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CADLE, ROY VERNON, Jr., 44, of Helenwood, Tenn., died March 24, 1998, at the Scott County Hospital. Born in Scott County, Tenn., February 26, 1954, he was the son of HATTIE CADLE of Helenwood, Tenn., and the late ROY VERNON CADLE, Sr. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one nephew, CHRISTOPHER RYOR. He was a member of the Oneida Church of Christ. He is survived by one son, TREYE CADLE of Oneida, Tenn.; mother, HATTIE CADLE of Helenwood, Tenn.; four sisters: GENEVA WEST and husband, KENNETH of Oneida, BERNICE JONES and husband, DALE of Knoxville, Tenn., WILMA SMITH of Little Rock, Ark., and JUDY PITASI and husband, JOE, of Marietta, Ga. Several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives. Funeral service was conducted March 27, 1998, in the chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home with Rev. LARRY COLE officiating. Music was provided by the Oneida Church of Christ. Interment followed in Carson Memorial Cemetery. Four Oaks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (Source: Independent Herald, Vol. 22, No. 45, Thu, 2 Apr 1998, p12)


CAIN, JUANA KEV - age 63 of Caryville, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2003 at  the St. Mary's Medical Center of Campbell County.  She was born April 11, 1940  in Pioneer, Tenn. to the late HESLER and VIVIAN YARNELL LEIGH.  JUANA was a  member of the Indian Bluff Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her  parents.  Survivors: husband, JAMES A. CAIN, Caryville, Tenn.; son, ALLEN CAIN, Caryville, Tenn.; daughter, Dr. BABBI DILBECK & husband, GARY, Vasper, Tenn.; grandchildren, JESSICA ELLISON & husband, RODNEY, Jacksboro, Tenn.,  MIRANDA CAIN, Lake City, Tenn.; great grandchildren, COURTNEY ELLISON,  Jacksboro, Tenn., RODNEY ELLISON, III, Jacksboro, Tenn.; sister, BILLIE  DAWES, Norris, Tenn.; mother in law, CHARLOTTE DUNCAN, Clinton, Tenn.; nephews, MICHAEL DAWES, Knoxville, Tenn., MARK DAWES, Clinton, Tenn.; niece, SHELLY OZDIL, Austin, TX. Visitation, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2003 at the Hatmaker Funeral Home.  Funeral service 8 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2003 in the Hatmaker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. BRIAN COURTNEY officiating.  Interment  2 p.m. Sunday May 18, 2003 at the Jacksboro Cemetery, Jacksboro, Tenn.  Hatmaker Funeral Home of Lake City in charge of arrangements.  (Source:  Knoxville News-Sentinel, 17 May 2003)


CALHOUN, JAMES ELBERT – 48, of Pioneer, Tenn., died suddenly June 13, 1997.  Born in Scott County, Tenn., September 16, 1948, he was the son of THOMAS ELBERT and IMOGENE BOTTS CALHOUN.  He was preceded in death by grandparents, WINFIELD and MARIA CALHOUN; and LEAMON BOTTS; father-in-law, L.C. RODNEY GARRETT; and nephew, STEVEN LESTER LAWSON.  He was a member of the Annadell United Baptist Church, a member of the Scott County Masonic Lodge #670, and a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, CHERYL GARRETT Calhoun; children: CHRISTY LYNN CALHOUN of Knoxville, Tenn., and TOMMIE DENISE CALHOUN of Pioneer, and twins, JAIME AMANDA and JIMMY PATRICK Calhoun of Pioneer; two sisters, KATHY CALHOUN and REBECCA LAWSON and husband, LESTER, all of Pioneer; one brother, LEAMON WINFORD CALHOUN and wife, SUE of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; grandmother, BERTIE BOTTS of Huntsville; mother-in-law, IVONA JONES GARRETT of Oneida; brothers-in-law, MICHAEL GARRETT and wife, LINDA, PATRICK GARRETT and wife, BARB, and TIM (Kemo) GARRETT, all of Oneida; and many other relatives.  Funeral services were conducted June 15, 1997, in the Chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Rev. GUY AINSWORTH officiating.  Music was provided by ALLEN MATTHEWS. Graveside services were conducted June 16, 1997, at the Carson memorial Cemetery with full military honors by Oneida American Legion Post #136.  Masonic services were conducted by the Scott County Masonic Lodge #670 June 15, 1997, in the Chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home.  Jones & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  (Source:  Independent Herald, 19 Jun 1997)


CANTRELL, FLORA WASHAM BOWLING – 79, of the New River Community, passed away Wednesday evening, December 14, 1988, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, following a linger illness.  Born in the Norma Community on July 25, 1909, she was the daughter of the late JONATHAN WASHAM and the late IDA NEWPORT WASHAM.  She was also preceded in death by her first husband, HARRISON BOWLING; her second husband, JAMES CANTRELL; one infant daughter, MARY HELEN BOWLING; one sister, CORA WASHAM TAYLOR; and two brothers:  FLOYD and NOBLE WASHAM.  She was a member of the Low Gap Baptist Church.  Survivors include two daughters:  JO ANN CHITWOOD of Rt. 2 , Oneida; and JOYCE E. KEETON of Helenwood; three sons:  HARRISON BOWLING, Jr. of Smithville, Tn.; WILLIAM A. BOWLING of Oneida; and BEN BAILEY BOWLING of Oneida; nine grandchildren; MARCIA, LEE ANN, SHERRI, ROGETTA, PAM, DEBBIE, RICKY, HARRIS, and MILTON; and nine great-grandchildren.  Several nieces, nephews and many other relatives survive also.  Funeral services were conducted from the West-Murley Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 17 with the Rev. CARL JEFFERS and the Rev. JOHN BOLIN officiating.  The Goad Family, Bro. SCOTT ANDREWS, and Bro. EDSON JEFFERS sang.  Burial followed in the Reed Cemetery in the New River Community.  Pallbearers were MILTON B. BOWLING, TERRY WAYNE CANTRELL, SHERWIN CHITWOOD, TROY CLAIBORNE, HARRIS L. KEETON, RICKY KEETON, and TROY D. POSEY.  West-Murley Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.  (Source:  Scott County News, 22 Dec 1988, p14)


CARROLL, BULIS - 62, of the Straight Fork community, passed away on Wednesday evening, November 17, 1999 at his home.  Mr. CARROLL was the son of the late WILEY CARROLL and KIZZIE LOWE CARROLL.  In addition to his father, Mr. CARROLL was also preceded in death by three sisters, BETTY SHANNON, JEAN FOSTER, and RUBY ANN CARROLL; one son, BULIS CARROLL Jr.; and one brother, EDISON CARROLL.  He was a long time member of the Straight Fork Baptist Church and a retired truck driver with Strunk Brothers Trucking.  Survivors include his wife, REBA CARROLL; eight children, DWAYNE CARROLL and wife SHEILA of Oneida, ROBIN CARROLL and RANDY CARROLL of Straight Fork, LARRY CARROLL and wife TERESA of Huntsville, FLORENA LAWSON of Oneida, CHRIS CARROLL and wife TAMMY of Straight Fork, LYNN WILSON and husband ROBERT of Oneida, and JOSEPH CARROLL of Straight Fork; his mother, KIZZIE LOWE CARROLL of Straight Fork; one sister, EVELYNE CRABTREE of Straight Fork; one brother, JACK CARROLL of Jake's Branch; nine grandchildren, SAMANTHA and DWAYNE CARROLL, MONICA and CARRIE LAWSON, TYLER CARROLL, CRYSTAL, ANGELIQUE, and CHRISTOPHER CARROLL, and SAMANTHA CARROLL; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.  Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, November 20, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home, with Rev. EDMOND LOWE and Rev. GARY CRABTREE officiating.  The Mason Family sang.  Interment was in Fairview Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers were:  TIMOTHY, DOC, JEFF, and HILDRED CRABTREE, ELLARY SHANNON, and DWAYNE CARROLL.  Four Oaks Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.  (Source:  Scott County News, 25 Nov 1999, p8)


CARSON, VERA KING - 83, of South Main Street, Oneida, Tenn., died September 24, 1998, in Knoxville, Tenn. Born in Scott County, Tenn., March 16, 1915, she was the daughter of the late MAYNARD  and MARTHA DUNCAN KING . In addition to her parents, she was preceded also in death by her husband, LAWRENCE EVERETT CARSON ; two brothers, HOMER  and HERMAN KING ; and two sisters LORA PLANK , and NOLA KING . She was a member of Pentecost Baptist Church. She is survived by four children: ROBERT L. CARSON  and wife, CARLENE ; THOMAS M. CARSON  and wife, MARY ; DONALD CARSON , and JANE A. LEWIS  and husband, CHARLES ; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, one brother, CLINTON KING ; several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives. Funeral service was conducted September 26, 1998, in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Rev. PHILIP KAZEE  officiating. Interment followed in Carson Memorial Cemetery. West-Murley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (Source: Independent Herald, Vol. 23, No. 18, Thu, 24 September 1998, p16)


CARTER, ICALONA - 83, of Burnside, died Monday, June 26, at Fair Oaks Nursing Home in Jamestown, KY., following an illness of several years. Born in Scott County, Tenn., on September 15, 1895, she was the daughter of the former LUCINDA ADKINS and PHILLIP BUCKNER, both whom preceded her in death.  She married JOHN CARTER in 1925, and he preceded her in death.  In a previous marriage she was joined with CHARLES DUFF, who also preceded her in death.  Survivors include five children, CHRISTINE STAMPER, Jamestown, KY., ROGER CARTER, Cincinnati, CLIFTON CARTER, Nashville, Tenn., WILLIAM R. CARTER, Salt Lake City, Utah, and JOSEPH W. CARTER, Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, CHARLES C. BUCKNER, Naples, Fla., one sister CORA LYNN, Jacksonville, Fla.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Burnside.  Funeral will be Wednesday, June 28, at 2p.m. in the chapel of the Somerset Undertaking Co. with the Rev. ALBERT McKINNEY officiating.  Burial will be in the Burnside Cemetery. (Source: The Commonwealth-Journal, Somerset, Kentucky,  27 Jun 1978)


