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“F” Obituaries of Morgan County

FACEMIRE, SHELVEJEAN ROSE, 63, Deer Lodge, formerly of West Virginia, died Feb. 15, 2001.  Preceded in death by one brother, Floyd Radcliff. Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Thomas Facemire; two sons and daughters-in-law Tom Jr. and Doris Facemire of Silver Springs, Fla and Paul and Ronda Facemire of Smithville, W. Va.; three daughers and sons-in-law Vickie Rinehart of Parkersburg, W. Va., Robbin and Larry Nicola of Parkersburg and Cindy and Steve Langley of Deer Lodge; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; sister, Sharon Call of Ohio and brother, John Radcliff of  W. Va.  Interment was in Mount Hope Cemetery, Deer Lodge.  [Morgan County News]
FACEMIRE, THOMAS M ‘TOM’, 70, of Deer Lodge, died Monday, June 13, 2005, in Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge. A member of Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, Deer Lodge, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served in the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 47 years, Shelvejean Radcliff Facemire; and sisters, Beatrice Miller and Bernice Perrell. Survivors include children, Vickie Brown of Belleview, Fla., Robin Nicola of Caldwell, Ohio, Tom Facemire Jr. of Ocala, Fla., Cindy Langley of Deer Lodge and Paul Facemire of Smithville, W.V.; brothers, Charles Facemire, Buddy Facemire and Eugene Facemire; sisters, Betty Talbott, Maxine Seese and Mary Knight; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, in Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, Deer Lodge, with Bro. Vic Davis officiating. Burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery, Deer Lodge. Davis Funeral Home, Harriman, was in charge of arrangements.  [Roane County News]

FAGEN, SADIE,; West Lafayette – Mrs. James Stewart, of 99 E. Sixth St., West Lafayette, has received word of the death of her mother, Mrs. Sadie, Fagin, which occured July 8 at Equality, Ill., where she had been visiting with another daughter, Mrs. John Aslinger. Services and burial were held July 11 at Coalfield, Tenn., with burial in Estes Cemetery in that community. [Source:  Coshocton Tribune, Coshocton, Ohio, July 14, 1973]

FAIRCHILD, ALLARD,  77, of Sunbright, died, Oct. 6, 1988. He was a veteran of WW II.  Survivors: brothers, M. H. (Bee) and Ted; sisters, Pauline Goodman and Maxine Langley. Interment Sunbright Cemetery. [Morgan County News]

FAIRCHILD, BEATRICE GRIFFITH, 87, passed away Dec. 18, 2002 in her home.  She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Lee; one daughter Kathryn and grandhildren Milford Fairchild Jr.  and Jennifer Rose Webb.  She is survived by three sons, Gene, Kenneth and Milford Ray; five daughters Fanny, Donna, Linda Judith and Christina; two brothers Charles and Bill;  two sisters Una and Charlene; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren and special friends Maggie Barger and Tilda Bowling. Funeral services were held Sat. morning, Dec. 21, 2002 at 10 a.m. in Schubert Funeral Home, Sunbright with Bro. Ralph Hamby officiating.  Interment followed in the Coal Hill Cemetery.  [Morgan County News]

FAIRCHILD, MARY RUTH WEBB,  85, Twin Lakes, Wartburg, after a lengthy illness, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Aug. 30, 2001. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Liberty Baptist Church and a Christian for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter James Fairchild; parents William A. and Nora Honeycutt Webb; and brothers Reece, Reid, and Roy Webb. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law Reba and William Maden of Bittercreek Community; granddaughter and family Jody and Dennis Bennett; Emily and Ryan of Coal Hill; sister Reba Rogers (Whom she made her home with) of Twin Lakes; nephew and family Jerome and Freida Rogers and Christopher of Twin Lakes. nieces and family Joyce and Ken Waller of Virginia, Salina and Dana, Vivian and Tom Smith, Teresa, Jennifer, and Regina of Maryland; and several other nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. The family received friends Sunday, Sep, 2001 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services began at 8 p.m. with Rev. Jim Phillips and Rev. Michael Justus officiating. Gravside services were Monday, Sept. 3, 2001  at 11a.m. in the Piney Cemetery, Oakdale.  Schubert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  [Morgan County News]

FAIRCHILD,  MERCIE E. JOYNER – age 95, formerly of Morgan Co. died Thursday evening May 11, 2000, in the Parkwest Hospital. She was preceded in death by husband, Henry W. Fairchild. Surviving: daughter, Mrs. Ruby Prather, of Sevierville; three grandchildren, Scott and Jeff Prather, of Colo., Kim Fisher of Sevierville; sister, Lorene Winton, of Nashville; brothers, Russell and Ira Joyner both of Petros. The family will receive friends Monday afternoon from 1-2 p.m. at the Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Tom Mooty officiating. Interment will be in the Liberty Cemetery, Wartburg.  [Knoxville News Sentinal]

FAIRCHILDPFC. WALTER J. The body of. Pfc. Walter J. Fairchild, who was killed March 21, 1943, North-Africa, arrived Wednesday and was taken from  Schubert Funeral Home, to the home near Oakdale.  Funeral services will be conducted from Boswell Chapel Church Thursday, 2 P. M., EST, the Rev. Lacy Adkins officiating; burial in family cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Ruth Webb Fairchild; daughter Reba Samantha Fairchild; his mother, Mrs. Arminda Hendrickson,  Harlan, Ky.; one brother, Rev. Fred Fairchild, Hixon; three sisters, Mrs. Jacob Langley and Miss Verna Hendrickson of  Harriman and Mrs. Grover Hicks of Yancy, Ky. (note-dates for Walter: 9/15/1913, 3/21/1943- TN PFC FIELD ARTILERY WWII)
(Burial in Honeycutt Cemetery Bitter-Creek Community)  [Morgan County News)

FAIRCHILD, YVONNIE JUNE STRINGFIELD, 65, formerly of Pilot Mt. Community, died Oct 8, 2000 in Morristown.  Preceded by husband, Samuel Fairchild; parents, Clifford and Minnie Hamby Stringfield..  Survivors: children, Janet, Debbie, Buddy and Lisa; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sister, Delilah Stringfield of Oak Ridge and brothers, Edgar of Kents, N.C., Carl of Oliver Springs, Earnest of Lancing and Ronnie of Charlotte, N. C.  Burial in Pilot Mt. Cemetery, Lancing.  [Morgan County News]

FAIRCHILDS,  MRS. ALBERT– Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Human and sons, Paul and Ralph attended the funeral of Mrs. Albert Fairchilds at Mill Creek, in Morgan County last Sunday. Mrs Fairchilds was the wife of Albert Fairchilds and a daughter of Ex-sheriff Chas. W. Human of Wartburg, and a niece of I.J. Human, of Oneida. She died almost suddenly with rupture. The funeral was conducted at the Mill Creek school house Sunday by Rev. Tim V. Peters, of Burrville.
Burial in the cemetery nearby. [Scott County News, Fri – Dec. 21, 1928, Vol 13, No 39, p1]

FAIRCHILDS, MARTHA ELIZABETH LINDSAY, affectionately known as “Granny Bug”, died Sunday at 3:00 p.m., at her home in the Mill Creek Community of the Fifth District of Morgan County after an illness of some two weeks. She was 89 and had been in declining health for several months. She was the widow of the late L C Fairchilds who died several years ago. She is survived by four sons, Theodore Fairchilds, who made his home with his mother, Albert Fairchilds of Sunbright, Gilbert Fairchilds of Oakdale and Robert Fairchilds of Harriman; two daughters, Mrs Fillmore (Freddie) Shannon of Dayton, Ohio and Mrs James (Nedra) Wilkes of Galatin, Tenn; 24 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren., two sisters, Mrs Abbie Wilson of Chattanooga and Mrs Joe Jones of Shirley, Tenn, and a host of other relatives and friends. Fifth District Justice of the Peace, Allard Fairchilds is a grandson. Mrs Fairchilds was born, Martha Elizabeth Lindsay, March 6, 1874 in Roane County but had lived most of her life in Scott and Morgan Counties. She had been a member of the Mill Creek Baptist Church for many years. In spite of her age “Granny Bug” had remained very active and did most of her house work and sewing. Only a few months ago she had made her burial clothes, doing all of the sewing by hand. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Mill Creek Baptist Church with the Rev J W Satterfield, pastor of the Sunbright Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Schubert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (Morgan County (TN) News, Thu, 23 Jan 1964)

FAIRCHILDS, MONTIE H. “BEE”, 85, Huber Heights, Ohio, formerly of Mill Creek Community of Sunbright, passed away suddenly Thursday, June 20, 2002 in the Grandview Hospital.  Montie was retired from Chrysler Airtemp with over 31 years of service and was an Army Veteran of WW II.  He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Lydia; brothers, Allard, Lonza, Ten and Sam; and sisters Pauline Goodman and Josephine Fairchilds. He is survived by his wife Mary Custer Fairchilds; sisters and brothers-in-law Maxine Langley, Jeneva Whitaker, Freddie and Chris Davis, Joyce and Sherman Cooper, Barbara and Tommy Stringfield and Billie and Donald Stewart; sisters-in-law Jewell Mootz and Alta Hill; special nieces and their husbands Laura and Doug Lehman and family and Mary and Charles Angi and family; special nephew Daniel Wainscott; and several other nieces and nephews in Dayton and Tennessee.  Private funeral services and entombment was conducted Monday in Woodland Mausoleum.  In leiu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your coice in Montie’s memory.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to Marker and Heller Funeral Home, Huber Heights Chapel, Ohio.  [Morgan County News]

FALLONLORETTA JUSTICE  71, of Coalfield, died July 3, 1995. She was bor in Coalfield, Jan 8, 1924, the daughter of Charles and Halian Justice. Preceded by husband, Harry W. Fallon.  Survivors; daughter, Susan and husband Chris LaMotta; sons, Patrick and wife Susan Fallon and Mick Fallon; 3 grandchildren; sister, Willie Jean Heidle; brothers, Arthur and Elwana Justice and Wldon and Billie Justice.; brothers, Victgor Justice, Glen Justice, and Blaine Justice.  Mrs. Fallons body was donated to science at the University Of Tennessee Medical Center. [Morgan County News]

FALLS, STACIE A.  90, died, Dec. 26, 1996.  Preceded by parents, Martin and Eva Mae Nance; husband, John Tobert (Bob) Falls and son Robert Leroy ‘Butch’ Falls.  Survivors:  daughters, Mamie Sue and husband Charles Noe and  Anna Marie and husband Roy Longmire. 8 grandchildren, 14 g-grandchildren; foster daughters, Dorothy Gann and Marie Duncan; sisters, Gladys Hammond, brothers; Kenneth Nance, and Frank Nance.  Interment in Union Cemetery.  [Morgan County News]

