson, Tim Vespie, and Cale Crouch; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Savannah Garrett and Annie Sexton both of Lancing, Clina Bowling of Rockwood and Mary Nell Hall of Atlanta; also several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Monday, Nov. 19th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. at Pilot Mt. Missionary Baptist Church, with Bro. Charles Webb and her nephew, Bro. David Goodman officiating. Interment will follow in the Lane Cemetery.

Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg was in charge of arrangements.

David Dee Seiber, 69, Wartburg

David Dee Seiber, 69, of Wartburg, passed away Wednesday evening, Nov. 14, 2007 at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was of the Baptist faith and a retired coal miner.

Mr. Seiber is preceded in death by his parents, Haskel Lee and Lannie Kennedy Seiber; brother, Haskel Lee Seiber Jr.; and sister, Celeste Gleness Patterson.

He is survived by his brothers, Cledyth Ray of Cleveland, Ohio, Donald Clayton and Obra Layton, both of Wartburg and Brentley Allen of Azle, Tx; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral service followed at 8 p.m. with Rev. Joe Crichton and Bro. Houston Carroll officiating. Graveside service was held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Seiber Cemetery, Devonia.

Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg was in charge of arrangements.

James William Akins, Sr., 89

James William Akins, Sr., 89, of the Mossy Grove Community, went to Heaven on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, at the Roane Medical Center. He was born on Nov. 6, 1918 in Daysville, Tn. He was a charter member and a deacon of Mossy Grove Baptist Church. He was also a purple heart veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Jackson and Bertha Garrett Akins; brothers, Hobert Akins, Charles Akins, Carl Akins, Jess Steelman, and Ed Steelman; sisters, Opal Ashford; two infant siblings; and granddaughter, Phyllis Human Madden.

Mr. Akins is survived by his wife of 69 years, Georgia Hall Akins; son and daughter-in-law, Jimi Akins Jr. and wife Vickie; daughters and sons-in-law, Jackie Burgess, Jeannia Bowers and husband Joe, Peggy Wilson and husband Roger, Bobbie Morgan and husband Cotton and Jane Human and husband O.L.; 13 grandchildren, Connie, Donnie, Misty, Barry, Dustin, Aaron, Leanne, Kelly, Kevin, Joey, Chris, Nicole, and Nathan; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Prater and Thelma Westcott; many other family members and a host of friends.

The family received friends Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 18th at 3 p.m. at Mossy Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Jim Disney and Bro. Johnny Vespie officiating. Mr. Akins lay in state one hour in advance. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg was in charge of arrangements.

Frankie L. Casey, 73, Kingston

Frankie L. Casey, 73, a resident of Hartford Village Way, Kingston, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007 in the Rockwood Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born January 22, 1934 in the Fork Mountain community of Morgan County. Mrs. Casey was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Midtown; was employed in the bakery of Wal-Mart in Rockwood for several years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Ireda Hood; husband, John Casey; daughters, Sandi Fischer and Debbie Markland; son, Keith Casey; and granddaughter, Michelle Markland.

Mrs. Casey is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Patty Casey of Wayne, Mich.; grandchildren, David Markland of Battle Creek, Mich., Crystal Kneeshaw of Lavonia, Mich., Sean Patrick Casey of Wayne, Mich. and Eric Patrick Casey of Frasier, Mich; three great-grandchildren; sister, Jane Hardy and husband Robert of Frasier, Mich.; brothers, Edward Hood and wife Jana Lee of Ann Harbor, Mich., Gene Hood and wife Darlene of Cape Coral, Fla.; aunt, Pat Morgan of Kingston; special cousin, Charlene Hall of Kingston; and several extended family members.

Memorial services were held Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. from the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Midtown with Rev. Michael Miller officiating. The family received friends Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Redeemer Lutheran Church; 1658 Roane State Highway; Harriman, TN 37748. An online register is available at www.evansmortuary.net

Evans Mortuary of Rockwood served the family of Mrs. Frankie L. Casey.

Steven Darrell Scarborough, 44

Steven Darrell Scarborough, 44, of Sunbright, went home to be with our Lord on Nov. 19, 2007 at Cumberland Medical Center. He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church of Sunbright and was loved by all.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ruby and Fred Scarborough, Edith Daniel Hamby and Jessie Roy Daniel; and special friend, Preston Smith.

Mr. Scarborough is survived by his wife, Gay Scarborough of Sunbright; daughters, Christina and Amanda of Sunbright; grandchildren, Dylan Gage, Mackenzie Sha and Ethan Jonathan of Sunbright; mother and father, Ruth and Donald Scarborough of Lancing; brothers, Gregory, Fred and Scott Scarborough of Lancing; sister, Brenda Armes of Robbins; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Lena and Grady Bowling of Robbins; sisters-in-law, Jeannie, Connie, Tippy, Stacey and Spring; brothers-in-law; Bill and Tim Armes; a host of nieces, nephews and friends; also special friends, cousin Lee Walker and nephew; Timmy Armes.

The family received friends Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007 from 6 to 8 p.m.