CARVER, NELLIE MAE – 1926-2001 – 75, of  Oneida, passed away on Saturday,  December 8. She was the daughter of the late WILLIAM ROBERT (Bob) and MARY LAY MYERS and was also preceded in death by four brothers, ELBERT, HENRY, ALONZO, and LOUIS MYERS; and three sisters, BETTY MYERS, EMMA LITTON, and MANDY LAY. She was a  member of the East Pine Knot Tabernacle Church.  Mrs. CARVER is survived by five sons, PAUL CARVER and wife LINDA of Oneida, WILLIAM TRAMMELL and wife BARBARA of  Strunk, Ky., JOSEPH CARVER and wife DEBRA of Oneida, and GARY TRAMMELL and wife MARGARET, and JOHNNY TRAMMELL and wife LOIS, all of Strunk, Ky.; four daughters, KATHY DIANE TRAMMELL of Chatsworth, Ga.,  RUTH TRAMMELL of Strunk, Ky., VICKY WALKER and husband WALTER of Cocke County, Tenn., and REBECCA WINSOR and husband RICK of Guntersville, Ala.; two brothers, VERLIN MYERS and wife BETTY of Bedford, O., and JOHN MYERS of Williamsburg, Ky.; a sister, ELVA ELLISON of Oneida; and a number of other relatives and friends.  Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 11, at 2 p.m. at the East Pine Knot Tabernacle Church, with Rev. LEAMON PERRY and Rev. GLEN WHITEHEAD officiating. Burial was in Hayes Creek Cemetery. McCreary County Funeral Home in Whitley City, Ky. was in charge of the arrangements. (Source:  Scott County News, Vol. 85, No. 8, 20 Dec 2001, p9)


CECIL, CRUSOE - "Shooting Affair Near Oneida". One night recently CRUSOE CECIL is said to have started to Oneida with a load of moonshine and on his way here accidently set the evil spirits to work by breaking one of the glass jars or clay jugs in which was confined the spirits. Anyway, he stopped at the home of ISAAC FOSTER to borrow another container, anyway, he found none of the men folks at home, although it was reported to have been a late hour. He found only the wife of DEWITT FOSTER. DEWITT FOSTER’s suspicions are said to have been aroused when he came in and found his young wife alone with CECIL. He order CECIL off the premises and when he started to depart, was fired upon and then CECIL is reported as having returned the fire, but without effect. FOSTER swore vengenance, tis said. A day or so later DEWITT and ZACK FOSTER went into the Williams creek neighborhood wherein CECIL was known to be. They came face to face with CECIL at the home of POLEY PAIN. An argument ensued and CRUSOE CECIL was shot four times. One shot taking effect in the right lung, another in the abdomen, and another in the left arm, breaking both bones, and the last shot in the right arm. That night someone was hurridly sent to Oneida for medical aid and Dr. BOYATT responded. He found CECIL in a very hopeless condition. DEWITT and ZACK FOSTER fled to the woods with their pistols in their hands. DEWITT then went home took his wife out into the woods after telling others that he would take her our and kill her that she may be buried in the same grave with CECIL. This created considerable excitement, and but for the timely arrival of Sheriff ELLIS and his posse REASON MARCUM, ARTHUR RYAN, JOHN ACRES, and HENRY CROSS accompanied by a number of citizens of that locality it is thought that FOSTER would have carried out his threats. Becoming alarmed when he saw the armed men on his trail he took cover in the home of his father-in-law JOHN R. WEST who was at the time a member of the party searching for him. Upon being surrounded FOSTER surrendered to the Sheriff who brought him to Oneida. He was tried Thursday, May 17th before ‘Squire W. A. TERRY and bound over to court under $1000 bond which me made and was released. ZACK FOSTER is still at large, with the officers looking for him. CECIL is reported as being alive at the hour of going to press with little or no hope held out for his recovery. This trouble, you will see, all came about over the broken container of moonshine liquor, jealousy, and brutal force to get revenge. (Source: The Scott County News, 8 May 1923, V8, No. 8, p1)

"Murder Charge Faced By The Foster Boys - Death of Crusoe Cecil Causes More Trouble For Foster Boys". The case against DEWITT and ZACK FOSTER was changed to a charge of murder upon the death of CRUSOE CECIL which occured last Friday as a result of his being assaulted and shot by the FOSTERs, so the state will contend. DEWITT FOSTER, as reported in our last issue, had made bond under the charge of assault, but when rearrested Friday and arranged before ‘Squire I. S. REED he waived examination and the attorneys representing both the prosecution and the defense agreeing on his bond of $5000 he succeeded in making this bond and was released. As reported last week, ZACK FOSTER had escaped, but was subsequently captured at or near Fidelity, Ky., late Friday night. He was brought back by Sheriff ELLIS and deputy Sheriff R. S. MARCUM and was arranged on a charge of murder before ‘Squire I. S. REED. He waived examination, and an agreement between counsel for bond placed it at $5000 which he did not make. In default thereof he was taken to Kingston and lodged in the Roane county jail to await the action of the grand jury. The trouble is said to have grown from a visit by CECIL to the home of the Fosters at night for the purpose, as stated by CECIL of getting some kind of container for some liquor he was transporting to Oneida. At the time CECIL arrived at FOSTERS’ home no one was there except the young wife of Dewitt FOSTER. FOSTER came in and upon discovering CECIL there started trouble which finally resulted in the death of CECIL. A full account of which was given in our last issue. CECIL had been in more or less trouble in this section. The FOSTER boys, as well as their father, have been employed on the O. & W. R. R. as section men and have been considered by the management of the O. & W. R. R. as honest, hard working people. We understand that the O. & W. R. R. Co., will render what assistance they can towards the protection of their men, that is, to see that they get justice in the courts, and are represented by competent counsel. That is one of the outstanding features of the policy of this company towards their men, which is appreciate by all. (Source: The Scott County News, 25 May 1923, V8, No. 9, p1)


CECIL, SAM R. - 83, of Griffin, Ga., passed away on November 5, 1999 at Spalding Regional Hospital.  He was the son of the late JOHN F. CECIL and the late EMMA ANGEL CECIL and moved to Scott County in 1919, where his brother, D.L. CECIL and wife PEGGY of Angel Valley still reside.  Mr. CECIL was a retired professor of food science for the Georgia Experiment Station.  He was a scout leader, past governor of the Griffin Moose Lodge, a member of several professional organizations, and a member of the Christian faith.  He is survived by his wife, IDA A. CECIL; sons and daughter-in-law, CHARLES CECIL of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and JOHN MCINTOSH and JUDI WILLIS CECIL of Griffin, Ga.; grandchildren, LAURA CECIL, ANGELA CECIL, ANDY CECIL, and ADRIANE CECIL; a brother, D.L. CECIL of Oneida; a sister, FREDA RECTOR of Knoxville; and several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services were held on Monday, November 8, at 7:45 p.m. in the chapel of First United Methodist Church, in Griffin, Ga., with Dr. RICHARD LUMPKIN officiating.  Haisten-Wooldawn Funeral Home in Griffin, Ga., was in charge of arrangements.  (Source:  Scott County News, 11 Nov 1999, p10)


CHAMBERS, BESSIE - 79, of the Capitol Hill community, died Monday morning, May 18, 1998, at the Scott County Hospital following a lingering illness. She was born in Scott County, Tenn., on August 23, 1918, and is the daughter of the late BURLIN JEFFERS and MINNIE LLOYD JEFFERS. She also was preceded in death by three brothers: HARRISON, GILBERT and WILBERT JEFFERS; six sisters: NELLIE SEXTON, GUSSIE SEXTON, BERTHA JEFFERS, LIZZIE CROWLEY, BERTIE CROWLEY and CINDY LAWSON; a step-brother, JAKE HARNESS; and three step-sisters: EVA HARNESS, MARTHA FUGATE and REBECCA CHAMBERS. She was a member of the Winona Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, ORVAL CHAMBERS; five sons: WAYNE CHAMBERS and wife, REDA, of Capital Hill; ROY CHAMBERS and wife, JANET, of Lenoir City, Tenn.; JAMES CHAMBERS and RANDY CHAMBERS of Capital Hill; and STEVE (Bryand) CHAMBERS of Helenwood; one brother, ROSCOE JEFFERS of Lexington, KY.; two sisters: LAURA COOK of Winona and FLORRIE HAMLIN of Winona; three grandsons; three granddaughters; special friends: FLOYD and MINNIE LOU JEFFERS and GLEN and JANIS HARNESS; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Winona Baptist Church with Rev. CARLIE DUNCAN and Rev. LEO WILLIAMS officiating. The Lloyd Family sang, and burial was in the Cook Cemetery. West-Murley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. (Source: Independent Herald, Vol. 22, No. 52, Thu, 21 May 1998, p16)


CHAMBERS, DANIEL C. - "Life-Long Citizen of Scott County is Called by Death."  DC CHAMBERS of Huntsville died last Saturday in a Knoxville Hospital where he had been taken about two weeks before his death for treatment. Mr. CHAMBERS, who was 76 years old at the time of his death, had not been in good health for several years but had only been in serious condition for the past few weeks. The deceased was one of the counties well known citizens, having lived here all of his life and served the county two times as County Register, also serving as Road Sup't and for approximately 20 years had been a member of the County Board of Education. His remains were brought form Knoxville to Cooper Undertaking establishment here where he was prepared for burial at Huntsville. Funeral was conducted Monday afternoon at the Presbyterial Church in Huntsville with Rev. WM J. LEVERETT officiating. Interment was in the Huntsville Cemetery with HENRY J. LIPPERT in charge of arrangements. The large crowd at the funeral and the many beautiful floral offerings attested to the esteem in which he was held by his friends. He had been married twice, first to Miss POLLY WEST and then to Miss LIZZIE DANIEL. He is survived by his widow, four children: DG CHAMBERS, GEORGE CHAMBERS, Mrs. WILLIAM LAXTON and Mrs. PRIOR HUGHETT, all of Huntsville, thirteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a large number of relatives and friends in the county. (Source:  Scott County News, 19 Apr 1929, p1)