FARIS, MARY JUSTINA, 84, died Nov. 19, 1999 in Lakeland, Fla.  Formerly of Knox County.  Preceded by husband, Howard Faris and brother Bill Norman.  Survivors: daughter, Mary Ellen Pierce and husband John; sons, Harold Cecil Norman and wife Francis, Issac Frank Hooks and wife Linda; brother, Howard Norman; several grandchildren and great grand children.  Burial in Lane Cemetery.  [Morgan County News]

FARMER,  JAMES “MORTON” BYRON – age 39, of Petros, passed away suddenly Thursday, August 23, 2001, as a result of an accident. He was born January 27, 1962. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harrison Armes and Roxie Armes. He is survived by his mother, Audrey Browning of Petros; 3 sisters, Deborah (Sam) Daugherty of Wartburg, Audrey Lea and Sammy Armes of Petros, Julia Browning & special friend, Roger Hensley of Petros; 2 brothers, Eddie Farmer of Coalfield, Carl Farmer of Petros; nieces & nephews, Sammy, Derrick, and Holly Daugherty, Jacob & Mariah Hensley, Jeanine Jones, Roxie, Toby, Rachel, Sarah, and Timothy Farmer; great nieces & nephews, Dylan, Samantha, & Savannah Daugherty, Josie and Jessie Jones.  Interment in the Old Petros Cemetery. [Knoxville News Sentinal]

FARMER, KENNETH VADEN arrived at his heavenly home on Sunday, October 4, 2020, at the age of 80. Surrounded by his family. He was born June 1, 1940 in the Pine Orchard Community of Morgan County.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vaden and Ruth Farmer, brother and sister-in-law, Clyde and Mary Watson and sister, Bessie Casey.
Ken is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Wanda Dotson Farmer; daughters, Kathy (Robert) Lewallen, Karen (Rick) Payne and Karla (Jimbo) Green; grandchildren, Brooks (Holly) Rawlston, Jarrelle (Lauren) Wolff, Jarrod Wolff, Bivens (Rochelle) Lewallen, Taylor Green and Gracie Green; great-grandchildren, Carley Wolff and Robbie Lewallen; nephews and nieces, Marshall Watson, Marty Watson, Melinda Walraven and Arthela Casey, and many other nieces, nephews and extended family. Also, his Brother at Heart, Dennie (Francine) Smith, and Andy Edwards, the son he always wanted.  Ken served his country in the United States Air Force for four years and served our city in the Chattanooga Fire Department for 30 years, where he rose to the rank of District Chief.  Ken was an avid sportsman.  He loved hunting, boating and anything outdoors, but is most known for his fishing.  He was a member of the Chattanooga Bass Association, Basscasters Fishing Club, Hungry Fisherman Tournament circuit, and fished the B.A.S.S. tournament circuit.  Too numerous to name, Ken won many tournaments and placed well in both the local and the semi-pro tournament circuits.  He represented the State of Tennessee in the B.A.S.S. Nation State Tournament in Canada.  Ken loved his family, as well as his church family, at Maple Grove Baptist Church where he was a member for several years.  We know many will miss him because this is a man who was truly loved, but most of all by his wife, daughters, grandchildren and family.  Ken, Daddy, Papaw, you are loved and will be missed more than you will ever know.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 3–7 p.m. at Maple Grove Baptist Church, 9525 Birchwood Pike, Harrison, Tn. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastors Ronnie Dotson and Andy Bell officiating.  The family will also receive friends on Thursday, Oct. 8, at Turner Funeral Home, Highway 58 Chapel from 9–10:30 a.m.  The family requests that in accordance with CDC guidelines, please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing.  Ken will be laid to rest in Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.  We wish to thank the very special people at Kindred at Home and Hospice Source who provided excellent care to him, especially Nicole Strange, Joann Tessier, Ali Swilley, Carla Greach and Dr. Terry Melvin.  Also, a very special thanks to neighbors, TJ and Missy Tallent for your love and support.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org. [Submitted]

FARR, AVERY, 86, Harriman, died May 19, 2000.  Preceded by wives, Edith B. Wright Farr and Louise Bennett Farr; parents, sister and brother.  Survivors, daughter and husband, Louise and Peter F. Rose; daughter, Lois Wright, daughter and husband, Loretta and Bill Clark; sister, Alpha Eve and brother Bruce Farr; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  Burial in Roane Memorial Gardens. [Morgan County News]

FARR,   JASPER  82, formerly of Oakdale, died 4/28/1965 in Loraine., Ohio. Survivors: sisters, Mrs. Kelmar Taylor, Lucy Mee, Ellen Barger, Sally Collett and Alice Bartook.  Brothers: Elmer Farr and Johnnie Farr. [Morgan County News]

FARR, JIMMY, age 76, a resident of Coalfield, died Monday, June 30, 2008, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.  Mr. Farr was born Feb. 8, 1932, in Wheelwright, Ky. He moved to Tennessee in early childhood and had continued to live in Coalfield. Mr. Farr was a disabled iron worker who worked at Rockwood Electric and Furnace. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Sue Farr; by parents, Joe and Pearl Kelly Farr; by sisters, Ada Liles and Reba Neal; and by three brothers, Ed, Carl, and John Farr. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Wilma Halburnt Farr; by sons, Jimmy Farr Jr. and wife, Pamela, and Joseph Farr, both of Coalfield; by daughters, Jeanette Montgomery and husband, Robert, of Coalfield, Barbara Joyce Rich and husband, Eddie, of Wartburg, and Janet Thompson and husband, Randy, of Oak Ridge. He is also survived by grandchildren, Jimmy E. Farr II, Billy E. Farr, Bobby Joe Farr, Joseph Hayes Farr, Stacey L. Braden, Brenda S. Jones, Tamara L. Montgomery, Robert B. Montgomery, Christina P. Jones, Michael S. Rich, Eddie J. Rich Jr., Britny M. Thompson, and Bill R. Thompson; by 17 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and special friends. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 2, 2008, between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. at Sharp Funeral Home.  The funeral will follow in the funeral home chapel at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Donald Daugherty officiating. Burial and graveside services will be held Thursday, July 3, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Davis Cemetery in Coalfield. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book for Mr. Farr is available at www.sharpfh.com.  [Oak Ridger]

FARR, JOHN HENRY, 77, of Crossville, passed away July 30, 2001. Funeral services will be conducted today at 3 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., with burial in Crossville City Cemetery. Robert Melton will officiate, with special music by Johnny Moore. Mr. Farr was born April 12, 1924, in Careyville, TN, the son of Joseph and Pearl Farr. He was an electrician for over 50 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church and a Mason. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Jeanetta Edmonds Farr of Crossville; sons, P. Eugene Farr of Grafton, OH, and William Blaine Farr of Crossville; daughter, Beverly D. Rhoads of Medina, OH; sister, Reba Neal of Coalfield, TN; brother, Jim Farr of Coalfield; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Pearl Farr; daughter, Jeanetta Farr; and son, John Richard Farr. Pallbearers were Mr. Farr’s grandsons. Crossville Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.  [Crossville Chronicle]  [Submitted]

FARRPEARL KELLEY,  64, of Coalfield died June 24, 1965. Preceded in death by her husband, Joe Farr, who had passed away 14 years earlier.  Survived by two daughters, Reba Neal and Ada Lyles; three sons, John of Ohio and Carl and Jimmie of Coalfield; two sisters. Mabel Miles of Briceville, and Mattie Miles of Kingston and several granchildren including Eddie and Tommy Farr who made their home with their grandmother. Burial in Davis Cemetery, Coalfield.  (Morgan County News-1965)

FARR, WAYNE K., 63, Oakdale, passed away  Nov. 11, 1999 in the Roane Medical Center of Harriman.  He was preceded in death by a brother Eugene Farr.  He is survived by his wife, Annette Kilby Farr;  two daughters,  Cindy Farr and husband Bob Sargent and Sharon Tuten and husband John of Mississippi; son, Wayne Greer and wife Vonda of Jamestown; two sisters, Nellie Cagley and Carolyn Brown of Kingston and seven grandchildren.  Interment in Crab Orchard Cemetery. [Morgan County News]

FARRIS, LOLA MAE COLLINS, 85, formerly of Lancing died April 17, 2001 in Clinton, Ky.  Preceded by husband, George Farris; son, Billy Joe Farris; parents, Frand and Annie Weaver Collins; sisters, Willodean, Mary and Allean; and brothers, Lloyd, Chester and T. O. Collins.  Survivors: daughter and son-in–law, Joyce Ann and Billy Byassee of Clinton, Ky.; grandson Randy Smith of Clintom Ky., one great grand-daughter and sister and brother-in-law, Frankie and Emmitt Newport of Sunbright.  Burial in Forrestner Cemetery, Lancing.  [Morgan County News]

FAULKNER, LENA, 71, Woodland – died Sunday, April 16, 2006, at Trace Regional Hospital. She was born Jan. 7, 1935, in Wortburg, Tenn., to Benjamin and Leoda Bardill, who preceded her in death. She was the widow of Henry “Buddy” Faulkner and a Catholic. She was retired.  There will be no service. Southern Funeral Chapel of Houston is in charge.
[Source: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, April 20, 2006]

FELTSARMINDA PEMBERTON  55, Lancing.  Preceded by parents: Dean and Martha Joyner Pemberton. Sisters: Mrs. B.C. Zarecor, Mrs. Charles Kreis; brothers, Palmer, Ralph, Joe, Richard and J.D. Pemberton. Burial in Wartburg Cemetery. [Morgan County News dated 11/18/1965]

FELTS, HERSHEL  85 of Dandridge, formerly of Lancing, died March 12, 1988. Preceded by wife Arminda Pemberton Felts;  foster brother, Perry Neal. Interment in Wartburg Cemetery. [Morgan County News]

FILYAW, DAVID BRISON, 74, of Oakdale, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, in Roane Medical Center, Harriman. A U.S. Army veteran, he was of the Baptist faith. He worked as a driller for Elmo Greer Construction Co. for several years. He was preceded in death by sons, James Alan Filyaw and Gregory David Filyaw; and parents, James and Willie Mae Filyaw.Survivors include wife, Geneva Filyaw of Oakdale; daughters and son-in-law, Myra Kay Hart of Oakdale and Starla and James Parker of Harriman; sons, Phillip Filyaw of Oakdale and Daniel Lee Filyaw of Shelbyville, Ky.; 14 grandchildren, including special grandson Josh Lee Neal of Harriman; 11 great-grandchildren; and daughters-in-law, Brenda Filyaw, Dawn Filyaw and June Filyaw, all of Harriman.Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, in Evans Mortuary chapel, Rockwood, with Pastor Bobby Lee officiating. Graveside service and burial were at Roane Memorial Gardens, Rockwood. [Roane County News]

