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Obituaries June 16, 2010

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By The Staff

Garland W. Wood, 96

    Garland W. Wood, 96, of Harriman, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2010 at Jamestowne Assisted Living. He was a member of the First Christian Church a World War II Veteran and retired Rural Letter Carrier. He enjoyed portraying Uncle Sam at patriotic celebrations in Harriman.

     He is preceded in death by his wife Mildred Adkisson Wood.

     Mr. Wood is survived by his daughter, Janice Bowman (Charlie) of Johnson City; son, Chuck Wood (Christy) of Kingston; grandaughters,     Amy Burton (Scott) of Johnson City, Carla Bowman of Knoxville, Lauren Wood of Jefferson City, Lindsay Holmes (Raymond) of Memphis; and great-grandchildren,     Katie and Chance Bowman of Johnson City.

    Funeral was held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 2010 at the Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman, Interment followed at Roane Memorial Gardens. The family received friends from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman.

    Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.     Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman was in charge of arrangements. www.kykerfuneralhome.com

Estell B. Long, 79

    Estell B. Long, 79 of Wartburg passed away Sunday night, June 13, 2010, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. He was an active member of Mossy Grove Baptist Church of Wartburg, Omega Masonic Lodge # 536, Knoxville Scottish Rite and the Kerbela Shriners.

    Mr. Long was preceded in death by his parents, Ewell and Louisa Long; brothers, Jr., Homer and Roy Long; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Virgil and Louise Mullins.

    He is survived by his faithful wife of 41 years, Pat; brothers-in-law, Virgil (Pearl) Mullins of Knoxville, Danny (Jennie) Mullins of Coalfield, Doug (Darlene) Mullins of Oliver Springs; sisters-in-law, Helen Ray of Dyllis, Phyllis (Tony) Dutton of Kingston, Pam (Harral) Bryant of Kingston, Linda (Barry) Coker of Memphis, Emily (Gary) Conleay of Georgia and Robin Futrell of Knoxville; brother, Jack (Margaret) Long of Oliver Springs; best friends, Eugene and Bobbie Duncan of Wartburg; and several nieces and nephews who he dearly loved and enjoyed, along with his church family of Mossy Grove.

    The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at Mossy Grove Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Jim Disney and Bro. David Goodman officiating. Interment will be Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Estes Cemetery in Coalfield.     

    Jackson-Oliver Mortuary of Oliver Springs is in charges of the services.

    The family of Mr. Long invite you to share your thoughts and memories at www.jacksonolivermortuary.com

N.J. Stonecipher

    N.J. Stonecipher, born April 1, 1938 in Petros, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2010 at his home in Harriman.

    He was retired from ORNL in 2000 after 30 years of service.

    He was a fan of U.T. Football and served as an Usher in section D for over 30 years.

    He was employed at White Stores Inc. for 13 years. He loved to square dance and made several good friends doing this.

    Mr. Stonecipher was preceded in death by his parents, Nath and Tressie Stonecipher; sister, Kathleen Stonecipher Hill and husband Kenneth Hill; foster brother, Curtis Wilson; nephews, K.W. and Karrey Hill; father and mother-in-law, Reid and Addie Sexton.

    He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carolyn Sexton Stonecipher; son, Nathan Keith Stonecipher; sister, Ethel Grasmuck of Burnswick, Maine; sister-in-law, Ella Ruth Wilson of Jefferson City; brothers-in-law, Robert Sexton (Francis) and Joe R. Sexton (Janet); and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

    The family received friends Monday, June 14, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral service followed at 8 p.m. Graveside service was held Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the Wartburg City Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the church or charity of your choice.

    Schubert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Donny Voyles, 57

    Donny Voyles, 57, of Rockwood, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Harriman Care & Rehabilitation Center.

  He is preceded in death by his mother, Betty Voyles; five uncles, Bill, Dallas, Loyle, Allen and Ronnie Voyles; and daughters fiance’, Donathan Hall.

  Mr. Voyles is survived by his children, Elizabeth Voyles of Crossville and Joshua Voyles of Kingston; father, Don Voyles and wife Diane; brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Connie Voyles; sister and brother-in-law, Becky and Stanley Jones all of Harriman; ex-wife, Betty Boduch of Kingston; aunt, Ruby Buntz; uncle, Arlan Voyles both of Oakdale; nieces, Stephanie, Miranda and Crystal; nephew, Jeremy; one great-niece; two great-nephews; and a host of other family, friends and loved ones.    

  The family received friends Tuesday, June 15, 2010 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Harriman. A Celebration of Life followed at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Davis Funeral Home. A private graveside service was held later.

  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to help with the funeral expenses.

  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.davis funeralhomes.com.

 Davis Funeral Home, Harriman was in charge of arrangements.