CHAMBERS, GERMAINE PHILLIPS - 72, of Vine Grove, Ky., and formerly of Huntsville, Tenn., died October 5, 1998, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Born in Dean, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late ARTHUR C.  and FLONNIE MAE PHILLIPS . In addition to her parents, she was preceded also in death by one son, ADRIAN GENTRY CHAMBERS ; and one brother, JAMES OHLEN PHILLIPS . She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church and was a former secretary to the executive officer of Ireland Army Hospital (DCA). She is survived by her husband, ISHAM GENTRY CHAMBERS ; three daughters: PEGGY PARKS SIMMONS  of Elizabethtown, Ky.; REGINA BURGESS  of Radcliff; Ky.; and VERINA ANDINS  of Berry, Ky.; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one sister, KATHLEEN PENNINGTON  of Norma, Tenn.; several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives. Funeral service will be conducted Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, 1 p.m., in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Rev. JAMES CLIFTON PENNINGTON  and Rev. LEO WILLIAMS  officiating. Interment will follow in Laxton Cemetery. The family was to receive friends Thursday, Oct. 9, 1998, from 6 - 9 p.m., at West-Murley Funeral Home. West-Murley Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. (Source: Independent Herald, Vol. 23, No. 20, Thu, 8 October 1998, p11)


CHAMBERS, ISHAM - "Sheriff I C Chambers Called by Death Wednesday." Sheriff I. C. CHAMBERS died Wednesday afternoon about four o'clock after an illness of several weeks. Mr. CHAMBERS had been sick for some time, having had measles, after which he contracted the flu which later developed into pneumonia, resulting in his death. Sheriff CHAMBERS was serving on his second term as Sheriff, having first filled out the unexpired term of former Sheriff R D ELLIS, who was killed, and being reelected at the next regular election for the term which he was filling at the time of his death. Mr. CHAMBERS has made one of the best sheriffs Scott County has had for many years, serving the County faithfully and trying at all times to preserve order and enforce the laws in every section of the county. He was 44 years of age. Married NANCY LAXTON, daughter of LEVI LAXTON, and was a life time resident of this county. His funeral will be conducted today at one o'clock at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Buffalo, with interment in charge of HENRY J. LIPPERT in the church cemetery. We have not been able to learn as we go to press who will preach the funeral. Mr. CHAMBERS is survived by his wife, a number of brothers and sisters, a large number of relatives and a host of friends in this county. (Source:  Scott County News, 6 Apr 1928, p1)


CHAMBERS, MILFORD "Spizze" - 71, died February 9, 1998, at Park West Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn. Born in Oneida, Tenn., August 17, 1926, he was the son of the late LEVI and WINNIE CHAMBERS. In addition to his parents, he was preceded also in death by three sisters, five brothers, and one daughter, WILMA SPRADLIN. He was a member of Pentecost Baptist Church. He is survived by wife, JESLEN CHAMBERS; three daughters: CAROLINE ROBBINS, and MILDRED CRABTREE and husband, RONNIE, all of Oneida; AND ALICE POINTER of Oak Ridge; four sons JOE DEAN CHAMBERS and wife, DENISE of Huntsville, RICHARD CHAMBERS and wife, BARBARA of Annadell, DILLIS CHAMBERS and wife, JANET of Oneida, and ANTHONY CHAMBERS and wife, LAURA of Nashville; one sister, PAULINE JEFFERS; two brothers, HOMER and PAUL CHAMBERS; step-children: ROCKY SPRADLIN and wife, BRIDGET of Oneida, MARK SPRADLIN and STEVE SPRADLIN, both ofWinfield, JOAN OWENS and husband, JERROLD of Ga., and JAN STEPHENS and husband, JOHN of Pioneer; 22 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; two special friends, WANDA THOMPSON and Dr. H.M. LEEDS; several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives. Funeral services were to have been conducted February 11, 1998, in the chapel at West-Murley Funeral Home with Reverends DUDLEY HARNESS and JACKIE BYRD officiating. Music was provided by PAUL and JOE CHITWOOD. Interment was to follow in the Jeffers Cemetery. West-Murley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (Source: Independent Herald, Vol. 22, No. 38, Thu, 12 Feb 1998, p12)

CHAMBERS, MILFORD "SPIZZE" - The date of MILFORD "SPIZZE" CHAMBERS' death was reported in error in the February 12, 1998, issue of The Independent Herald. The date of death was January 25, 1998, with funeral services conducted February 11, 1998. (Source: Independent Herald, Vol. 22, No. 39, Thu, 19 Feb 1998, p12)


CHAMBERS, MINNIE SEXTON – Mrs. MINNIE CHAMBERS passed away at her home November 3, 1953. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include: 6 sons, CLIFTON, VERNON, and EARL CHAMBERS of Oneida, BEN CHAMBERS of Concord, Tenn., ROGER CHAMBERS of Washington, D.C., JENNINGS CHAMBERS of Georgia; 3 daughters, HAZEL CHAMBERS of Oneida, FAY HALL, Oneida, Mrs. LUCILLE HOPPER, Cincinnati, Ohio; 1 brother, JAMES SEXTON, Petros, Tenn.; 1 sister, JOSIE BURCHFIELD, Oneida. Several grandchildren. Funeral was held at West Oneida Baptist Church, Thursday 2 p.m., with Revs. ROY BLEVINS and ALBERT CHITWOOD officiating. Burial in Smith Cemetery. West in charge. (Source: Scott County News, 6 Nov 1953, p8)


CHAMBERS, VELMA LUCILLE – 51, of Rt. 1 Robbins, passed away in the Oak Ridge Methodist Hospital Thursday May 12, she was the daughter of the late GEORGE SMITHERS and the late CORA ELLIS SMITHERS, a member of the West Robbins Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors: Husband: CLEO CHAMBERS of Robbins, Two Daughters: Mrs. DAWN MARIE SMITH and Mrs. SHARON ELLIS both of Robbins, Three Brothers, KENNETH SMITHERS of Phoenix, N.Y., KEITH SMITHERS of Clay, N.Y., BOICE SMITHERS of Robbins, Four Sisters: MACEL FINN of Oswego, N.Y., MABEL LAWRENCE, VIOLET DOTSON, GENEAL DAVIS all of Robbins, Four Grandchildren: KRIS, TONI, TRACI, JODI. Funeral services were conducted from the West Robbins Baptist Church 3 p.m. Saturday May 14, with Rev. JERRY ZACHARY and Rev. JOHNNY ZACHARY officiating. Burial in the Black Creek Cross Roads Cemetery. West Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. (Source: Scott County News, 19 May 1977)


CHAMBLISS, JUANITA PEMBERTON McINTYRE - age 85 of Knoxville, formerly of  Robbins, TN, passed away July 20, 1999 at NHC Health Care St. Mary's. Member of First Baptist Church in Robbins, TN. She was a lifetime member of Eastern Star Sunshine Chapter #279. Preceded in death by first husband, JOHN F. McINTYRE; father, HARLEY H. PEMBERTON; brothers, HOOVER, MOUNT, ROGER, and JEFF PEMBERTON; sister, LILLIAN MUSTAIN. Survived by: husband, CHARLES E. CHAMBLISS; son and daughter-in-law, FORREST H. and SANDRA McINTRYE; daughters and sons-in-law, VELMA K. and CALVIN P. NEWPORT, MARThA JEAN and RICHARD AQUILE; step-daughters, MARGARET ARER and LETA CHAMBLISS; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; brothers, HARL and J.D. PEMBERTON sisters, GRACE PHILLIPS, JANE REED, and SANDRA PEMBERTON; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday at McCarty Weaver's Chapel. Rev. DAVID McINTYRE officiating. Family and friends will meet at 2:45 p.m. Thursday at Chitwood Cemetery in Whinfield, TN for a 3 p.m. graveside service. Friends may call at their convenience 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Thursday at McCarty Weaver Cumberland Chapel.  (Source:   Knoxville News Sentinel 21 Jul 1999)


CHANDLER, Brother SILAS L. - Was born January 6, 1875, and departed this life January 4, 1956. He leaves two sisters, HELEN MARY COOK of Winona, Tenn., and MARTHA PRATT of Dalton, Ga., and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his absence. Buffalo Baptist Church. (Source: West Union Association of United Baptists Minutes, 1956, p15)


CHESSER, DORA MAE SANDERS - 97, died May 7, 1998, at the Bradley Memorial Hospital in Cleveland, Tenn. Born August 13, 1900, in Burnie, Mo., she was the daughter of the late MAE HULFIN WILLIAMSON. Her foster parents were the late JOHN and IDA MATTHEWS. In addition to her parents, she was preceded also in death by two husbands, HAROLD C. SANDERS and WILLIAM CHESSER; five children, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by three sons: CLAYTON SANDERS and wife, OLENE, of Decatur, Tenn.; CHARLES W. SANDERS and wife, DORTHY, from Waterloo, Ind.; and BOYCE SANDERS and wife, REMA, from Williamstown, Ohio; one daughter, DEAM SANDERS McCARTT and husband, ARNOLD, of Cleveland, Tenn.; one sister, MYRTLE WALKER of Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 33 great-grand-children; eight great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services were conducted Saturday from the West-Murley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. CHUCK DUNCAN officiating. Interment followed in Black Creek Crossroads Cemetery. West-Murley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (Source: Independent Herald, Vol. 22, No. 51, Thu, 14 May 1998, p10)


CHILDRESS, LONAS - 59, of Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Scott County, Tenn.; died May 11, 1998, at his home. Born in Scott County, Tenn., January 12, 1939, he was the son of the late MELVIN and ZELLA BYRD CHILDRESS. In addition to his parents, he was preceded also in death by one infant brother. He was a member of Jake’s Branch Baptist Church and served his country in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, JANICE CHILDRESS of Knoxville; three sons: TREVOR CHILDRESS and RODNEY CHILDRESS, both of Knoxville, and SCOTT CHILDRESS and wife, TERESA, of Seymore, Tenn.; three grandchildren, two sisters: NELLA FAYE LLOYD of Oneida, and PEARL GANNON and husband, BOB of Muncie, Ind.; brothers-in-law: DARRELL PHILLIPS and wife, LEWANNEE, GOLMAN PHILLIPS and GAYLON PHILLIPS; one sister-in-law, TOOTSIE WILLIAMS; several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives. The family was to have received friends May 13, 1998, after 6 p.m., in the chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral service is to be conducted Thursday, May 14, 1998, 12 noon, in the chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home with Rev. RANDY RAYFLELD officiating. Interment is to follow in the Winona Cemetery with full military honors by American Legion Post #136. Four Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (Source: Independent Herald, Vol. 22, No. 51, Thu, 14 May 1998, p10)