FINE, EARL MANNING, JR. – age 49, of Bud Smith Road, Oakdale, passed away August 23, 2000.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, member of the National Honor Society and Phi Beta Kappa and a graduate of Midway High School.  Preceded in death by father, Earl M. Fine, Sr.; brother, John (Bear) Fine; sister, Paulette Ramsey Parks. Survived by: wife, Carol Jean Fine of Oakdale; son, Jason Manning Fine of Knoxville; step daughter, Vickie Yvonne Cisson and husband James M. of Oakdale; step son, Ashley Dwayne Bingham of Oakdale; grandchildren, Amanda Dawn Cisson, Michael Craig Cisson, Katie Michelle McClure, Chelsey Dawn McClure, Courtney Hope McClure, and Chandler Manning Fine; mother, Nellie Fine of Kingston; brother, Ronald Ramsey Fine of Kingston; sisters, Kathy Gallaher of Kingston and Darlene Anderson of Newport News, Virginia; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Interment  in the Pine Orchard Cemetery with full military honors by
Roane Volunteer Honor Guard. [Knoxville News Sentinal]

FINKS, ALBERT HARLAN, age 65 of Gainsville, Georgia, formerly of Coalfield, passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 after a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Finks; Parents, Luther and Chrystal Finks and Grandparents, all of Coalfield. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law,  Ronald and Connie Finks of Murrayville, GA ; Gary and Teresa Finks of Murrayville, GA ., Steve and Lorrie Finks of Marietta, GA ,. Larry and Juanita Finks of Coalfield;  Five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren;  Two sisters, Ann Wilkie of Wartburg and Barbara Houts of Dunlap, TN.  The family will receive friends Friday, January 14, 2005 from 6-9 pm at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg. Funeral Services and burial will be held in Trenton, Georgia on Saturday.  [Schubert Funeral Home]

FINKS, LUTHER, 83, Harriman, formerly of the Coal Hill Community, died Sunday evening March 19, 2000 in Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge following a lengthy illness.  He was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church for many years.  He was preceded in death by his first wife Chrystal Futtrell Finks; two brothers, Carl and Jim; and one sister Christine.  He is survived by his wife of 51 years Area Marie Finks; one son and daughtger-in-law Albert Harland and Bertha Finks of Trenton, Ga.; two daughters and sons-in-law Anna and Charles Wilkie of Wartburg and Barbara and Cecil Hauts of Signal Mountain: two step-sons and daughters-in-law Boyd Lackey of Ringgold, Ga., and Lloyd and Emma Lackey of Harian, Ga.; one sister Loretta Murray of Decatur; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of ther relatives and friends.  The family received friends Wednesday, March 22, 2000 from 6 to 8:30 in Davis Funeral Home, Harriman.  Funeral services followed with Rev. Garvan Walls and Rev. Keith Price officiating.  Graveside services were held Thursday at 11 a. m. in Mount Pisgah Cemetery.  Davis Funeral Home, Harriman, was in charge of the arrangements.  [Morgan County News]

FLEMING, LEGRETTA JEAN “JEANIE”, age 55 of Morgan County, passed away Monday, July 13, 2009 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Jeanie loved attending church and had a great love for music. Her favorite song was “Amazing Grace”. She attended Calvary Baptist Church for many years and most recently, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Coalfield. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bobby and Ella Mae Seiber; her Grandparents, John and Mary Seiber. She is survived by a very loving family including her special “Second Mom” Sally Lively and husband, A.Y. of Petros; Sister, Amy Breeden and husband, Matthew of Karns; Brother, Gary Lively and wife, Stephanie of Petros; Two Nieces, Kristin and Tabatha Lively;Special Cousins, Midge Crowe and husband, Tony of Coalfield, Mary Sewell and husband, Joe of Coalfield, Trula Seiber of Oliver Springs; Two Uncles, William Seiber and wife Kathy of New River and Pless Seiber of Powell;Special friends, Cindy Littlejohn and Millie Malone; And a host of other family members and friends.The family will receive friends Thursday evening, July 16, 2009 from 6-8:oo pm at Jackson-Oliver Mortuary in Oliver Springs. The funeral service will begin at 8 pm with Brother John Seiber officiating. A graveside service will be held on Friday morning, 11 am in the Seiber Family Cemetery, New River. Jackson-Oliver Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. [Jackson-Oliver Mortuary]

FODOR, HELEN VARGA 74, of Fla., died Dec. 10, 1996. Preceded by parents, Mr. & Mrs. Sam Varga of Deer Lodge. brothers, Elmer and Joe.  Survived by sister, Isabelle Sanders and brother, Alex Varga..Burial in Inverness, Fla. [Morgan County News]


FORD,  GEORGE TOMMY JR. 25, of Wartburg, died Dec. 15, 1996.  Survivors:  father and step-mother, George and Anita Ford, Sr.; mother, and step-father, Cathy Rains and Jimmy; sister, Denise and husband Jeff Hall; companion, Tonya Laymance; children Josh and Shane; grandparents, Edward and Carol Lamay. Interment in Albertson Cemetery,  Sunbright.  [Morgan County News]

FORD, LENA ALTA–June 26, 1913 – Dec. 30, 2001
Lena Alta Ford, 88, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 30, 2001. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 2, 2002  from the chapel of Crossville Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., with burial in Oak Hill Baptist Cemetery. The Rev. Hank Jones officiated. Mrs. Ford was born June 26, 1913, in Morgan County, TN, the daughter of Woodson and Callie McCormick Taylor. She was a school teacher for 39 years. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Wilma L. and Boyd Raper of Crossville; sisters and brother-in-law, Amy Burnett, and Ruth and Charles Douglas; granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Beth and Troy Selby of Crossville and Leann and Alan Burns of Atlanta, GA; great-granddaughters, Kaylee Selby and Paige Selby; nieces, Ruth Ann Calahan, Shannon Bryant and Betty Jo Gentry; and nephew, Bill Douglas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Woodson and Callie Taylor; her husband, Clell Ford; infant daughter, Sue Ann Ford; and sisters, Wilma Taylor and Edna Carey. Pallbearers were Bill Douglas, Scott Douglas, Troy Selby, Alan Burns, Gene Parsons and Daryl Beard. Crossville Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory was in charge of the arrangements.  [Crossville Chronicle]

FORRESTER, JOHN B., 58, died suddenly at his home, 404 West Douglas street, early today. He had been in ill health for several months.  Funeral services will be conducted at the Walker mortuary, West Main street, at 2:30 o’clock Sunday.  Rev. Aubrey P. White, pastor of First Baptist church, will conduct the services.  The body will be taken to Sunbright, Tenn.for interment.  Friends may call at the funeral home.   Mr. Forrester was born at Burrville, Tenn., April 10, 1881.  He was united in marriage in 1914 to Catherine De Marcus, who passed away 15 years ago.  He is survived by three children, Mrs. Ruth Daterman, Billy and Virginia Forrester, all of Freeport.  An infant daughter preceded him  in death.  There are two sisters, four brothers and a grandchild surviving.  Mr. Forrester was employed by the Stover Manufacturing and Engine Co.
[Source:  Freeport Journal Standard, Freeport, Illinois; January  13, 1940]

FOSTER, ADAM ‘DUDE’, 72, of Coalfield, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 in Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge. Born April 30, 1933, in Devonia, he lived most of his life in Morgan, Roane and Anderson counties. He had worked for many years at various sawmills in this area. He was preceded in death by parents, Richard Guy Foster and Ola Mae Daugherty Foster; brother, James William Patterson; and sisters, Dolia Foster and Verda Foster. Survivors include caretaker and companion, Helen Aslinger and son David Jr. of Coalfield; daughter and son-in-law, Jeanie and Paul Swanger of Petros; sons, Randy Foster and Robby Foster, both of Petros; brothers, John Foster of Devonia and Earl Foster of Wartburg; sisters, Zola Keathley of Coalfield and Barbara West of Oliver Springs; several grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Sharp Funeral Home, Oliver Springs. Funeral service will follow in the chapel, with the Rev. Tim Ruppe and the Rev. James Foster officiating. Graveside service and burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Bray Cemetery, Briceville. [Roane County News]

FOSTER, MRS. DELLA, of Petros passed away November 21, 2008 at her home. She fought a courageous battle with cancer. She was a lifelong member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Petros. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Robin Foster.  She’s also preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy and Herbert Hunter  and brothers Frank Watson and Verlin Hunter and sister, Dollie Everett and three infant sisters. She is survived by daughter, Carol and Wayne Hensley, sons, Frank and Marilyn Foster, Jeff and Karen Foster, Robby and Tina Foster. Grandchildren, Kristy, Adam, James, Brandon, Robin, Alisha, and Jordan. Great-grandchildren, Taylor, Dakota, Kane, Emily and Ava. Sister, Katherine and John Wilson, brother, Jr. and Elaine Hunter and Don Hunter. Special friends Betty Woods and Joe Watson. Family will receive friends Monday, November 24, 2008 at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, at the Church of God of Prophecy, November 25, 2008 at  2:00 pm. visitation will be available from 10 to 12 with Rev. Stuart Sloan officiating with interment following.  [Schubert Funeral Home]


FOSTER, MR. ROBIN – age 66, of Petros, reached out and took God’s hand for his journey home on Monday, October 22, 2001. He was originally from Scott County and was a faithful member of Petros Church of God of Prophecy. His father, Melvin Foster and mother, Alma Stepp Foster and brothers, Gene and Grady; half-brothers, Loyd, Charlie Ray, Willard and Sambo; half-sisters, Ruby, Juanita and Margaret, went on before. He leaves behind to carry on, his loving wife of 45 years, Della Hunter Foster; four children, Frank and wife, Marilyn Foster, Carol and husband, Wayne Hensley, Jeff and wife, Karen Foster, and Robby and wife, Tina Foster, all of Petros. His loving seven grandchildren, Kristy and husband Shane Ogle, Adam Foster, James Foster, Brandon Foster, Robin Hensley, Alisha Vann and Jordan Foster, all of Petros. His pride and joy, great-grandchildren, Taylor and Dakota and step great-grandchild, Morgan. He also leaves behind lots of nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, October 23, 2001, from 6-8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. The body will lie in state on Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. at the Church of God of Prophecy in Petros. The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. with Rev. Stuart Sloan officiating. Interment will follow in Petros Cemetery. [Knoxville News Sentinal]

FOSTER, STEVE., age 36 of the Glades Community, passed away Thursday morning December 14, 2006. He was preceded in death by his father, Lester Foster Jr.; grandparents: Morris and Marie Foster, Lizza Rena Owens, and James Sparks; brother-in-law, Billy Dishman and several uncles. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Linda Foster; Children: Ashley and Dekota (Cody) Foster; Mother, Rebecca Myers and her husband, Jerry of Nydeck; Sister: Melissa Hill of Nydeck; Mother and father-in-law: Ray and Ruby Dishman; Nephews: Nathan Strunk, Anthony Dishman, Keaton Dishman, Chad Shadoan, and Coty Younce; Nieces: Melissa Dishman and Afton Younce; Brothers-in-law: Rodney Dishman and Richard and wife, Melissa of Nydeck. The family will receive friends Saturday, December 16th from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Sunbright. Funeral services will follow at 7:30 p.m. with Bro. Curtis Terry officiating. A graveside service will be held Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. in the Black Creek Crossroads Cemetery. [Schubert Funeral Home]