James Houston ‘Shorty’ Kittrell

James Houston ‘Shorty’ Kittrell, 68 of Oakdale, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007 at Rockwood Health Care and Rehab Center. He was a beloved father, grandfather and brother.

Mr. Kittrell is survived by his daughters, Julie (Susie) King and husband Robert of Oakdale and Sarah Kittrell of Savage, Md.; brothers, Marion Kittrell and family of Harriman and Frank Kittrell and family of Riverdale, Ga.; two granddaughters, April Norris and Tasha Dickens both of Harriman; two grandsons, C. J. King and Cody Pressley both of Harriman; one great-grandson, Ethan James Norris; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Monday at 8 p.m. at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel, Harriman. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman. www.kykerfuneralhome.com

William Blount ‘Bill’ Lyles

William Blount “Bill’ Lyles went to sleep in Jesus Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007 while in the attendance of his beloved wife, Thelma, two daughters, two nephews, and his son-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Millard and Virgie Lyles; son, Gary Blount Lyles; daughter, Karen Sue Lyles; and two grandsons, Allen “Sonny” Cox III and William “Les” Lyles.

Bill and Thelma met in Savannah, Ga. where they were married on June 5, 1943. They were married for 64 years of which he was very proud. They returned to Coalfield, where Bill had grown up. Here Bill and Thelma raised their family, one son, Gary; and four daughters, Charlotte Ann Isbell, Jeanette Cox, Regina Kay Cross and Karen Sue Lyles. Additionally, he has one son-in-law, Eddie Cross; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Bill was a famous athlete. He was the quarterback of the only Tennessee 6-man football team that won the state championship for Coalfield High School in 1941. Also, in 1941 he went to the University of Tennessee and won the state championship in swimming freestyle.

Bill was a devout Christian serving the local Seventh-day Adventist Church as an Elder for almost 50 years. He also held other offices in the church.

He was well known for his knowledge in the Bible, history and genealogy. In fact, he is called the historian of Morgan County. He promoted gardening, exercise and vegetarianism and all aspects of healthy living. He was a vegetarian for well over 50 years.

He was a diversified man who worked in various occupations including coal mining, the Y-12 plant in the electrical maintenance department, a Christian literature salesman and he retired from Tibbel’s Flooring in Oneida as the head maintenance supervisor.

He was very proud of his Coalfield community, the church and family. He was an avid UT fan.

The family received friends Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007 between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. at the Seventy-day Adventist Church in Coalfield. Funeral services followed at 8 p.m. in the church with Rev. Milton Pruitt officiating. Burial and graveside services were held Monday, Nov. 26, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Estes Cemetery in Coalfield. The family request memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, Tennessee 37909 for research of Mesothelioma cancer. Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. An online register book is available at www.sharpfh.com

Edson R. Jeffers, 79

Edson R. Jeffers, 79, of Mountain View Community passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007 at the St. Mary’s Hospital in Knoxville.

Born in Scott County, Aug. 24, 1928 he was the son of the late H.I. and Trucie Newport Jeffers. He was a member of the New River Baptist Church, a 32nd degree mason and member of the Scott County Masonic Lodge #670. Mr. Jeffers had served as secretary and past Mastor of the lodge and had conducted over 159 funerals. He was also a member of the Scottish and York Rite and Past Worthy Advisor of the Sunshine Chapter Order of the Eastern Star #279 of Robbins. Mr. Jeffers had retired as Manager of the East Tennessee Human Resource Agency after 28 years.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters, Ruth West, Mae Sexton and Lyde Stonechipher; brothers, Adger Jeffers and Rev. Carl Jeffers; brothers-in-law, Gilbert Sexton, Robert Phillips and Okley West.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, June Byrd Jeffers; son, Jerried Jeffers of the Mountain View Community; sister, Murl Jeffers Phillips of Maryville; sister-in-law, Mildred Jeffers of the Mountain View Community; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. with Bro. Ernest Woods and Rev. Charles Webb officiating and Masonic Services conducted by the Scott County Masonic Lodge #670 were held at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Jones and Son Funeral Home. Graveside services were conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Black Creek Crossroads Cemetery. The family received friends Saturday from 3 p.m. until time of the Masonic services at 7 p.m.

Jones and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for the family of Edson R. Jeffers.

Robin A. Lewis, 2, Baxter

Robin A. Lewis, 2, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at C.R.M.C. She was born on Jan. 14, 2005, in Putnam County to Ashley N. Lewis of Baxter.

She was preceded in death by her uncle, Jerry Lee Lewis.

She is survived by her mother and father, Ashley Lewis and James McCrary of Baxter; grandparents, Joyce Jenkins of Oak Ridge and James and Alice Lewis of Baxter; special grandparents, Noel and Carol Hughes of Lancing; uncles, Tommy and James Lewis, Jr., Anthony and Stephen Jenkins; aunts, Tonya and Amanda Lewis

The family received friends at Cookeville Funeral Home on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007 from 4 to 6 p.m. Funeral service followed at 6 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home, with Bro. L.C. Buttrey officiating.

Cookville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.