CHILDRESS, LONAS - 59, of Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Scott County, Tenn, died early Monday morning May 11, 1998, at his home in Knoxville, Tenn. Born in Scott County, Tenn., January 12, 1939, to the late MELVIN and ZELLA BYRD CHILDRESS. In addition to his parents, he was preceded also in death by one infant brother, and father-in-law, BOB PHILLIPS. He was a member of Jake's Branch Baptist Church and also served his country in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, JANICE CHILDRESS of Knoxville, Tenn.; three sons: TREVOR CHILDRESS, RODNEY CHILDRESS and fiancée, KELLY PATE, all of Knoxville, Tenn.., and SCOTT CHILDRESS and wife, TERESA of Seymore, Tenn.; three very special grandchildren: KATHY CHILDRESS of Seymore, Tenn., ALEC and AREN CHILDRESS, both of Knoxville, Tenn. ; two sisters: NELLA FAYE LLOYD of Oneida, and PEARL GANNON and husband, BOB of Muncie, Ind.; very special mother-in-law, DOROTHY PHILLIPS of Winona; four brothers-in-law: DARRELL PHILLIPS and wife, LEONIE, GOLMAN PHILLIPS and GAYLON PHILLIPS; one sister-in-law, TOOTSIE WILLIAMS; several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives. The family received friends after 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 13, 1998, in the chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral service was conducted in the chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home Thursday, May 14, at 12 noon, with Rev. RANDY RAYFIELD officiating. Interment followed in the Winona Cemetery in the Winona community with full military honors provided by American Legion Post #136. Pallbearers were JIM "Mush" MORRIS, CHARLES HUCKABY, JACK PHILLIPS, TED WILLIAMS, BOBBY PHILLIPS, and EDDIE TERRY. Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville was in charge of arrangements for Lonas Childress. (Source: Independent Herald, Vol. 23, No. 1, Thu, 28 May 1998, p11)


CHITWOOD, HAZEL WRIGHT - 83, of Winfield, died November 5, 1998, at the Health Care Center in Huntsville. Born in Pardee, Virginia, July 8, 1915, she was the daughter of the late HUBERT and MIVA COTTON WRIGHT. In addition to her parents, she was preceded also in death by her husband, ARTIST CHITWOOD; one brother, RAY; and one sister, CORA. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. She is survived by two children: BERNICE CHITWOOD of Clinton, and HAROLD CHITWOOD and wife, JOYCE, of Winfield; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one brother, FRED WRIGHT of Jamestown; several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives. Funeral service was conducted November 7, 1998, in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Rev. JACK CHITWOOD officiating. Music was provided by Pine Grove Church Choir. Interment followed in Chitwood Cemetery. West-Murley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (Source: Independent Herald, Vol. 23, No. 25, Thu, 12 November 1998, p16)


CHITWOOD, HENRY CLAY - 75, of Oneida, Tenn., died August 24, 1998, at the Scott County Hospital. The family was to receive friends Wednesday, August 26, 1998, from 6 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 8 p.m., in the chapel of Jones and Son Funeral Home. Graveside service was to be conducted August 27, 1998, 10 a.m., at James Litton Cemetery, Oneida. A complete obituary will be printed in next week's edition of the Independent Herald. Jones and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (Source: Independent Herald, Vol. 23, No. 14, Thu, 27 August 1998, p14)

CHITWOOD, HENRY CLAY - 75, of Oneida, died August 24, 1998, at the Scott County Hospital. Born in Scott County, Tenn., July 2, 1923, he was the son of the late ERNEST and GEORGIA LITTON CHITWOOD. In addition to his parents, he was preceded also in death by one sister, VIRGINIA AUTRY. He was a member of Highway Baptist Church and Oneida Masonic Lodge #695. He is survived by his wife, WILMA BRANNON CHITWOOD; two sons: RICK CHITWOOD and wife, NANCY of Powell, Tenn., and SCOTT CHITWOOD and wife, MADOLYN of Winchester, Tenn.; two sisters: ERNESTINE STAMPER and husband, ANDY of Mansfield, Ohio, and BERNETTE BELL of Vandalia, Ohio; one brother, RICHARD CHITWOOD and wife, DORIS of Vandalia, Ohio; four grandchildren, two special nephews, JAKE AUTRY and DONALD BELL, both of Oneida; several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives. Funeral service was conducted August 26, 1998, in the chapel of Jones and Son Funeral Home with Rev. LONNIE SMITH officiating. Music was provided by PAUL and JOEL CHITWOOD. Graveside service was conducted August 27, 1998, at James Litton Cemetery, Oneida. Jones and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (Source: Independent Herald, Vol. 23, No. 16, Thu, 10 September 1998, p16)


CHRISTIE, KATHRYN CECILIA WATTERS – 68, of Palm Bay, Fla., died December 29, 1996, at her home.  Born in Huntsville, Tenn., December 8, 1928, she was the daughter of the late CARL D. and DORA WATTERS.  She is survived by her husband, DONALD G. CHRISTIE of Palm Bay., Fla.; one son, DON, Jr. and wife, RUTH of Tampa., Fla.; two daughters, SUZANNE SEWELL and husband, ROBERT of Tampa., Fla. and MARY KATHERINE PADGETT of Palm Bay, Fla.; three brothers: WILLIAM C. "Bill" WATTERS of Varnville, S.C.; FRANCIS M. "Frank" WATTERS of Monroe, Mi.; and CARL D. "Sonny" WATTERS of Lake Orion, Mi.; five sisters: VIRGINIA PALMER and DORIS STINE, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; CARLENE VANDER PAUWERT of Grass Valley, Calif.; KATHLEEN DIENST, of Mt. Clements, Mi.;  and MARY JO NOBLE of Nevada City., Calif; 10 grandchildren; one great grandchild; many nieces, nephews; grand nieces and nephews; three sisters-in-law; six brothers-in-law, and mother-in-law of Fla.  Cremation followed a private family memorial service.  (Source:  Independent Herald, 16 Jan 1997)


CLARK, CHARLES H. - 75, of Oneida, died November 14, 1998, at the Scott County Hospital. Born in Robbins, August 10, 1923, he was the son of the late W.J. and DONIA CLARK. In addition to his parents, he was preceded also in death by four brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife, OLINE OOTEN CLARK; seven children: CHARLES CLARK and wife, JUDY of Richmond, Ky., LARRY CLARK and wife, DORA, DORIS BUNN and husband, BRUCE, HAROLD CLARK and wife, CAROL, all of Indianapolis, Ind., DOUGLAS CLARK and wife, SHARON, of Oneida, DAVID CLARK and wife, VICKI, of Springfield, Ohio, and DEBBIE CHAMBERS and husband, ROY, of Knoxville; one sister, WAUNETTA PHILLIPS of Helenwood; one brother, JAMES HAROLD CLARK of Indianapolis, Ind.; 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, special children, ADAM and ALEX CROSS and AUTUMN MASSEY; special aunt, OLGA CLARK; several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives. Funeral service was conducted November 16, 1998, in the chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home. Music was provided by JEAN KIDD, BRENDA WEST, SHIRLEY JEFFERS, KAREN BROWN, and ARNOLD STEPHENS. Graveside service was conducted November 17 1998, at Hazel Valley Cemetery. Jones & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (Source: Independent Herald, Vol. 23, No. 26, Thu, 19 November 1998, p14)


CLEVENGER, MARY LEE – 1941-2002 – 60, of Lexington, Ky., passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2002 in Lexington. She was the daughter of the late JACOB C. MAXEY and OCIA V. CROSS MAXEY and was also preceded in death by two sisters, EVELYN MAXEY and JOYCE LAWS. Survivors  include her husband, ARTHUR CLEVINGER of Belcher, Ky.; her mother,  OCIA CROSS MAXEY of Ross, O.; two sisters, ALICE STRUNK of Lexington, Ky. and PATRICIA WEBB of Ross, O.; and three brothers, KENNETH MAXEY and wife LINDA of Westchester, O., DEAN MAXEY and wife REGINIA of Camden, O., and BOB ROSS and wife DELLA of Oneida; and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, January 16, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Jones and Son Funeral Home, with Rev. LARRY FULTS officiating.  Special music was provided by the Duncan Quartet. Burial was in the Cross Cemetery, Serving as pallbearers were KENNETH MAXEY, RONALD WEBB, ROBERT WEBB, BENNIE STRUNK, STEPHEN ADAMS, and DANNY STEPHENS. Jones And Son Funeral Home of Oneida was in charge of the arrangements. (Source:  Scott County News, 17 Jan 2002, p15)


CLIFTON, KATHERINE "Kay" - age 42 was born November 1, 1923 in Alabama. She is survived by her husband, CLARENCE CLIFTON; 2 sons, PAUL WILLIAM MEDLEY of Poteau, Oklahoma and JOEL GENE MEDLEY of Huntsville, Alabama; mother, Mrs. ROSA TURNER of Chicago, Illinois; 1 brother, JAMES P. SANDERS of Dayton, Ohio; 4 grandchildren. She professed a hope in Christ and was baptised into the Tannery Hollow Baptist Church at Jellico and later moved her membership to the Elk Fork Baptist Church where she remained a member until death. (Source: West Union Association of United Baptists Minutes, 1965, p15.)