FOSTER, VERGIE E.  (BOSHEARS)   82, of Wartburg, died, July 1, 1998.  Preceded by husband, Alvin T. Foster; grandson, Donnie Lively;  granddaughter, Angie Foster;  parents, Frank and Lillie Ruffner Boshears; sisters Lavona Davis, Vera Eastridge and Iwada Simmons.  Survivors:  daughter, Vickie and husband Jimmy Lively; sons, James F and wife Dean; Archie T. Foster and Charles and Shirley Foster; sister, Frankie Boshears; 8 grandchildren; 2 g-grandchildren.   Interment in Anderson Memorial Gardens. [Morgan County News]

FOSTER,  WILLIAM ISAAC, 76, Boswell Chapel Community died in Crossville.  He was a native of Scott Co.  Survivors: wife, Eva Foster; sons, Carl, Ralph, Mason and Marshall Foster; daughters; Berda Foster and Marie Hugett; step-daughters,  Lillian Lindsay and Beatrice Simmons. 9 grandchildren and 4 step-grand-children. Burial in Black Creek Cemetery, Scott Co. [Morgan County News]

FOWLER, BESSIE  81, of Deer Lodge, died July 29, 1988.  Preceded by husband, Charlie Fowler and one sister and two brothers.  Survivors:  daughters, Ruby Brown, Ruth Taylor, Ruth Taylor and Doris Hurst and Maezell Tompkins. 11 grandchildren and 7 g-grandchildren; sister Maggie Kennedy. Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery. [Morgan County News]

FOWLER, JANICE C. (HOOVER), 53, Deer Lodge, passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005 in Jamestown Regional Medical Center. She attended the Bible Holiness Missionary Church, Jamestown. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Juanita Pennycuff Hoover; infant sister, Patricia Hoover; sister, Tonya Epperson; and brothers, Lannie and Roger Hoover. She is survived by husband, Jerry Fowler of Deer Lodge; son, Anthony; step-son, Jeremy Fowler; step-daughter, Tiffany Fowler; brothers, Larry and wife Geneva Hoover of Jamestown, Michael and wife Denise Hoover of Jamestown, Keith and Evelyn Hoover of Grimsley and Donald Hoover of Chattanooga; and sister, Deborah and Gary Jones of Chatsworth, Ga. The family will receive friends Saturday evening, Nov. 26, 2005 in Schubert Funeral Home, Sunbright, from 6 to 8 p.m. EST. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. in Schubert Funeral Home Chapel, Sunbright, with Bro. Arthur Nance, Jr. and Bro. Chester Rose officiating. Interment will be in the Adams Hill Cemetery.  [Roane County News]

FOWLER, LEON, (Tom)  63, of Knoxville, went to be with his Heavenly gather Sat.  Dec. 26, 1998. He was a native of Mountain Home, Ark., he had lived in the Deer Lodge Community of Morgan County from 1944 to 1954.  An Army Veteran, he was a member of American Legion Post #2 of Knoxville.  Member of Home Faith Baptist Church, where he served as a decon.  He was a retired beloved employee of American Holiday Van Lines and of Kirby Produce.  Preceded by first wife Virginia Kresconko Fowler; parents, Edgar C and Ella Scott Fowler; brother James Luther Fowler and sister Delores Mullins.  Survivors: wife Velma Fowler; sons, Michael, David and Norton; daughter, Susan Broaddus; sisters, Alice and husband Leamon Brown and Bonetta and husband Hershel Brown; brother Seril (Bud) Fowler; 10 grandchildren and 7 g-grandchildren. Entombment in Mausoleum at Greenwood Cemetery. [Morgan County News]

FOWLER, O.P. , of  Sunbright died at his home.  He is survived by his wife and daughter.  Burial in Sunbright Cemetery.
(Morgan County Press – week of July 18, 1919)

FOWLER, SERIL (BUD), 58, Wartburg, died 1/30/2000. Preceded by parents, Charlie and Ella Fowler; daughter Lucille Cooper; grandaughter, Samitha Cooper; brothers, James Luther Fowler and Leon Fowler and sister, Doris Mullins; Survivors, two sons, Jerry and wife Janice Fowler and Terry Fowler; daughter, Joyce Barnes; four grandchildren, Jeremy and Tiffany Fowler and Dwayne and Dwight Fitzgerald; sisters, Alice and husband Leamon Brown and Bonnetta and husband Hershel Brown.Burial in Union Grove Church Cemetery. [Morgan County News]

CADET SGT. ALFRED DANIEL, born; 3 July 1986 passed away; 8 December 2008.
Alfie was born in Norristown, PA and raised in Knoxville, TN. He led a charmed life of travel, competition and education. He sought meaning and understanding. He graduated from Farragut High School in 2003 where he was a member of the Admirals marching band and The Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps. He attended University of Tennessee before joining the United States Army, serving one year. He was then accepted to West Point Military Academy and was in his third year. Alfie will be missed by friends and family in so many states across America. He is survived by his parents; Billy and Dana Fox, Grandparents; Al and Nancy Wismer, Pat Buhl, Aunts and uncles; Sue Harwanko, Amy Paine, Lisa Fox, Mike Wismer, Jay Wismer and John Stafford. The family will receive friends Saturday evening, December 13, 2008, at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg, TN from 5-8:00 p.m.Funeral service will follow at 8:00 P.M. with family and friends sharing memories. Military Honors will be conferred following the funeral service at  Schubert Funeral Home. [Schubert Funeral Home]

FRANCIS, CLAYTON M.   74, Wartburg, died March 9, 1996.  He was a veteran of WW II.  Survivors: wife, Anna Mae Knight Francis; daughters, Ida and husband Mike Hurst, Carolyn and husband Eddie Walker, Nina and husband, Gary Van Norstran, Mary and husband Jerry Bell; sons, Clayton (Donnie) and wife Pam Francis, Charles Francis, Wade and Kathy Francis, Ray and Heather Francis;  brother, J. C. Francis. sisters; Amy Ruth Busy, Lillian Armes, and Margie Brown, Betty Ratliff.  17 granchildren and  nine g-grandchildren.  Interment in Armes Chapel Cemetery.  [Morgan County News]

FRANCISMARLEY L., 58, formerly of Pine Orchard Community, died, 3/19/1965 in Florida. He was the son of the late John and Annie Jackson Francis.  Survivors: wife, Edith Atchley Francis; daughter, Mrs. James E. Bogartt, 2 grandchildren. Brother, Claude Francis. Burial in Maryville, Tn.  [Morgan County News dated 3/25/1965]

FRANCIS, ROY, 31, grocer and coal mine operator, died Sunday morning at Rockwood Hospital after a short illness. Death was attributed to a heart attack.  Survivors include the widow; two sons, James E. & Charles Lee Francis; two brothers, Robert Francis and Raymond Francis, Oakdale and two sisters, Mrs. Rose Tidwell, Wartburg and Miss Lillie Francis of Oakdale. Funeral services were held at Oakdale Baptist Church with the Revs. D.H. Taylor and David Burris officiating. Burial in Liberty Cemetery.  [no dates were given, cemetery book shows a Roy Francis at Liberty Cem, died 12-10-1939]

FRANCOIS, MARGRET COOK, 65, Harriman, passed away July 14, 2003 in St. Mary’s Hospice Center in Knoxville.  Margret was born March 3, 1938 to Roy and Audrey Sexton Cook.  She attended Oakdale School where she was an outstancing basketball player.  At the age of 16 she accepted the Lord at Bethel Baptist Church.  She worked as an accountant and retired several years ago so she could return to Harriman to stay with her mother.  She was preceded in death by her father Roy W. Cook and her grandparents Leonard and Ellen Sexton and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Cook.  She is survived by one son Charles Steven Francois; her mother Audrey Sexton Cook; one brother Jim Cook and wife Mary Lou; one sister Patricia Cook Witzel and husband Maynard and several nieces and nephews.  Interment was in the Crab Orchard Cemetery in Oakdale with Rev. Ralph Mathis officiating.  Davis Funeral Home of Harriman was in charge of arrangements.  [Morgan County News]

FRASER, JOYCE ANN (STEWART), 59, Oak Ridge (formerly of Morgan County) died June 22, 2003 in the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge.  She was a 14 year employee of Krystal Restaurant and was of the Baptist faith.  She was preceded in death by her parents Carrie and John Stewart;  sister, Betty Stewart (Stamey) Blankenship; brother-in-law Earl Blankenship; and son-in-law Donald Bowlin. She is survived by children Robin Bowlin of Oakdale, Betty Jo Watson of Harriman, Sarah Fraser of Maryland and Darrell Wartson of Wartburg; granchildren Vernoica Thomason, Don Bowlin, Carrie Michelle Watson, Bobbie Sue Watson, Rhonda Watson and Faith Watson; great-grand-daughter Jacklyn Thomason; husband William Fraser; very special friend Mike Webber.  Interment in Pine Orchard Cemetery, Oakdale,  [Morgan County News]

FRASER, MAURINE DILLON, 92, was born March 3, 1915 in Lancing, and passed away peacefully on May 25, 2007. She was the last survivor of nine siblings, John, Otho, Alice, Maude, Mary, May, Violet and Elsie. Her parents were Isabel and John Dillon. Maurine was preceded in death by her loving husband of over 50 years, Dr. George Fraser. Mrs. Fraser is survived by her children, their spouses and grandchildren; daughter, Sarah Larsen, her husband, Chris Larsen and their son, David Larsen of Tucson, Az.; son, Dan Fraser, his wife Julie and their daughter, Emilie, of Victoria British Columbia; and daughter, Katy Fraser and her husband, Bob Schanilec of Danville, Ca.; in addition to her loving sister-in-law Katherine Dillon, many cousins, nieces and nephews. Maurine was a resident of Tucson since 1949. Prior to that she obtained her Masters Degree and was a practicing nutritionist in New Orleans where she met and married George Fraser. A private memorial service is planned for the family. A celebration of her life for friends and family will take place on June 23, 2007 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Please call Sarah Larsen at 882-7180 for further details on the celebration. In lieu of flowers, if you’d like to give a gift in honor of Maurine’s life please send a donation in her name to one or more of the following organizations: St Mark’s Presbyterian Church, 3809 East Third Street, Tucson, Arizona 85716 and/or Tucson Medical Center Hospice. [Roane County News]

