SHOOPMAN, MARTHA PHILLIPS - deceased this life July 8, 1963. She was a faithful member of the church until her death. She leaves her husband, JOE SHOOPMAN, of Maryville, Tennessee and three daughters, a number of friends and relatives. We hope our loss is her eternal gain. White Rock Baptist Church. (Source: West Union Association of United Baptists Minutes, 1963, p15)
SHOOPMAN, RALPH – 85, of Huntsville, died September 17, 2002, at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Born in Scott County, July 10, 1917, he was preceded in death by his parents, JAMES STOCKLEY and ANNA RAMSEY SHOOPMAN; his wife, MABLE CHRISTINE CROSS SHOOPMAN; two brothers, LAWRENCE and WALTER SHOOPMAN; sisters, BERTHA DISHMAN, RUBY SHOOPMAN, LOUISE ZACHARY, and two infant sisters; and two step sons, LEONARD AYERS and EDDIE AYERS. He was a member of White Rock Baptist Church. He is survived by three daughters: FAYE SHOOPMAN of Huntsville, WANDA LEATH and husband, MIKE, of Oneida; and KATHLEEN SHANNON and husband, ROGER, of Murfreesboro; one step son, DANNY AYERS of Huntsville; one step daughter, SHIRLEY AYERS of Huntsville; special nephew whom he and his wife raised, LARRY SHOOPMAN of Knoxville; three grandchildren, and numerous other relatives. Funeral service was conducted September 19 in the chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Rev. DAVID ACRES and Rev. GENE BOND officiating. Music was provided by WAYNE and GLENNA ROGERS. Interment was conducted September 20, in Dave Chambers Family Cemetery. (Source: Independent Herald, 26 Sep 2002, p14)
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