CLINE, SHIRLEY ANN ROSSON - age 63, of Oneida, Tenn., passed away Saturday, November 14, 1998, at Sweetwater Hospital. Member of Glen Oak Baptist Church. Preceded in death by first husband, AARON ROSSON and her parents. Survived by husband, STEPHEN CLINE; a dedicated mother to BARBARA DOCKERY, BETTY WHITLEY, BONNIE GODIN, BOBBIE JOHNSON, all of Knoxville; son, STEVE ROSSON of Arizona; 10 grandchildren; two sisters and two brothers of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, Rev. BILL ROMINES and Rev. RONNIE DOTSON officiating. Interment Piney Grove Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. (Source:  Knoxville News-Sentinel, 15 Nov 1998)


COFFEY, CLORIA - 83, of Grave Hill Road, Oneida, died September 9, 1999, at her home.  Born in Scott County, January 25, 1914, she was the daughter of the late JOHN PHILLIPS and LULA PHILLIPS WEST.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded also in death by her husband, ALTON COFFEY, one son, JACK COFFEY; one infant daughter, PATRICIA FAYE COFFEY; and three brothers, CLYDE and OSCAR PHILLIPS, and LONNIE WEST.  She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, and was very active in church affairs.  She was also employed at the Oneida School cafeteria for many years.  She is survived by one son, GLEN HERMAN COFFEY and his wife, MARY of Mobile, Ala.; two daughters, JENNIE LOU STANLEY and husband, RICHARD of Somerset, Ky., and BETTY S. PHILLIPS and husband, DELMUS of Oneida; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one sister, JO BLAISDELL of Saratoga, Fla.; one daughter-in-law, NORMA JEAN COFFEY; one sister-in-law, ESTELL VAUGHN; several nieces, nephews, and relatives.  Funeral service was conducted September 11, 1999, in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Rev. LOU CHENOWITH and Rev. CHESTER MORGAN officiating.  Music was provided by ALLEN MATTHEWS.  Interment followed in Litton Cemetery.  West-Murley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  (Source:  Independent Herald, 16 Sep 1999, p13)


COFFEY, DUDLEY - 92, of Stearns, Ky., died August 24, 1998, in Somerset, Ky. Born in Oneida, Tenn., September 2,1905, he was the son of the late WILLIAM and ETTA LITTON COFFEY. In addition to his parents, he was preceded also in death by one son, BENNIE COFFEY; one daughter-in-law, MARY COFFEY; three brothers, two sisters, and two grandchildren. He retired from Stearns Coal & Lumber Company in 1987, and was selected as Coal Miner of the Year in 1992. He was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, GERTIE TAYLOR COFFEY of Stearns, Ky.; four sons: HOYT COFFEY and wife, BETTY, of Muncie, Ind.; KENNETH COFFEY and wife, BERNICE, of Wichita, Kan.; and WILLIAM "Doc" COFFEY, and LARRY COFFEY and wife, MICHELLE, all of Stearns, Ky.; two daughters: PHYLLIS FERRARA and husband, PETER; and JEWELENE DOBBS and husband, ELLARD, all of Stearns; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Hickman Strunk Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Funeral service was to be held August 26, 1998, at Hickman Strunk Funeral Home inWhitley City, Ky. Interment was to follow in Litton Cemetery in Oneida. (Source: Independent Herald, Vol. 23, No. 14, Thu, 27 August 1998, p14)


COFFEY, JAY - 70, formerly of Pine Knot, Ky., died March 30, 1998, at Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima, Ohio. Born in McCreary County, Ky., March 10, 1928, he was the son of the late ROY and ETHEL GIBSON COFFEY. In addition to his parents, he was preceded also in death by two brothers, BOBBY LEE and JAMES EDWARD COFFEY; and one sister, GENEVA BECKETT. He is survived by three daughters: DEBORAH FAW and husband, MIKE: of Roanoke, Va., PAM HELTOM and husband, RICHARD of Salem Center, Ohio, and BRENDA POTTERS and husband, STEVE of South Wesver, Ohio; one son, JAY COFFEY, Jr.; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two step-sons, PAUL HAVER and FRANK ADAMS; two step-daughters: KATHY HAVER and MAGIE SEAMAN; four sisters: JUANITA and JAMES KATTERHEINRICH, HAZEL and SHERMAN CHAMBERS, CORA GRIMMETT, CARRIE and KENNETH STEINKE; three brothers, ROY COFFEY, BILL and JAN COFFEY and ALVIN and DIANE COFFEY; ex-wife, LOUISE COFFEY, several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives. Funeral service was conducted April 3, 1998, at Long and Folk Funeral Home in Ohio with Rev. JAMES R. SAGER officiating. Interment was conducted April 6, 1998, at Litton Cemetery. West-Murley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (Source: Independent Herald, Vol. 22, No. 46, Thu, 9 Apr 1998, p12)


COFFEY, LUKE EDWARD - age 78, of Oneida, Tenn., passed away Sunday, January 31, at the Scott County Hospital in Oneida. Born in Oneida January 22, 1921. He was the son of the late HARRY and STELLA LITTON COFFEY. He was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Oneida and a charter member of the Oneida Lions Club. LUKE was a longtime businessman, merchant, and active member of the community. He owned and operated several businesses in the community including Oak Grove Grocery and Quick Shop Foods as well as real estate interest including the development of the Ponderosa Estates in Oneida. He was known for his work in many advancements for Scott County. He was elected as a member of the Scott County Board of Commissioners for approximately 20 years during which time he served as Scott County Judge Pro-Temp for several years. He had served as chairman of the Scott County Hospital Board and the Scott County Airport Board as well as many other committees. His special interest was in the education of Scott County's children. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, WILMA COFFEY STANLEY. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, ROSA LEE COFFEY; a daughter, BARBARA STRUNK and husband, JOHNNY; a son, Dr. BRUCE COFFEY and wife, ROSE MARY, all of Oneida; four grandsons, JOHN CHRISTOPHER STRUNK of Memphis, Tenn., DAVID KENTON STRUNK Strunk of Harrogate, Tenn., BRANDON LUCAS COFFEY of Johnson City, Tenn. and DAVID ALEXANDER COFFEY of Oneida. He also leaves many other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, February 2, at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Rev. JOHN SHEPARD and Rev. PHILLIP KAZEE officiating. Interment service will be conducted Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. at Carson Memorial Park with Rev. [omitted] and Rev. CHESTER MORGAN officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 until time of the funeral service at 8 p.m. Jones & Son Funeral Home of Oneida is in charge of the arrangements for Luke Edward Coffey. (Source:   Knoxville News-Sentinel, 2 Feb 1999)


COLLINS, BETTY WILDA BURKE - 80, of Lewallen Drive, Oneida, Tenn., died October 20, 1998, at the family home. Born in Oneida, Tenn., September 6, 1918, she was the daughter of the late LORY and LIZZY KING PHILLIPS. In addition to her parents, she was preceded also in death by husbands, MICHALE BURKE and JAMES COLLINS; and two brothers, OZZIE PHILLIPS and LUTHER PHILLIPS. She was a member of West Oneida United Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters: BEULAH MAE BURKE SMITH POSEY and husband, LEON, of Winfield, Tenn.; and FAY BLEVINS and husband, WAYNE, of Nashville, Tenn.; two sons: LUTHER MICHALE BURKE and wife, NELVA ROSE of Oneida; and PAUL TIMOTHY BURKE and wife, PORTIA ANN, of Winfield, Tenn.; two sisters: SALLEY TERRY and NANCY MARCUM, both of Oneida; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, one special friend, RUTH TERRY, one special niece, THELMA ROSE MARCUM; several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives. Funeral service was conducted October 23, 1998, in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Rev. GUY V. AINSWORTH and Rev. RONNIE DUNCAN officiating. Interment followed in Davis Cemetery in Winfield, Tenn. West-Murley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (Source: Independent Herald, Vol. 23, No. 23, Thu, 29 October 1998, p20)


COLLINS, Rev. JESSE S. - was born Sept. 10, 1885, departed this life Nov. 3, 1965. He was a member of Black Gum Church about 20 years coming by letter from the Pine Hill Church. He was the son of the late Rev. JOHN M. COLLINS and ELIZABETH BAIRD COLLINS. He was an ordained Minister of the Gospel about 17 years and lived a devoted Christian life. We feel assured our loss is his eternal gain in Heaven. (Black Gum Baptist Church) (Source: West Union Association of Untied Baptists Minutes, 1967, p25)


COMER, EVERETT EUGENE – 83, of LaFollette, died on Thursday, Feb. 14 at St. Mary's Medical Center of Campbell County. He was a member of Davis Chapel Community Church. He was preceded in death by parents BLAINE and HATTIE FORD COMER and brother BART COMER.  He was survived by wife LURETTA LAY COMER of LaFollette; brothers CHARLES of Baltimore, Md., and EARL COMER of Cincinnati, Ohio; sisters WILMA MILLER of Flint, Mich., and JEWELL BRADEN of Cincinnati, Ohio. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 16 in the Chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. BEN LAY and Rev. DARRELL EDWARDS officiating. Interment was in the Lay and Silcox Cemetery in Scott County.  (Source:  LaFollette Press, 21 Feb 2002)


CONNER, Miss BARBARA J. - 62, of Robbins, passed away on Monday, December 6, 1999 at Scott County Hospital. She was the daughter of the late REASON GOAD and IVA DISHMAN and was also preceded in death by two sisters, VELMA YOUNG and EVELYN BREWSTER; one brother, GLEN GOAD; and two infant sisters, KATHYLYN and THELMA GOAD. She was a member of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include one son, BOBBY CONNER of Robbins; three brothers, KENNETH GOAD and wife ANN and HAROLD GOAD and wife FREDDIE, all of Robbins, and CARL RAY GOAD of Chattanooga; two sisters, LUCILLE ASBURY of New Castle, Ind., and WILMA BERTRAM and husband GEORGE of Robbins; one granddaughter, SARAH CONNER of Robbins; a sister-in-law, ANNA GOAD of Robbins, who provided special care for Miss CONNER for the past 20 years; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 8, at the Blackcreek Crossroads Cemetery, with Rev. DIANE WRIGHT, and Rev. CHRIS ASBURY officiating. Pallbearers were DARRELL BRANHAM, GEORGE GOAD, MICHAEL CLARK, RONNIE NEAL, CHRIS ASBURY, and BILL and STEVE CLARK. Four Oaks Runeral Home of Huntsville was in charge of the arrangements. (Source: Scott County News, 9 Dec 1999, p12)