FREELS, CONLEY HAROLD – age 61, of Sunbright, Tenn., passed away  October 18, 2000.  He was peceded in death by father, Fulton Freels; mother, Virgie Mae Norris an sister-in-law, Kay Freels, all of Sunbright. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Hughett) Freels; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Sheila Freels; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Troy Seabolt, all of Sunbright; five very special and loved grandchildren, Sissy Davenport, Shalenia Freels, Jacob Freels, Tyler Seabolt and Noah Freels,  brothers, Roy Freels, Omer and wife Bonnie Freels, Dale Norris and Ronnie Norris, all of Sunbright, sisters, Charlotte and husband Ira Griffith of Vermilion, Ohio, and Josie and husband David Eldridge of Sunbright; several nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives. Interment will follow in Sunbright Cemetery.  [Morgan County News]

FREELS, DOROTHY HELEN MAXWELL – age 76, of Oakdale passed away Saturday May 7, 2005 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. She was preceded in death by Husband, John B. Freels; brothers, Coleman, Hollis & Willard Maxwell; sisters, Lucy Fink & Geneva Bray. She was a member of Boswell Chapel Baptist Church & a devoted mother who always showed love & compassion for her family & friends. Survivors: daughters, Joan O’Dell & husband Hugh of Pine Orchard, Donna Lindsey of Oakdale; son, John Freels & wife Barbara of Oakdale; sister, Marilyn Daniels of Rockwood; brother, Alton Maxwell & wife Mary of Kingston; grandchildren, Christy Powers, Brent O’Dell, Troy O’Dell, Shaina O’Dell, Michael Freels; step granddaughter, Sonia Sidlauskas; great grandson, Issac Powers; step great granddaughter, Nicole Gerber; a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral 8:00 PM Monday at Kyker Funeral Home Chapel in Harriman with Rev James Phillips officiating. Interment 2 PM Tuesday Jonesville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Monday at Kyker Funeral Home. [Kyker Funeral Home]

FREELS, MAGNUS, 54, of 1212 Virginia died at 6:10 a.m. Saturday in St. Rita’s Hospital. Born Oct. 5,1918, in Lancing, Tenn., he was the son of Monroe Freels and Rachael Stringfield Payne. He was married to Laura Mae McCoy and she survives. Also surviving are a son, Roger of 1212 Virginia; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Wanda) Phillips of 269 S. Roberts; his mother, 3364 Allentown Rd., a sister, Mrs. Ivarine Monfort of Spencerville; two brothers, Warren of Hume and Lawrence of 3364 Allentown Rd.; and four grandchildren. He was a truck driver for ScotLad Foods and member of the Teamsters Union. Friends may call noon until 9 p.m. today at Chiles and Sons-Laman, West Wayne Street Chapel. Services will be 2 p.m.Tuesday in Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg,Tenn.,with burial in Lane Cemetery, Lancing, Tenn.
Source: Lima News, Lima, Ohio, April 8, 1973

FREELS, W. DUDLEY– of Sunbright, Tenn. – a Morgan County commissioner and Head Start chairman – died Wednesday at Methodist Medical Center in OakRidge. He was 71. Mr. Freels, a longtime public servant to his community, spent 20 years working as both chief of Sunbright’s volunteer fire department and property(assessor for Morgan County. At the time of his death, he was serving as as county commissioner from the 5th District and as chairman of Morgan County Head Start. Mr. Freels was a member of Sunbright United Methodist Church, New Faith Lodge 768 and a 32nd degree Mason. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Lucy Human Freels, his wife, Norma Nitzschke Freels, and a brother, R.D. Freels. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Janett and Joe Dan Galloway; a foster daughter, Torchie L’Italian of El Chaon, Calif.; grandchildren Sean and Julie Galloway; brothers J.L. and Charles Freels, both of Michigan, Frank, (H.M. and Paul Freels, all of Tennessee, and Joe Freels of Missouri; and a sister, Betty Rogers of Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at Sunbright Methodist Church. Mr. Freels will be buried in the Sunbright community cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Schubert Funeral Home. (Knoxville News Sentinal, Aug 25, 1995, P.A15)  [submitted]

FREELSEMMAGENE OPAL,  formerly of Sunbright died in Oregon, 12/4/1965. Survivors: Enock R. Freels; sons, Earl and John Savage; daughters, Nancy Calavan, Judith Houston; step-daughters, Evelyn Adair.; brother, James Harwood and Ray Harwood.
Burial in Oregon.  [Morgan County News dated 12/30/1965]

FREELS, EVERETT R.,  59 of Lancing died, Feb. 7. 1992 in the V.A. Hospital in Murfreesboro. He was a veteran of the Korean Was. Survivors include sisters, Virginia Norris of Lancing; Geneva Davis of Quiceck, Tn., brothers, Earl Freels, Oregon; and Lloyd Freels of Lancing. Burial in Wartburg Cemetery.    (Morgan County News)

FREELS, GARY LYNN, died unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004.  He was born March 3, 1947, in Harriman. He was preceded in death by father, John R. Freels; brother, John Raymond Freels; and sister, Violet Wilson. Survivors include daughter, Lisa Carter of Wartburg; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Tina Freels of Wartburg; grandchildren, Bailey Carter and Lindsay Freels; mother, Rosa Freels Hicks of Wartburg; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Brenda Freels of Lenoir City; and sister and brother-in-law, Rema and Bud Summers of Illinois. Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, in Schubert Funeral Home chapel, Wartburg, with the Rev. Dennis Jarnigan officiating. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, in Morgan Memorial Gardens, Wartburg.  [Roane County News]

FREELS, HAIDEE CARR,  94,  passed away on June 6, 2003 in Dayton, Ohio.  She was born Haidee Undine jones, Aug. 31, 1908 in Trousdale Co. Her husband, Maurice Freels of Morgan County and her parents, W.T. and Neiomee Bell Carr of Hartsville preceded her in death.  She was a member of the Centerville Church of Christ and was employed as a Seamstress for over 60 years.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law William and Cleta Freels of Kettering, Ohio;  two grandchildren Kimberly Freels Stevens and Tim Freels of Dayton; four great-grandchildren. Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home is serving the family and she will rest at Lane Cemetery in Morgan County to await our Lord.  [Morgan County News]

FREELSIRA STEEL,  born in Morgan County, 11/9/1909, died 3/25/1965. Survivors:  mother, Dora Freels; sisters, Georgia Wymer and Lela Hamby. brother, Benton Freels. Father was the late William Riley Freels. [Morgan County News]

FREELS, MR. JAMES ALLEN, age 61 of Sunbright, passed away Friday May 21, 2010 at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, TN. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Boiler Maker Union Local# 453. He was preceded in death by his mother; Lydia Esther Freels, brother; John Russell Freels Jr. He is survived by his father; John Russell Freels Sr. of Sunbright,TN, Sister; Janice and husband Cordell Robbins of Sunbright, Daughters; Amanda and husband Chris Phillips of Clarkrange, TN, Julie Freels and Jennifer Freels of Lancing, TN granddaughters; Kathyn and Kelsey Phillips of Lancing, TN. Also several nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends Sunday, May 23, 2010 at Schubert Funeral Home in Sunbright from 3-4:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 4:00 with Bro. Herb Judkins officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Sunbright, TN [Schubert Funeral Home]

FREELS, MR JOHN RUSSELL, JR., age 65 of Oneida, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2009 in the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was a 1961 graduate of Sunbright High School and a 1966 Graduate of Tennessee Tech. He was employed by the Soil Conservation Service in Oneida until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting and being around his family and friends and especially his grandkids. He will be greatly missed.  He was preceded in death by an infant son, Patrick Russell Freels, and his mother, Esther Tompkins Freels.  He is survived by his children: Katrina Gayle Hurtt and husband, Trevor Glenn; Joseph Ryan Freels and wife, Alice Marie Shannon Freels of Sunbright; and Jason Freels of Sunbright; his grandchildren who loved
him very much and who looked forward to getting suckers: Haley Hannah and Hayden Hurtt, and John and Shannon Freels; father, John Russell Freels of Sunbright; brother, James Alan Freels of Sunbright; sister, Janice Kaye Robbins and husband, Cordell of Sunbright; and a host of nieces and nephews.The family will receive Thursday evening, January 8th, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Sunbright. A funeral service will follow at 8:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.  [   Schubert Funeral Home]

FREELS, LYDIA ESTHER TOMPKINS, 80, Sunbright passed away Friday Oct. 31, 2003 in the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. She was preceded in death by her sister, Alice Mae York; brothers, Hobert Tompkins and Hollis Tompkins; and parents Robert and Roisa Voiles Tompkins.  She is survived by her husband of 60 years, John Russell Freels of Sunbright; duaghter, Janice Robbins of Sunbright; sons, James Allen Freels of Sunbright and John Russell Freels, Jr. of Oneida; sister Lena Voiles of Dauton, Ohio; and eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Graveside services were in Pleasant Ridge Church Cemetery.  [Morgan County News]

FREELSJOE EDWARD,   74, Mill Creek Community died 5/24/1965. Survivors: wife, Lucy Human Freels; sons, J.L., Charles, Joe Jr., H.M., Frank, R.D., W. Dudley, and Paul Freels. daughter, Betty Rogers; 17 grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Alex Taylor, Josie Solomon and Mrs. Luther Rankin. Burial in Sunbright Cemetery.  [Morgan County News dated, 5/27/1965]

FREELS,  J. L.,  81, Livonia, Mich., formerly of Sunbright, died Oct. 29, 1998. He was born in Alcoa June 17, 1917.
Preceded by daughter, Clara Ruth; parents, Joe and Lucy Freels and brothers, R. D. and Dudley Freels.  Survivors, wife,
Ruby Brown Freels; four sons, Bruce (Linda), Jerry, (Sherri), Dale (Sandy) and Danny; 10 grandchildren and 2
great-grandchildren; four brothers, Charles (Bonnie), Joe, Naomi), H.M. (Ruby), and Paul (Helen); and sister Betty (Bob).
Burial in Sunbright Cemetery.  [Morgan County News]
FREELS, RUBY THELMA BROWN, 88, Plymouth, Michigan, formerly of Sunbright, died March 17, 2001.  Preceded by husband J. L. Freels and daughter, Clara Ruth Freels.  Survivors: four sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Linda Freels, Jerry and Sherri Freels, Dale and Sandy Freels and Danny Freels; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one brother, T. H. Brown of Harriman and four sisters, Marie Human of Baltimore, Md., and Rebah Fiel, Ruth Brown and Winifred Ewan all of Harriman, Tn.
Burial in Sunbright Cemetery.  [Morgan County News]
Note: Re