Timothy Wayne Patterson, 45

    Timothy Wayne Patterson, 45, formerly of Oliver Springs, passed away Friday, June 11, 2010 at his home in Oak Ridge.

    He is survived by his parents, James Ray Patterson of Oliver Springs and Sandra Kay Tucker of Oak Ridge; wife, Linda Patterson of Oak Ridge; son, Brent Wayne Smith of Oliver Springs; daughter, Chelsea Smith of Little Rock, Ark.; step-daughter, Stacy Inman of Harriman; step-father, Billy Joe Dockery of Clinton; and two grandchildren.

    The family received friends Monday, June 14, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sharp Funeral Home.  The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Tim Wilson officiating. Burial and graveside services were held Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. 

Gregory Steve Alcorn, 38

    Gregory Steve Alcorn, 38, of Oliver Springs, passed away, Sunday, June 6, 2010.

    He joined the U.S. Army and served his country as a combat medic. Following his military discharge he enrolled into the Knox County Police Academy. Additionally he served as a member of the Anderson County Rescue Squad. He was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.

    Mr. Alcorn was preceded in death by his father, Steve Alcorn; grandparents, Frank and Nena Key and Troy Alcorn.

    He is survived by his wife, Debbie Alcorn; children, Brittani Alcorn and fiance’ Kyle Golden, Seth Alcorn, and Kylee Alcorn all of Oliver Springs; mother and her husband, Shelia Alcorn Self and husband Darrell of Oak Ridge; one granddaughter; and grandmother, Florence Alcorn of Oliver Springs.

     The family received friends Thursday, June 10, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sharp Funeral Home.  The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastors Jimmy Turpin and Thomas Vananda officiating. Burial and graveside services with full military honors was held Friday, June 11, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Key Cemetery. 

Emma Nell Cook Bilyeu, 89

    Emma Nell Cook Bilyeu, 89, of Oliver Springs, passed away Friday, June 11, 2010 at the Renaissance Terrace in Harriman.

    Mrs. Bilyeu taught school in Overton, Anderson and Roane counties.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, James Bilyeu; and parents Bolivar and  Emma Christian Cook.

    Mrs. Bilyeu is survived by her son, Sam Bilyeu and wife Joan of Oliver Springs; and three grandchildren.

    The family received friends Sunday, June 13, 2010 in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home, from 2 to 3 p.m. A memorial service followed in the chapel at 3 p.m. with Richard Powlus officiating.

Gerald Kenneth Rayburn, 77

    Gerald Kenneth Rayburn, 77, of Oliver Springs, passed away Thursday, June 3, 2010 at ParkWest Medical Center in Knoxville.

     He served in the United States Navy and naval music school in Washington.

    Mr. Rayburn was preceded in death by his parents, Gordy and Katherine Pye Rayburn; grandson, Dustin Wade Tallichet; son, Mark West; and beloved grandparents.   

     He is survived by his wife, Shirley West of Oliver Springs; children, Catherine Lee Kern (John David Kern), Patricia Neil Belcher, Linda Carol Mealy (Glen Mealy),  Bryan Kenneth Rayburn Manning (Bridget Renee), Craig West (Kim), Pam Smith (Ron), Tina Boley (Mike), Sheila West (Johnny); several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

    The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 16, 2010 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home. Memorial Service will follow in the funeral home chapel at 7 p.m. with Pastor Mark Allison.

Anna Laura West, 91

    Anna Laura West, 91, of Oliver Springs, passed away Monday, June 7, 2010 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. She was a member of the Big Mountain Baptist Church.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Lively and Rose Mary Reynolds Lively; son, Randall West; and granddaughter, Vanessa Rose Gouge.

    Ms. West is survived by her children, James Ray West and wife Glenna of Wartburg, Nella Ann Reynolds of Oliver Springs, Mary Lee Russell and husband Donald Ray of Oliver Springs, William Roy West of Windrock, Beatrice Mae Gouge of Coalfield, Cathia Sue Russell and husband Eugene of Oak Ridge, Robert Joe West of Knoxville, Michael Daniel West of Coalfield, Donnie Junior West of Windrock and Eddie Dean West and wife Janie of Harriman; 23 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.  

    The family received friends Wednesday, June 9, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sharp Funeral Home.  The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor David Coffman and Donald Ray Russell officiating. Burial and graveside services were held Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Jackson Cemetery in Coalfield. 

Charles Edward Johnson, 81

    Charles Edward Johnson, 81, of Harriman, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2010 at his home.  

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Gertrude Johnson.

    Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mamie Lou Johnson; daughters, Geneva Murray and husband Bill and Linda Moore all of Elverton and Sheila Hood of Oliver Springs; son, Willie Johnson of Elverton; and eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

    The family received friends Tuesday, June 15, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sharp Funeral Home.  The funeral followed at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mike Nelson officiating. Burial and graveside services will be held Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Harriman.