CONNER, MAXINE SMITH44, of East Point, Ga., and formerly of Scott County, passed away Sunday afternoon, September 20, at the Parkway Regional Hospital in Lithia Springs, Ga. following a lingering illness. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Hapeville, Ga. and was also preceded in death by one sister, CORRINE SAMS; and one brother, CLIFFORD CORDELL SMITH. Survivors include her father, GOLMAN SMITH, and her mother, LETHAY SYLVANIA HAMMOCK SMITH, both of Rt. 1, Oneida; her husband, THOMAS MONROE CONNER of East Point, Ga.; four daughters: DEBORAH CARPENTER of East Point, Ga., Mrs. JEROME (LINDA) CONNER of East Point, Ga., JUDY CHAMBERS and KIMBERLY CHAMBERS, both of East Point, Ga.; one son, EDDIE RAY MULLINS of East Point, Ga.; three sisters: Mrs. CLARENCE (CLARA JEAN) SLAVEN of Metamora, Ind., Mrs. WILLIAM J. (MARY MAGADALENE) HULING of Morrow, Ga., and RUTH NAOMI CHAFFIN of East Point, Ga.; three brothers: ARVE LEE SMITH of Brookville, Ind., JOHN LESLIE SMITH of Forest Park, Ga., and WILLIAM DAVID SMITH of Rt. 1, Oneida; several nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday (today) September 24, at the Faith of God Baptist Church with Rev. LOUIS TERRY and Rev. ERNEST WOODS officiating. the Segal Phillips Family will sing. Burial will be in the Peaceful Rose Garden Cemetery. West-Murley Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. (Source:  Scott County News, 24 Sep 1981, p8)


CORDELL, CHINA WHITECOTTON – “Mrs. Cordell Dead”  Widow of JOHN M. CORDELL Dies at the Home of Her Son in Kentucky.  CHINA WHITECOTTON CORDELL, widow of JOHN MARLON CORDELL, died at the home of her son, HARRISON R. CORDELL, near Sublette, Magoffin Co., Ky., Saturday, January 27th, at 4 p.m., age 72 years and 1 month.  She leaves four sons besides "H. R.” to survive her, WAYNE W., of Washington, D.C., JOHN; of Holdenville, Okla., C.C., of Little Rock, Ark., and Y.W., of Washington, D.C.   Mrs. CORDELL was a native of Scott county, being born and reared here. Her father, WAYNE WHITECOTTON was a captain in the union army and was a prisoner of war at Andersonville and Libby prisons.  He came home broken in health and died near the close of the war.   CHINA CORDELL's mother was a CHAMBERS and from that branch of the family was distantly related to ABRAHAM LINCOLN.   During the dark days of the war of 1861-65 her cabin home, which was near the main military road between the north and the south, was the scene of many bits of war drama - fighting and bivouacking and feeding.  The last named wherein she took a prominent part, making pies and cakes for the soldiers, a necessity of those stirring times.   JOHN TOOMEY purchased the CORDELL homestead at Helenwood soon after the death of JOHN MARIAN CORDELL, February 13, 1885, and since that time Mrs. CORDELL had made her home among her children, spending most of her time with her son Harry, where she died.  (Source:  Cumberland Chronicle; Huntsville, TN; Jan 1917)


CORLEY, NELLIE (Nell) FORBIS – 102, of Danville, Ky., and formerly of Oneida, died November 21, 1997, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.  Born in Oneida, Tenn., October 19, 1895, she was the daughter of the late ZACHERY (Zach) and SEREPTIA LITTON FORBIS.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded also in death by her husband, Clifton Anderson Corley; and one daughter, MARGARET CORLEY BYERLY.  She was a charter member of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church and a housewife.  She is survived by two grandsons: THOMAS CLIFTON BYERLY of Danville, Ky., and STEVEN LOUIS BYERLY of Crescent Springs, Ky.; five great-grandchildren; one step-great grandchild; and DARLENE POMICTER HALE of Lexington, Ky., a cousin whom she reared and great-granddaughter of JOSEPH and THURSIE BLEVINS of Oneida.  Funeral services were conducted November 24, 1997, at Stith Funeral Home with Reverends TIM NOEL and JO GARNETT officiating.  Interment followed at Bellevue Cemetery.  Stith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  (Source:  Independent Herald, 11 Dec 1997)


COUCH, NELLIE BALL - 84, formerly of Stearns, Ky. passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 1999 at the McCreary Health and Rehabilitation Center.  She was preceded in death by her parents, BENJAMIN and SUSIE KIDD BALL; her husband, RUDOLPH COUCH; three brothers, CLARENCE BALL, FLOYD RICHMOND, and LLOYD RICHMOND; and seven sisters, ETHEL THOMPSON, FLONNIE FOSTER, FLOSSIE PUCKETT, THELMA TINCH, LOLA WINCHESTER, IDA ANDERSON, and VELMA RICHMOND.  Survivors include three daughters, DORIS JEAN WILSON and PEGGY ANN JENKINS, both of Cincinnati, O. and SUE REED of Oneida; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 4, at Pine Knot Funeral Home, with Rev. ROBERT FOLENIUS and Rev. ERNEST DALTON officiating.  Burial was in Stearns Cemetery.  (Source:  Scott County News, 16 Dec 1999, p12A)


COX, JEWEL - 58, of Lake City, died Monday, Aug. 4, 1997, at East Tennessee Baptist Hospital in Knoxville. Mrs. Cox is survived by her husband, Billy "Babe" Cox; a son, Steve Sides and his wife, Tammy, of Clinton; two daughters, Vickie Coleman and her husband, Al, and Penny Ray and her husband, Dennis, all of Clinton; her mother, Florence Byrd of Huntsville; and a stepson, David Cox and his wife, Kathy, of Oak Ridge; a sister, Joyce Smith of Ohio; and a brother, James L. Byrd of Huntsville. The funeral will be held at 8 tonight, Aug. 5, in the chapel of Cox-Martin Funeral Home in Lake City. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Fairview Cemetery in Scott County. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. (Source: The Oak Ridger, 5 Aug 1997)


COX, W. RUSSELL - 79, a retired foreign service officer of the United States Information Agency died Tuesday, July 1 at Thornton Oaks Retirement Community in Brunswick suddenly of natural causes. Mr. Cox was formerly of the Upper Flying Point Road in Freeport, Maine. Mr. Cox was a longtime resident of both Washington, DC and Freeport, Maine. Mr. Cox was born in Norma, Tennessee, September 7, 1917, the son of Henry and Mary Calhoun Cox. Mr. Cox graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1941 and remained active in the alumni associations throughout his life. While attending the University of Kentucky he worked for the Wright Aeronautical Corporation. During WWII, Mr. Cox moved to Washington to work at the National Resources Planning Board. After the war he served at the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and was the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Civil Defense Administration. Twice he served as a visiting professor at the University of California's School of Public Administration. On June 22, 1946, he married Muriel Spiedel. She died September 20, 1992. From 1954 to 1978 he worked with the United States Information Agency. Mr. Cox was Chief of Overseas Recruitment and served as Program Coordinator for the Office of Assistant Director. In 1962, Mr. Cox served for two years as USIA's Executive Officer at the American Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. Mr. Cox later became the USIA's Chief of Personnel for the Voice of America and in 1974 became the Deputy Director for Management and Administration. He retired from the USIA in 1978. Mr. Cox was active with Rotary International. He served as president of the Brunswick Maine Rotary Club and was instrumental in the formation of the Freeport Rotary Club. Mr. Cox was also a member of numerous clubs and organizations including the National Press Club, Jefferson Historical Society, the former Regional Hospital Board of Trustees, the Wolf Neck Farm Foundation and the First Parish Church in Brunswick. Surviving are four sons, R. David Cox of Lexington, VA, Thomas A. Cox of Silver Spring, MD, James M. Cox of Montpelier, VT and W. Russell Cox, Jr. of Portland, ME; a daughter, Kathleen Acuna of Wellesley, MA; a sister, Elizabeth Fletcher of Murfeesboro, TN. Also survived by seven grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday at STETSON'S FUNERAL HOME, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Monday from the First Parish Church Brunswick with the Rev. Dr. William C. Imes, officiating. Interment will be in Flying Point Cemetery Freeport. Memorial donations may be made to the First Parish Church, 9 Cleveland St., Brunswick, ME 04011. (Source: The Washington Post 4 Jul 1997)


CRABTREE, HOYLE E. - age 61, Jesus said come hither, and HOYLE E. CRABTREE joined the heavenly Father on Nov. 5, 1999. He was born Sept. 12, 1938, and lived in Oneida, Tenn. before serving in the Army in Germany and England. He lived in Lake City and Clinton and was a retired supervisor of Lockheed Martin. He presently worked at Norris Dam Marina, and was a member of the team who secured the caves below Norris Dam for the Park Service. He enjoyed fishing and going to flea markets and just being Papa to his grandchildren. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and father figure to many people over the years. He was preceded in death by his mother, SARAH CRABTREE CLABORN and father, LENVIL CRABTREE; sons, TRACY CRABTREE and RICHARD CRABTREE; granddaughter, REBECCA CRABTREE; brothers, NORMAN CRABTREE, EUGENE CLABORN, GILBERT CLABORN, BLAINE CLABORN, RALPH CLABORN, CLETIS CLABORN; sister, DOROTHY CLABORN. HOYLE leaves to cherish his life and memory: his wife, GRACE FINLEY CRABTREE; daughters and sons-in-law, LINDA and BILLY SPITZER of Clinton, PAM and STEVE GOANS of West Paducah, Ky.; and daughter-in-law, PENNY CRABTREE; grandchildren, JASON "Jabber" GOANS, CASEY SPITZER, LESLIE SPITZER, KAYLEE and RACHEL CRABTREE and JOANNA McCOY; brothers and sisters-in-law, RUSS and JAN CRABTREE of Oneida, JAMES and FAYE CLABORN of Georgia, LLOYD DEAN and JACKIE CLABORN of Georgia, PHYLLIS and RALPH TROSPER of Georgia, OMA JEAN PIERCE of LaFollette, ANNA RUTH and TOMMY CARSON of Oneida, ARLEY CLABORN of Oneida, ED CLABORN of Oneida, MILFORD CLABORN of Oneida, WILDA DEAN ANDERSON of Ohio, ANNA MAE SHAFER of Illinois, DOLORES JOHNSON of Illinois; stepmother, DOROTHY CRABTREE of Illinois; a host of special nieces and nephews; special friends, B.J. and BOBBIE BERRY of Scottsboro, Ala., LAKEY McCOY of Lake City, GEORGE RIGGS of Clinton, MIKE STONE of Norris, STEVE McCOY, JOHN WILSON, JOE BRADEN, and KERRY FOSTER, who he thought of as sons; special sister-in-law, KATIE WATTS. He was always willing to help others no matter what the problem or hour. God blessed him with a gentle helpful spirit. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Sunday, November 7, 1999, at the Cox-Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday, November 8, 1999, in the Cox-Martin Chapel with the Rev. SAM JOHNSON and Rev. LARRY WATTS officiating with full military honors. Interment to follow the funeral service at the Harness Cemetery, Caryville, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Neonatal Unit of the Children's Hospital in memory of REBECCA and RICHIE CRABTREE. Cox-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. (Source: Knoxville News-Sentinel, 7 Nov 1999)