FREELS, KATIE CHARLOTTA,  (Lottie) – born Oct. 22,1912 in Cumberland Co. as (given name) Kendrick – died Jan. 21, 1967 in Oakdale of ALS (Lou Gerings Disease). w/o J. Henry Freels.
Children: Harvey Simpson, Jr./ wife Betty of Harriman; John Billy Freels/wife Dorothy of Oakdale; Barbara Trail/husband Pete of Jefferson City; Homer Jackson Freels/wife Josephine of Crossville; Margaret Humphrey/ husband David of Oakdale; Michael Freels; Charlotte Freels of Oakdale.
FREELS, ELLA MAE,- born May 1, 1887- died May 1, 1910 in Lancing of typhoid fever.
w/o J. Henry Freels. Ella May is burried at Wartburg Cemetary.
FREELS, MILDRED FAYE,– born April 3, 1910- died June 1910 in Lancing, cause unknown
daughter of John Henry and Ella May Freels. Child is burried beside mother. (burial in Wartburg Cemetery)
FREELS, JOHN BILLY (JB), of Oakdale, born Feb. 6, 1931-died Feb. 6, 1989 -cause of death ALS (Lou Gerings Disease)
wife Dorothy (Maxwell); children- John Allen, Joan Alice, Donna Sue
Submitted by Michelle Dyer

FREELS,   KERMIT C. SR. , 67, of East Sunbright passed away August 6, 1978.  He was the son of the late Edward Freels and the late Julia England Freels.Three brothers and six sisters preceded him in  death. Survived by his wife, Oma Lewallen Freels; one son, Kermit C. Freels Jr; four grandaughters; Sherrie, Susan and Pam Freels  and Mrs. Robert (Kath) Green of Iowa; two sisters, Cassie Bertram of Sunbright and Mrs. Bessie Kelly of Harriman.  Interment in Sunbright Cemetery. Pall bearers were Clyde Lindsay, Sam Walker, Havil Davis, Larry Duncan Wilfred Bishop  and Wilfred Kelly.
(Morgan County News dated Aug., 10, 1978)

FREELS,    K. C.,  JR. , 46,  died June 10, 1982.  He was the son of the late Kermit C., Freels, Sr and was born April 16, 1936 at the Freel’s homeplace on White Oak Creek in Sunbright.  Survivors: mother, Oma Lewallen Freels; daughters, Kathryn Greene, Sherry Byrd, Suzanne and Pamela Freels.  Burial in Sunbright Cemetery. [Morgan County News]


FREELS,  MARGARET JOHNSON – age 93, of Jefferson City (formerly of Sunbright) passed away December 21, 2000 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Jefferson City. Mrs. Freels was a member of The First Baptist Church of Sunbright and a long-time teacher and member of the Ladies Sunday school class. Professionally,she had served as a teacher in the schools of Knox County and Morgan County for forty-one years. Shewas preceded in death by her parents, Rufus Cornelius Johnson and Nell Bearden Johnson; husband, Edward T. Freels, Sr.; brothers, John Johnson, Herbert Frank Johnson, George Coley Johnson and James William Johnson. Survivors:  son, Edward T. Freels, Jr. of Jefferson City;  grandsons, William Edward Freels of Kernersville, NC and Russell Freels; granddaughter, Anne Marie Graves of Sevierville; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Keil Johnson of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Bessie Kelley of Harriman; several nieces and nephews. Interment  at The Sunbright Cemetery in Sunbright  [Knoxville News Sentinal]

FREELSMAURICE, 73, Wartburg, died, Dec. 18, 1998 in the Roane Medical Center, Harriman. He was a member of Boswell Chapel Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.  Preceded by parents, Clifford and Melissa Miller Freels; brother Wendell Freels; sisters, Kathryn Albritton and Opal Wilson.  Survivors:  brother, Estell Freels; sisters, Faye Byrge, Audrey Goss, Georgia Ooten, Oma Kaizar and Jean Combs.  Burial in Lane Cemetery, Lancing.  [Morgan County News]

FREELSMONROE T.,  68 of Lancing, died Jan. 4, 1959. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are: four brother, Jess, Enoch, Earl and Reid, all of Lancing; 4 children-all of Ohio; one step-daughter, Mrs. Clayton Rich of Ohio.  Burial in Lane Cemetery.   [Morgan County News dated 1/15/1959]
William E. Spears of Harriman, driver of a truck which struck and killed Monroe Freels, 67, on Hwy. 27 near Wartburg the night of Jan., 4, was cleared of an involuntaruy manslaughter charge on Jan 12. The charge against Spears was dismissed after investigating officers termed the accident ‘unavoidable.’ Spears told Hwy Patrol officers that Freels walked in front of his truck.  (Morgan County News)

FREELS,  NORMA N., 70, of Sunbright, died August, 3,. 1995. She was the fourth child of John and Isbell Anderson Nitzxche.
She became the bride of W. Dudley Freels, Jan. 1948.  Survivors: daughter, Janett, wife of Joe Dan Galloway and grandchildren, Sean and Julie Galloway, and foster daughter, Torchie L’Italian. Also sisters, Lola & T.L. Henry, Carlene Baumstark, Harold and Josephine Nitzschke, Evelyn and Roger Galloway and Pauline and Harvey Sumner.  Interment in Sunbright Cemetery.  (Morgan County News)

FREELSRODDY,  81, of Sunbright, died Feb 13, 1996.  Preceded by parents; Allison and Rebecca Freels, brothers, Lonnis, Clifford, Ray, Odell and Houston Freels; sister, Mary Belcher. Burial in Lane Cemetery. [Morgan County News]

FREELS, RUBY A. MAYES, 81, Speedwell, Tenn., formerly of Morgan County, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2002.  She was born Oct. 1, 1920 and was of the Baptist faith.  She was preceded in death by her parents James and Bertha Mayes; husband Warren Freels and son Terry Freels.  She is survived by sons and daughters, Warren A. Freels of Mendon, Ohio, Jerry Freels of New Bremen, Ohio, Roy Freels of Harrod, Ohio, Marvin Freels of Speedwell, Tenn., Katheryn (Trish) Barnes of Venedocia, Ohio and Wilma Money of Hull, Ga.; and 22 grandchildren and 25 great-grand-children.  The family received friends Tuesday, March 19, 2002 from 1 to 8 p.m. in Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg Chapel with the Rev. Reed Harmon and Rev. Tom Mooty officiating.  Interment followed in Lane Cemetery, Lancing.  [Morgan County News]

LAFAYETTE — Terry Edward Freels, 10-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Freels, Route 2, died at 8:25 a. m. Wednesday in St. Rita’s Hospital. Lima. He had suffered from a heart ailment since birth, March 25, 1954. In addition to the parents, he is survived by two brothers, Alvin and Jerry, and two sisters, Wilma and Katherine, all at home; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Harley Payne. 409 W. Wayne St., Lima; the paternal grandfather, Monroe Freels, Lancing, Tenn.; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Mays, Lancing, Tenn. The body will be removed from the Chiles & Son Funeral Home, Lima, to the Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg, Tenn., for services at a time to be announced. Burial will be in Lane Cemetery, Lancing.
[Source: The Lima News, Lima, Ohio, 1/26/1955]

FREELSW. DUDLEY,  71, of Sunbright, died August 23, 1995. Preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Lucy Human Freels and brother R.D. Freels. His wife, Norma Nitzschke Freels preceeded him in death just 3 weeks ago. They were married in 1948. Survivors; daughter, Jannett, the wife of Joe Dan Galloway and two granchildren, Sean and Julie Galloway. Also, brothers; J. L. and Charles of Mich., Joe of Mo., H.M., Frank and Paul of Tn; sister, Betty Rogers of Ohio; and foster daughter, Torchie L’Italian of Calif.    Burial in Sunbright Cemetery.    (Morgan County News)

FREELS, MRS. WILLIE MAE, age 82 of Cleveland, Tn., formerly of Lancing, has gone to be with her Lord and Savior on this day, October 11, 2006. She was preceded in death by her late husband; Clifford Freels, daughter; Virginia Freels and son; Wendell Freels.She is survived by 5 daughters and 2 step-daughters: Brenda Adams of Chestnut Ridge, Georgia OOten of Cleveland, Jean Combs of Dayton, Ohio, Omie Kazar of Florence, Miss. and Deborah Freels of Sylvia, NC, Faye Byrge, of Wartburg, Dove Goss, Harriman, TN.Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Pallbearers are James ooten, Ernest Zumstein, Toby Zumstein, Joe Roy Zumstein, Greg Gaskin and Freddie Taylor.The family will receive friends Thursday 6 to 8 PM at Schubert Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 8 PM with Rev. Buster Armes officiating.Graveside services will be Friday 11 AM in the Lane Cemetery.

FREELSWILLIAM,  71, died Sept., 20, 1972.  He was the son of the late Allison and Beckie Taylor Freels. Surviving are his wife, Maxine Freels; three sons, Estel of Ohio, Maurice of Sunbright, and Wendell of Fla..; seven daughters, Catherine Albritton and Dove Goss of Harriman; Opal Wilson  and Faye Byrge of Miss.; and Debra Freels of Sunbright; 33 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are four brothers, Lonnie and Roddie of Sunbright, and Odell and Houston of Miss. Burial in Clear Creek Cemetery.    (Morgan County News)

FREEMAN, LINDA KAY,  29 of Sunbright, died in an automobile accident.. Survivors: husband, Dennis Freeman; sons,  Troy, Rusty and Derrick Clary; parents, Mr. & Mrs. M. L. Linthicum of Wartburg; brother, Donals Linthicum; sisters, Ernestine Sullivan and Diane Linthicum; grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. John F. Sexton and M. L. Linthicum.  Interment was in San Angelo. Texas.  [Morgan County News-dated, 4/29/1982]

FREEMANIRENE  88, Coalfield, died, Jan. 12, 1999.  She was born in Knox Co. Ky., Jan 17, 1911. Preceded by parents, Samuel Francis and Dinnie Ritchie Francis and husband, Ralph Freeman.  Survivors, daughter, Helen French; sons, R.J. Freeman and wife Mattie, Archie Freeman and wife Otella and Howard Freeman and wife Frances; 9 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Edna D. Caddell. Burial in Estes Cemetery, Coalfield.  [Morgan County News]

FREEZA, MRS. PEGGY, age 65, passed away April 29, 2010 at her home in Wartburg, TN. Peggy was born in Camp Lejune, North Carolina and attended school in Victoria Park California as well as UCLA. Following school, Peggy served in the US Navy with honorable discharge. She was an accomplished musician and singer with a great love for dancing. She enjoyed playing cards, cooking, and bowling, and her pets, Augustus and Prince. Peggy was a dedicated and long time employee with Emory Valley Center, and had a great compassion for special needs. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Nadine McHaffie of Indiana. She is survived by the love of her life for 37 years Erwin Angelo Frezza. She has three children: Johnny Steinfelt of Portland, Oregon, currently “Iraq”, Jo Ellen Fiegel of Roseburg, Oregon, Bill and Megan Steinfelt of Resaca, Georgia; She also leaves behind 10 grandchildren; 4 great, grandchildren; a special Uncle J.D. Green of Sterling Heights, MI and Aunt Barbara Kelly of California. Peggy had many, many friends that she loved and a husband who adored her. “Peggy was the best wife I ever had” Love Always Your Ed.The family will receive friends Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services will follow at 8:00 p.m. with Bro. Josh Lowe officiating. A graveside service will be held Sunday, May 2nd at 2:00 p.m. in the Union Church Cemetery. [Schubert Funeral Home]