CRABTREE, HOYLE E. - 61, passed away on Friday, November 5, 1999.  He lived in Oneida before serving in the U.S. Army in Germany and England.  He later lived in Lake City and Clinton and was a retired supervisor at Lockheed Martin in Oak Ridge.  Mr. CRABTREE had been recently employed at Norris Dam Marina and was a member of the team who secured caves below Norris Dam for the Park Services.  He was preceded in death by his mother, SARAH CRABTREE CLABORN; father, LENVIL CRABTREE; two sons, TRACY CRABTREE and RICHARD CRABTREE; a granddaughter, REBECCA CRABTREE; six brothers, NORMAN CRABTREE, EUGENE CRABTREE, GILBERT CLABORN, and CLETIS CLABORN, and a sister, DOROTHY CLABORN.  Survivors include his wife, GRACE FINLEY CRABTREE; daughters and sons-in-law, LINDA and BILLY SPITZER of Clinton, PAM and STEVE GOANS of West Paducah, Ky.; a daughter-in-law, PENNY CRABTREE; grandchildren, JASON (JABBER) GOANS, CASEY SPITZER, LESLIE SPITZER, KAYLEE and RACHEL CRABTREE, and JOANNA MCCOY; brothers and sisters, RUSSAND JAN CRABTREE of Oneida, JAMES and FAYE CLABORN of Georgia, LLOYD DEAN and JACKIE CLABORN of Georgia, PHYLLIS and RALPH TROSPER of Georgia, OMA JEAN PIERCE of LaFollette, ANNA RUTH and TOMMY CARSON, ARLEY CLABORN, ED CLABORN, and MILFORD CLABORN, all of Oneida, WILDA DEAN ANDERSON of Ohio, and ANNA MAE SHAFER and DOLORES JOHNSON of Illinois; step- mother, DOROTHY CRABTREE of illinois; a number of nieces and nephews; special friends, B.J. and BOBBIE BERRY of Scottsboro, Ala., LAKEY MCCOY of Lake City, GEORGE RIGGS of Clinton, MIKE STONE of Norris, STEVE MCCOY, JOHN WILSON, JOE BRADEN, and KERRY FOSTER, whom he thought of as sons, and a special sister-in-law, KATIE WATTS.  Funeral services were held on Monday, November 8, at 11 a.m. at the Cox-Martin Funeral Home chapel in Lake City, with Rev. SAM JOHNSON and Rev. LARRY WATTS officiating.  Burial with full military honors was conducted at the Harness Cemetery in Caryville.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Unit of the Children's Hospital in memory of REBECCA and RICHIE CRABTREE.  Cox-Martin Funeral Home of Lake City was in charge of arrangements.  (Source:  Scott County News, 11 Nov 1999, p10)


CRABTREE, Rev. J.A. - was a member of Stanfill Baptist Church for many years was a faithful member until death called him home. He was a minister for 70 years and many people was converted under his preaching. We the Stanfield Church have lost a faithful member. We feel our loss is heaven's gain. Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord. He was 89 years, 8 months and 24 days old. (Source: West Union Association of United Baptists Minutes, 1966, p24)


CRABTREE, SETH RAMSEY – In Memory of SETH RAMSEY CRABTREE April 18, 1995 - October 12, 1995 Son of BRUCE and LAINILL CRABTREE. "An Answer" Life has its questions, as proven today, when my spirit sensed darkness coming my way. The storms that were hidden, returned oh so fast, just when I thought they were lost in the past. Again I felt tear drops fall from my eyes, like rivers of pain, that grew deeper in size--My heart began breaking, like it did the first time. I faced this storm weeping, "asking is God blind?" I relived the suffering that I felt so long. A suffering that came from a life too soon gone. Again I cried, "God-where are you now? I can’t even stand up-I don't think I know how." Then as quick as the storm entered my heart, a sweet simple peace recited it's part--As I heard God in a gentle kind voice say to me, "Child, their life was my choice. I know you're suffering--and your child is fine, and you'll see then soon, for you too are mine. Above all things I know what to do, remember my child, I lost my child too. But just as my child rose to my throne, know that I’ll never leave you alone. So when these storms rage, call my name, and I'll speak this answer to you, unchanged." LARRY S. CLARK-1994 (Source: Independent Herald, Vol. 22, No. 47, Thu, 16 Apr 1998, p12)


CRABTREE, WILLIS DWAYNE - 50, of Winfield, died Sunday, October 18, 1998, in Oneida, Tenn. Born in Oneida on June 8, 1948, he was the son of ELSIE STANLEY  and the late HOYLE P. CRABTREE . He was a Vietnam veteran and a member of VFW Post 5669 of Oneida. He also was a member of the Second Bethlehem Baptist Church of Winfield. He is survived by two daughters: TABITHA SAULS  and husband, RANDY , and MELINDA CRABTREE , both of Winfield; one son, DWAYNE CRABTREE  II of Winfield; two brothers: STEVE CRABTREE  and wife, RHONDA , of Winfield, and CHARLES GORDON CRABTREE  of Long Island, N.Y.; a sister, ANGELETTA ADKINS  and husband, MORRIS , of Winfield; three grandchildren; and many other relatives. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Rev. GUY AINSWORTH  and Rev. JACK CHITWOOD  officiating. Burial will follow at the Walker Cemetery in Winfield, with full military honors by American Legion Post 136 of Oneida. Jones & Son Funeral Home of Oneida has charge of arrangements. (Source: Independent Herald, Vol. 23, No. 22, Thu, 22 October 1998, p14)


CRAIG, SOPHIA - age 90 years passed away Sunday night, February 8th at the Eastern State Hospital in Knoxville after an illness of 34 years.  She is survived by 2 nephews, JOE CRAIG on Oneida and JOHNIE CRAIG of Kinwald, Ill.  2 nieces SOPHIA NEWPORT of Oneida and FLORENCE MARCUM of Charleston, W. Va.  Funeral service was held at the Oak Grove Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. ROY BLEVINS officiating.  Burial in Marcum cemetery.  West in charge.  (Source:  Scott County News, 13 Feb 1953, p8)


CRAWFORD, ELLEN ANN MARTIN - 52, of Helenwood, Tenn.; died April 6, 1998, at the Life Care Center in Wartburg, Tenn. Born in Dayton, Ohio, August 7, 1945, she was the daughter of the late JOSEPH MARTIN and LILLIAN ROBINSON GOODIN. In addition to her parents, she was preceded also in death by one brother, STEVEN MARTIN. She is survived by one daughter, KRISTIN HARNESS and husband, AUDIE, and one son, ROBERT LASSITER, all of Helenwood, Tenn.; one brother, DANIEL GOODIN of Huntsville, Tenn.; one sister-in-law, JACKIE MARTIN of Florida; and many other relatives. Funeral service is to be conducted Friday, April 10, 1998, 2 p.m. in the chapel of Jones and Son Funeral Home with Rev. DOUG WILDER officiating Interment will follow in the Hazel Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday afternoon; from 12 noon until time of the funeral service. Jones and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (Source: Independent Herald, Vol. 22, No. 46, Thu, 9 Apr 1998, p12)


CREECH, GILBERT (Gib) -1921-2001 –Former county commissioner GILBERT (Gib) CREECH, 79, of Osteen, Fla., passed away on Saturday, November 3, at the Central Baptist Regional Medical Center in Sanford, Fla.  Mr. CREECH formerly owned and operated Ray’s Jewelry in Oneida, where he lived for 34 years. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served as a county commissioner in Scott County for 14 years and was a member of First Baptist Church.  A native of Harlan County, Ky., he was the son of the late HENRY and ORA MAE LEWIS CREECH and was also preceded in death by one brother, CLYDE CREECH; one sister, ALBERTA HENSLEY; and a grandson, JEFFREY CHITWOOD. He  is survived by his wife, ELIZABETH CREECH of Osteen, Fla.; two sons, CRAIG CREECH and wife DEBBIE of Winfield, and MARC CREECH and wife LINDA of Lancaster, Ky.; a daughter, KAREN CHITWOOD of Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, WILLIAM CREECH and wife JENNY of London, Ky., and JUSTIN CREECH of Richmond, Ky.; two sisters, OLA CAMPBELL and husband GREEN of Leatherwood, Ky., and WANDA CREECH of Richmond, Ky.; eight grandchildren, TESSA STRUNK and husband DAVID of Deltona, Fla.,  FELICIA CHITWOOD BALL and husband KERRY of Canton, 0.,  ROBIN CHITWOOD of Helenwood, CLARK CHITWOOD of Strunk, Ky., and BRANDON, BRITTANY, BRADLEY, and AMY CREECH, all of Oneida; seven great-grandchildren, DYLAN, ERIC, and AUDRA BALL of Canton, O., DYRON and KRYSTAL CHITWOOD of Helenwood, and TAREN and DAVIN STRUNK of Deltona, Fla.; a special cousin JUNE CREECH and wife VERNEY o f LaFollette; special friends, JACK M. LAY, BILL PHILLIPS, JACK MANIS, and GID TEDDER; and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.  Memorial services will be conducted on Friday, November 9, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Jones and Son Funeral Home in Oneida. Interment of his remains will follow at Carson Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday at Jones and Sons Funeral Home. Jones And Son Funeral Home in Oneida is in charge of the arrangements. (Source:  Scott County News, Vol. 85, No. 2, 8 Nov 2001, p10)


CROSS, ANTHONY SCOTT - 18, died August 18, 1998, at the Scott County Hospital. Born in Somerset, Ky., July 10, 1980, he was the son of LANFORD and SALLY CROSS. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, ISHAM BURCHFIELD. He was a member of Pleasant Grove United Baptist Church. He is survived by his parents, LANFORD and SALLY CROSS of Winfield; one brother, DEREK CROSS and wife, MARY of Winfield; grandparents MANFORD and NOLA CROSS, and WANDA BROWN, all of Winfield; special friend, BURT BURCHFIELD, special niece and nephew, CALEB and HANNAH CROSS; several aunts, uncles and other relatives. Funeral service was conducted - August 20, 1998, at Pleasant Grove United Baptist Church with Rev. LARRY FULTS and Rev. GARY CAMPBELL officiating. Interment followed in Cross Cemetery, Winfield. West-Murley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (Source: Independent Herald, Vol. 23, No. 14, Thu, 27 August 1998, p14)


CROSS, DORA BRIDGES - 98, of Winfield, Tenn., died September 1, 1998, at her daughter's residence in Winfield. Born in Scott County, Tenn., August 5, 1900, she was the daughter of the late JAMES DREW and MARTHA TERRY BRIDGES. In addition to her parents, she was preceded also in death by her husband, GATHIE CROSS; three infant children; eight brothers; three sisters, and three sons-in-law. She joined Capuchin Baptist Church in 1916, and later moved her membership to Pleasant Grove United Baptist Church, where she remained a member until her death. She is survived by three sons: ALFRED CROSS and wife, MARY; MANFORD CROSS and wife, NOLA; and MAYNARD CROSS and wife, HELEN, all of Winfield; four daughters: FLORA LEE DUNCAN and husband, ELBERT, THELMA SAULS, and JEANETTA DUNCAN, all of Winfield; and OCIE MAXEY of Ross, Ohio; one sister, MARIE WILSON of Winfield; two brothers: VIRGIL BRIDGES of Jellico, Tenn.; and VERDA BRIDGES of Walton, Ky.; 35 grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, and many other relatives. Funeral service was conducted September 4, 1998, at Pleasant Grove United Baptist Church with Rev. LARRY FULTS and Bro. BOBBY DUNCAN officiating. Music was provided by High Road Quartet. Interment followed in Cross Cemetery, Winfield. Jones and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (Source: Independent Herald, Vol. 23, No. 16, Thu, 10 September 1998, p16)


CROSS, EDNA POSEY - of Johnson City, who was a native of Scott County passed away on Tuesday, September 1, at the Johnson City Medical Center.  She was the daughter of the late LOUIS and OLLIE DUNCAN POSEY and was also preceded in death by husband, Lt. MILLARD CROSS, in 1945; two sisters; and four brothers.  Mrs. CROSS was a graduate of Cumberland College in Williamsburg, KY., and East Tennessee State University in Johnson City.  She formerly taught school in the Scott County School System and was retired from the Washington County School System.  She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Johnson City.   Survivors include a son, Dr. JAMES M. CROSS of Johnson City; two brothers-in-law, LUTHER CROSS of Hunstville, and AL STUCKEY of Hickory, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Friday, September 4, in the chapel of Morris-Baker Funeral Home in Johnson City, with Rev. R. WILLARD WARFIELD officiating.   Burial was in the Mountain Home National Cemetery.  (Source:  Scott County News, Vol. 81, No. 43, Thu, 10 Sep 1998, p10)


CROSS, EFFIE A. - age 86, of Pioneer, passed away Tuesday morning, November 10, 1998, at her home. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Preceded in death by husband, RUFFUS CROSS; and daughter, FLONNIE DUNCAN. Survivors: son,  DONNIE CROSS, Pioneer; daughter, BETTY CROSS and husband, JAKE HENRY, Robbins, Tenn.; grandchildren, TIMOTHY HENRY, AMANDA HENRY, and GABRIELLE HENRY; great- grandchildren, MARIANDA and BRANDON HENRY, CORA KEMP, LaFollette. Funeral services 11 a.m., Thursday, November 12, 1998, at Fairview Baptist Church, Rev. JOHN HUNLEY officiating. Interment Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Wednesday at Cross Funeral Home. Cross Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. (Source:  Knoxville News-Sentinel, 11 Nov 1998)

CROSS, EFFIE - 86, of Pioneer, died November 10, 1998, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, RUFFUS CROSS; and one daughter, FLONNIE DUNCAN. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She is survived by one son, DONNIE CROSS of Pioneer; one daughter, BETTY CROSS and husband, JAKE HENRY of Robbins; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and one sister, CORA KEMP of LaFollette. Funeral service was conducted November 12, 1998, at Fairview Baptist Church with Rev. JOHN HUNLEY officiating. Interment followed in Fairview Cemetery. Cross Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (Source: Independent Herald, Vol. 23, No. 26, Thu, 19 November 1998, p14)


CROSS, GLADYS NANCY - 88, of Huntsville, Tenn., died February 8, 1998, at the Scott County Hospital. Born July 15, 1909, she was the daughter of the late GEORGE W. AND MARY THOMPSON CHAMBERS. In addition to her parents, she was preceded also in death by her husband, C.F. CROSS, one brother, MILFORD CHAMBERS; and two sisters, IRENE CHAMBERS and MAZIE GEORGE. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Huntsville, and was a homemaker. She is survived by two sons: H.L. CROSS and wife, LELA of Huntsville, and DONALD F. CROSS and wife, JEANNINE of St. Martinsville; La.; two brothers: JAMES HERBERT CHAMBERS and wife, NONA LEE of Huntsville, and ROY CHAMBERS and wife, JUNE of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; three sisters: ALTA SEXTON of the Paint Rock community, BETTY SHARP and husband, Garland, and MARGARET LEEPER, both of Huntsville; six grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives. Funeral services were to have been conducted February 11, 1998, in the chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home with Reverends BENNY LAWSON and DALE SMITH officiating. Music was provided by NONA LEE CHAMBERS, KAREN ELLIS and MARSHA SWAIN. Interment was to follow in the Carson memorial cemetery. Four Oak Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (Source: Independent Herald, Vol. 22, No. 38, Thu, 12 Feb 1998, p12)


CROSS, Mrs. MARY MARIE BELL - 86, of Helenwood, passed away on Sunday, December 5, 1999 at Scott County Hospital.  She was the daughter of the late JAMES HARVEY SEXTON and NANNIE BELL LAY SEXTON and was also preceded in death by her husband, JOHN H. CROSS; an infant daughter, WANDA LEE CROSS; three sisters, MAE JEFFERS, DORA POSEY, and FLORA SLAY; and two brothers, JAMES and ROGER SEXTON.  She was a member of Jakes Branch Baptist Church.  Survivors include a daughter, ROSALEE BYRD and husband LEON of Helenwood; two sons, HENRY R. CROSS and wife DARLENE of Norma and VIRGLE R. CROSS and wife LOUISE of Capital Hill; one step-daughter, JULIA JEFFERS of Oneida; four grandchildren, TAMMY DAUGHERTY and husband DAVID, DANIEL and JOEY CROSS and PATRICK CROSS all of Norma; two great-grandchildren, ZACHARY and DANNIELE DAUGHERTY; three sisters, BETTY BULLOCK of Lilburn, Ga., MARY LOU EVANS of Kentucky, and SARAH FAYE SLAVEN of Winfield; two brothers, MONROE SEXTON of Winona, and CHESTER SEXTON of Capital Hill; a special friend, KATHRYN BYRD of Oneida; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.  Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, December 8, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home, with Bro. PHILLIP KIDD officiating.  KIM KIDD provided special music.  Burial was in the Jeffers Cemetery at Capital Hill.  Pallbearers were DANIEL CROSS, DAVE CROSS, ERIC COPE, and RONALD COOK.  Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville was in charge of the arrangements.  (Source:  Scott County News, 9 Dec 1999, p12)


CROWLEY, L.D. - 68, of Clinton, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Fort Sanders Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Mr. Crowley was founder and operator of Crowley Brothers Guttering in Clinton. Before retiring in the late 1980s, he turned ownership over to his sons. He was born in Scott County on May 11, 1929, the son of Willard and Bertie Jeffers Crowley, both now deceased. He was a member of Shultz Hollow Baptist Church in Clinton. Mr. Crowley is survived by his wife, Margaret Chambers Crowley; two daughters, Shirley Overton of Atlanta, Ga., and Mary Smith and her husband, Danny, of Clinton; and four sons, Danny Crowley, Benny Crowley, Jerry Crowley and his wife, Jeannie, and Ricky Crowley and his wife, Barbara, all of Clinton. He is also survived by six sisters, Alene Long of Columbus, Ohio, Pearl Conaster of Clinton, and Nadine Adkins, Betty Strunk, Macel Strunk and Hazel Harness, all of Oneida; a brother, Arnold Crowley of Oneida; and by 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Two other brothers, Harold Crowley and Walter Crowley, died earlier. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, in the chapel of Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. David Crowley officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Clinton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight, Jan. 26, at the funeral home. (Source: The Oak Ridger, 26 Jan 1998)

CROWLEY, L.D. - age 68, of Clinton, passed away Saturday, January 24, 1998, at Park West Hospital. He was born May 11, 1929, in Scott County. He was founder and operator of Crowley Brothers Guttering in Clinton, before retiring and turning over ownership to his sons in the late 80's. He was a member of Shultz Hollow Baptist Church of Clinton. Preceded in death by parents, Willard and Bertie Jeffers Crowley; brothers, Harold and Walter Crowley. Survivors: wife, Margaret Chambers Crowley of Clinton; daughters, Shirley Overton of Atlanta, Ga., Mary and Danny Smith of Clinton; sons, Jerry Crowley and wife, Jeannie of Clinton, Danny Crowley of Clinton, Ricky Crowley and wife, Barbara of Clinton, Benny Crowley of Clinton; sisters, Alene Long of Columbus, Ohio, Pearl Conaster of Clinton, Nadine Adkins of Oneida, Betty Strunk of Oneida, Macel Strunk of Oneida, Hazel Harness of Oneida; brother, Arnold Crowley of Oneida; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, January 26, 1998, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home. Funeral service will be conducted 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, 1998, in the chapel with the Rev. David Crowley officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Memorial Gardens. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton, in charge of all arrangements. (Source: The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 25 Jan 1998)


CUNNINGHAM, Mrs. BARBARA ELLEN - 77 years, passed away at her home in Oneida, after lingering illness. Early in life she was married to Rev. JOSEPH BLEVINS. After his death, she married to A. J. CUNNINGHAM. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church for many years. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, 4 sons and 2 daughters. (Source: West Union Association of United Baptists Minutes, 1959, p16)


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