FRENCH, BRENDA J.,  60, a resident of Swansea, S.C., died Monday, Sept. 13, in Greenville, Tenn.She was born Sept. 17, 1943 in Coalfield, Tenn. She has lived in Swansea for 15 years and was a member of the Saint Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church of Swansea, S.C. She was preceded in death by her father, James L.C. Maston. Survivors include her husband, George Thaxton French of Swansea, S.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Bonnie French Swansea; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Dee Sturkie of Gaston, S.C.; Michelle and Brad Johnson of Swansea; mother, Helen Wormsley Maston of Swansea; grandchildren, Eric Cobia, Tiffany Anderson, Brandi Ray, Crystal French, Steven Spires, Christopher Sturkie; great-grandchildren, Alexus Ray and Ethan Anderson; brother and sister-in-law, Dwaine and Jean Maston of Maryville; special friend, Lana Harris of Wartburg; a nephew, extended family members, and many special friends. The family will receive friends, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Culler-McAlbany Funeral Home of Swansea, S.C. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Saint Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. H. Larry Jones and the Rev. H.B. Jeffcoat officiating. Burial will follow at the Melrose Cemetery. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of all local arrangements.  In lieu of flowers the family ask that memorials be made to the Saint Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church, PO Box 119, Swansea, SC 29160.[Roane County News]

FRENCH, HOMER DAVID, 65, passed away Tuesday Jan. 15, 2002 at his home in Wartburg.  He was a veteran of the US Navy and a member of the First Baptist Church of Wartburg.  His hobbies were building watches and clocks and photography.  He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Watson French, brother, William Harley French.  He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, John and Cindy French of Kingston, daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Jim Mowery of Philadelphia, two granddaughters, Shannon French and Sarah Mowery, two sisters and brother-in-laws Mary and James Morgan of Clinton and Betty Foster of Atlanta.  The family will receive friends Friday, Jan. 18, from 6 to 7:30 p. m. at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg.  A memorial service will follow at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Tom Mooty officiating.  [Roane County News]

FREYTAG, CHERYL – of Wartburg, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2005. She was preceded in death by: one son, Williard Shields III; grandparents, Dave and Susie Freytag, and Bill and Dealie Bostain, all of Wartburg. Cheryl is survived by: her mother and father, David and Fay Freytag of Wartburg; sons, Allen Dagley and wife Kallie, of Wartburg, and Jeb Johnson and wife Mary, of LaCross, WI; daughter, Cassie Nealy of Rockwood; precious grandchildren, Dawson and Abbie Dagley, and Joshua and Juliana Johnson; brother, Wesley Freytag and wife Kathie, of Wartburg; nephews, Justin Freytag and wife, Jenny and Brandon Freytag, all of Wartburg; one special uncle, Uncle Dean Boston of Helenwood; special aunt, Libby Neal of Oakdale; great aunts, Oma Armes and Audrey Browning; great uncles, Jack and Austin Armes; and many special cousins and other relatives. Visitation Tuesday, 5 to 7p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg. Funeral services Wednesday, 11 am in the funeral home chapel with Rev Don Hunter officiating. Interment in Petros Cemetery. [Knoxville News Sentinal]

FREYTAG, DOROTHY L., 91, died at 11:53 p.m. April 10, 2010, at  her daughter’s residence in Bluffton.  She was born July 25, 1918, in Lancing, Tenn., to James Albert and  Mary M. Bronstetter Howard, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 19, 1933, she married Clifford W. Freytag, who died Jan. 2, 1984.  Mrs. Freytag, along with her husband of 50 years, raised 15 children and  numerous grandchildren and also any other child in need. She did not know a  stranger and welcomed anyone to her dinner table. She was a baptized Jehovah’s  Witness since 1968 and a member and pioneer working for the East Congregation.  She conducted 12 home Bible  studies at one time. She loved to reminisce. She enjoyed gardening,  canning, flowers and herbs. She knew everything about  flowers and vegetables. She also enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren grow up. Her final days she enjoyed living in the home of and heckling with Dick Davis. Survivors include seven sons, Robert (Barbara) Freytag, of Harrod, Albert (Lynn) Freytag, of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., Frederick (Marlene) Freytag, of  Webster Springs, W.Va., Conway (Roseann) Freytag, Harvey (Linda) Freytag, and  Gregory Freytag, all of Lima, and Curtiss Freytag, of Alger; seven daughters,  Floy King, of Alger, Brenda Minor, of Lima, Phyllis (Farrell) Welch, of Celina,  Frances Esmonde, of Lima, Leathe “Becky” (Richard) Davis, of Bluffton, Violet  (Octavio) Cruz, of Elida, and Sheila (James) Dilts; 57 grandchildren; 132  great-grandchildren; and 57 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Joyce Hall, of  Painesville; and numerous stepgrandchildren and
stepgreat-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary L. Davis; five brothers,  Reid, Harlen, Hillard, Curtis and Kenneth Howard; six sisters, Alphea Melton,  Edna Smith, Georgie Hall, Willa May Howard, Joie Cooper and Callie Blevins; three grandchildren, Tammy Hamlin, Cecil Freytag and Marty Freytag; two  great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and three sons-in-law, Gene King, Brent Esmonde and Evan Lehman. Services will begin Friday at Chiles-Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel. Elder William  Perry will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.  Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday  at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s  Witnesses.   [Copyright (c) 2010 The Lima  News]

FREYTAG, FRANK ELBERT, 69, of Wartburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, in Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge. Born July 31, 1938, in Wartburg, he was a lifelong resident of the area and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by parents, Jack and Lydia Freytag; brothers, Jackie and Larry Freytag; son, Tommy Freytag; and granddaughter, Emily Freytag. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Marie Freytag; sons and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Margaret Freytag and Kevin Freytag, all of Wartburg; daughter-in-law, Dawn Freytag of Wartburg; daughter and son-in-law, Kristy and Eugene Human of Lancing; grandchildren, Shauna Nathan, Cory Jacob, Aaron Freytag, Taylor Freytag and Samuel Freytag, all of Wartburg, Dustin Wilkie, Robert Human and Faith Human, all of Lancing; sister, Joan Farmer of Houston; sisters and brothers-in-law, Patty and David Harmon of Rockwood, Mary Jane and G.E. Moore of Wartburg and Linda and Bill Jewell of Watertown; and other family members, friends, and others whom he loved as his own children and grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29 in Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral service will follow, with the Rev. Roy Langley, the Rev. George Hollander and the Rev. David Harmon officiating. Graveside service and burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Wartburg City Cemetery. [Roane County News]

FREYTAG, JAMES (JIM) E., age 69 of Rockwood, TN, passed away on February 10, 2010. Jim was born in Wartburg, TN on June 2nd, 1940. He was employed by the Ford Motor Company in Illinois until retiring to his current home in Rockwood, TN. Jim loved fishing and boating. He enjoyed wood working and bowling.He was preceded in death by his parents: James Leon Freytag, formerly of Wartburg and Wilda Beatrice Freytag Bonner, formerly of Illinois.  He is survived by his wife, Jan Freytag of Rockwood; daughter, Tracie Freytag of Essex, Illinois; and daughter, Toni Masura and husband, Ron; grandchildren: Karen and Taylor Masura of Joliet, Illinois; brother: Wendell Eugene Freytag and wife, Jane of Sunbright; sisters: Peggy Douglas and husband, Wilbur of Camden, TN and Euna Faye Mackie and husband, Lewis of Hillsbore, OH; and numerous, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  The family will receive friends Friday, February 12th , from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services will follow at 7:30 p.m. with Bro. Joey Riggs officiating. A graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. in the Sunbright Cemetery, Sunbright, TN. [Schubert Funeral Home]

FREYTAG, LEXIE GRACE, infant daughter of Melissa Freytag of Lancing and Anthony Williams of Minnesota, passed away Wednesday May 19, 2010 at U.T. Medical Center, Knoxville. She was preceded in death by brother, Conner Shelley and grandmother, Carol Williams. She is also survived by her grandparents: J.W. and Rose Freytag of Lancing and Donald Williams of Cass Lake, MN; and several aunts and uncles.The family will receive friends, Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at
Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services will follow at 8:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Fairview Cemetery, Lancing.   [Schubert Funeral Home]

FREYTAG, SUSIE ALBERNACE HAWN, 84, passed away March 8, 2003 in the Life Care Center of Morgan County.  She was preceded in death by her husband Dave L. Freytag; parents Maynard and Mahala Francis Potter Hawn; two grandhildren, one great-grandchild; several brothers and sisters and son-in-law Estel Young.  Known to all as “Granny” she worked many years in Wartburg doing what she loved, helping others.  Granny loved her children and grandchildren deeply and never saw a stranger.  Everyone that knew this wonderful lady loved and admired her for her strength and kindness.  She will be missed.  She is survived by five sons, David and wife Faye, Billy and wife Myrle, Donald (D.C.) and wife Daisy, John (J.W.) and Randy and wife Mendy; five daughters, Mildred Young, Margie Rich and husband Chuck, Lena Vowell and husband Ralph, Rose Mary Nance and Libby Neal and husband Rex; 38 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; sister Ernestine Carr and brother Vester Hawn.  Interment in Montogomery Cemetery.  Schubert Funeral Home was in charge os arrangements.  [Morgan County News]

FREYTAG,  DAVE L.,  71, of Wartburg, died Nov. 28, 1982.  Survivors: wife Susie Hawn Freytag; sons; David, Billy, D.C., J.W. and Randy; daughters, Mildred Young, Marjorie Rich, Lena Newberry, Roise Mary Nance and Libby Neal;  38 grandchildren and 11 g-grandchildren; brothers, Lonnie and Clifford Freytag; sister, Ruth Kenney. Interment in Montgomery Cemetery.  [Morgan County News]

FREYTAG,  EMILY GAYLIN infant daughter of Tommy and Dawn Freytag died, Feb. 1, 1996.  Preceded by maternal
grandmother, Laurine Human and paternal g-grandfathers, Jack Freytag and Louis Dagley.  Survivors:  parents; brother, Jacob; grandparents, Frank and Marie Freytag and Onlee and Mary Human; g-grandparents, Lydia Freytag and Georgia Dagley.
Interment in Morgan Memorial Gardens  [Roane County News]

FREYTAG, MS. ETHEL HELEN, age 93 of Wartburg, passed away quietly at the Lifecare Center of Morgan County on February 15, 2005 after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert L. and Maude N. Freytag; Brothers, Fred, Jack, Albert Jr., Maxwell, Kenneth, William and Leon Freytag; Sister, Marjorie Dean Redmon. She is survived by a host of nieces and nephews. Affectionately known as “Miss Ethel,” she was a lifelong resident of Morgan County and was a descendant of one of the earliest settling families. She was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church in Wartburg. Miss Ethel dedicated her life to researching the history of Morgan County. She was a published author, revered local historian, and a devoted teacher of more than 40 years. The family would like to express their deep appreciation to the staff of Lifecare Center of Morgan County for being such loving caretakers to Miss Ethel during her time there. The family will receive friends Friday, Feburary 18, 2005 from 6-8 pm at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg. Funeral services will follow with Bro. Tom Mooty officiating. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, 11 am in Wartburg City Cemetery.   [Schubert Funeral Home]

FREYTAG, FLOYD EDWARD, 91, died 2/22/2000.Preceded by parents Edward C. and Clara Davis Freytag; brothers, Burton abd Rueben Freytag; sisters Marie Gronholt, Thelma Freytag and Virginia Arnold; wife Reba McDowell Freytag; son Charles Lee Freytag and daughter, Clara Lou Freytag. Survivors: son and wife, Jim and Barbara Freytag; daughter-in-law Lucy Freytag; daughter and husband Sara and Wayne Goodman; grandsons, Eddie and wife Cathy Freytag, Preston and wife Bonnie Freytag, Louie Goodman and Aaron Goodman; granddaughters, Casey and husband Duane Duncan and Gay Freytag and Felicia Goodman; great-grandsons, Mathey Freytag and Tyler, Travis and Tory Duncan. Mr. Freytag was the oldest member of the First Baptist Church, a first Sessions Judge present President of Plateau Utility District, a civic and community leader and political activist and former Warden of Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary.  (Burial place-not shown) [Morgan County News]

FREYTAG, GEORGE R.  76, better known as Buster Freytag, died April 29, 1988 in Indiana. He was born in Morgan
County, February 5, 1912.  Survived by stepson; sisters; Lois Buchanan, Jean Medlock, Viola Freytag and Faye Yaw.    [Morgan County News-no date shown]

FREYTAG,  J. C., 83, of Wartburg, died in Florida on Sept. 29, ????.    He was a veteran of WW II.  Preceded by
parents August and Bertie Langley Freytag.  Survivors:  Wife of 54 years, Theda Musell Freytag; daughter, Sandra K. Freytag and son, David and wife Ellen Freytag; three grandchildren.  Brothers, A. B. Freytag, and Roy Freytag; sister, Emma Taylor.
Burial in Wartburg Cemetery.  [Morgan County News]

FREYTAG, JAMES (JIM) E., age 69 of Rockwood, TN, passed away on February 10, 2010. Jim was born in Wartburg, TN on June 2nd, 1940. He was employed by the Ford Motor Company in Illinois until retiring to his current home in Rockwood, TN. Jim loved fishing and boating. He enjoyed wood working and bowling.He was preceded in death by his parents: James Leon Freytag, formerly of Wartburg and Wilda Beatrice Freytag Bonner, formerly of Illinois.  He is survived by his wife, Jan Freytag of Rockwood; daughter, Tracie Freytag of Essex, Illinois; and daughter, Toni Masura and husband, Ron; grandchildren: Karen and Taylor Masura of Joliet, Illinois; brother: Wendell Eugene Freytag and wife, Jane of Sunbright; sisters: Peggy Douglas and husband, Wilbur of Camden, TN and Euna Faye Mackie and husband, Lewis of Hillsbore, OH; and numerous, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  The family will receive friends Friday, February 12th , from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services will follow at 7:30 p.m. with Bro. Joey Riggs officiating. A graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. in the Sunbright Cemetery, Sunbright, TN. [Schubert Funeral Home]

 FREYTAG, JOHN DAVID 74,  formerly of Somerset, Ky died Wednesday Dec. 25, 1996 in Ocoee, Fla. He was born June 25, 1922. He was preceded in death by his parents  Nell Woolum Freytag Hughes and John David Freytag. He is survived by his wife Elaine Newby Freytag, daughters Jo Nell Freytag Scott Davis and husband Edward Mitchel Davis of Orlando Fl., grandchildren John Russell Scott and wife Shelly, Laura ElaineScott and husband Mike Burkhalter of Ocoee, great granddaughter Samantha Brett Burkhalter of Ocoee. Uncles Bart Woolum of Lancing, and Ruben Woolum of Wartburg, aunt Jean Beasley of Wartburg, and brother in law Robert Newby and wife Nora of Somerset, Ky.  Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30  in Schubert Funeral Home Chapel, Wartburg with the Rev. David Acres officiating. Internment followed in the Liberty Church Cemetery. The family received   friends Saturday evening from 6 until 8 p.m.  in Schubert Funeral Home Chapel, Wartburg.
(Submitted by Jo Nell Freytag Scott Davis)

FREYTAG,  LYDIA THOMAS 80, Wartburg, died 4/10/1999.  Preceded by husband, Jack Freytag; two infant sons, Jack Jr. and Larry Freytag; parents; George and Nora Hickey Thomas; one grandson, Tommy Freytag; great-granddaughter, Emily Freytag; brothers, Emmitt and Tom Thomas; sisters, Helen Reeder and Carrie Stewart.  Survivors: son, Frank and wife Marie Freytag; daughters, Joan Farmer, Patty anbd David Harmon, Mary and G.E. Moore and Linda and Bill Jewell; sister, Mae Evans; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren. Burial in Wartburg Cemetery. [Morgan County News]

FREYTAG, REBA McDOWELL  age 86, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 21, 1998. She was preceded in death by her parents, T.Q. and Vernie McDowell; two sisters, Virgie Heidel and Grace Heidel; two brothers, Louie McDowell and twin brother, Lee Mcdowell; son, Charles Lee Freytag; daughter, Clara Lou Freytag. She is survived by her husband, Floyd Freytag; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Barbara Freytag; daughter and son-in-law, Sara and Wayne Goodman; daughter-in-law, Lucy Freytag; grandchildren, Eddie Freytag and his wife, Cathy, Casey Duncan and husband, Duane, Gay Freytag, Preston Freytag, Louie, Aaron and Felicia Goodman; great-grandchildren, Matthew Freytag, Tyler, Travis and Charles Tory Duncan;
Wartburg City Cemetery. [Morgan County News]

FREYTAG, TOMMY, 27, of Wartburg, died July 14, 1998 in a logging accident.  Preceded by daughter, Emily Freytag; and grandfathers, Jack Freytag and Louis Dagley.  Survived by wife, Dawn Human Freytag; sons, Jacob T. and Aaron Freytag; parents, Frank and Marie Dagley Freytag; brothers, Eddie and wifeMargaret Freytag and Kevin Freytag; sister, Kristy and husband Eugene Human; grandparents, Lydia Freytag and Georgia Dagley.  Interment in Morgan Memorial Gardens.  [Morgan County New]

FRITTS, DOROTHY MAE, age 84, a resident of Oak Ridge and formerly of Coalfield, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at Briarcliff Health Care Center. Mrs. Fritts was born November 10, 1924 in Petros, TN. She moved to Coalfield in early childhood and continued to live there until her move to Oak Ridge in 1994. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Before retirement she worked for over 35 years at Burlington Hosiery in Harriman. She was preceded in death by her parents Harry Ashley and Lillie Brewer Ashley, by her husband Donald Fritts, by a son Ronnie Beck and by several sisters and brothers. She is survived by daughters, Sharon Presley of Oak Ridge and Carol Pierce and husband Frank of Knoxville, by grandchildren; Paul Presley and Rhonda Beck of Oak Ridge, Brenda Beck, William Beck, Rodney Landis and Jason Landis all of Knoxville, by 10 great grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter.She is also survived by a sister Roberta Futrell of Johnson City, TN, and by a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members and special friends. The family will receive friends Friday, May 22, 2009 between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 pm at Sharp Funeral Home. The funeral will follow in the funeral home chapel at 8:00 pm with Rev. Carmel Day officiating. Burial and graveside services will be held Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 11:00 am in the Oliver Springs Cemetery. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. [Sharp Funeral Home]

FRITTS, ELLA MAE, 67, Wartburg, passed away June 20, 2002 at home.  She was amember of Coal Hill Baptist Church.  She is survived by husband Lee Fritts of Wartburg; daughter and son-in-law Linda and Glen Sheldon of Pine Orchard Community; daughter and grandson, Lisa and Brian Peddicord of Wartburg; sons and daughters-in-law Daniel and Susan Fritts of Herriman and Jerry and Jean Fritts of Harriman; brother and sister-in-law Hugh and Elsie Hill of Roane County; sister and brother-in-law Hattie and James Swicegood of Harriman and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Funeral service was Monday at 1 p.m,. in Kyker Funeral Home Chapel, Harriman.  Interment was in Coal Hill Cemetery.  The family received friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. in Kyker Funeral, Harriman.  [Morgan County News]

FRITTS, GEORGE “JIGGS” – age 84, a lifelong resident of Oliver Springs, died Monday, December 21st, 2009 at his residence. Mr. Fritts was born September 24th, 1925 in Oliver Springs. Following his high school graduation he entered into the military where he served his country in the United States Armed Forces. Following his military discharge, he worked as a salesman for a welding supply company. He attended Coal Hill Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening and working in his yard. Mr. Fritts was preceded in death by his parents, John Fritts and Lillie Walls Fritts; by wife, Ila Mae Adcock Fritts; by brothers, John Fritts, Jr., Jimmy Fritts, and Charles Fritts; by sisters, Josephine Padavick and Otella Harvey; and by a son-in-law, Allen Brown. He is survived by his children, Karen Denise Brown of Oliver Springs, and Doug Fritts and wife, Beth, of Englewood, Ohio; by sisters, Grace Smith and husband, Howard, of White Pine, Tennessee and Anna Jo Sweeney and husband, Dennis, of Lenoir City; by foster sisters, Joyce Dawson and husband, Lonnie, of Coalfield and Eloise McGhee of Oliver Springs; by brothers-in-law, Blane “Toop” Adcock, Charles “Rooney” Adcock and wife, Dottie, David Adcock and wife, Nelda, Marris “Parse” Adcock and wife, Wanda, all of Coalfield; by sisters-in-law, Janice Wormsley, and husband, Wayne, of Kingston, and Carolyn Jane Jones of Coalfield; and by special friend, Michelle Garcia of Oliver Springs. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Megan Fritts and Kelli Fritts, both of Englewood, Ohio, and Cody Brown of Oliver Springs. The family will receive friends Saturday, December 26th, 2009 between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. at Sharp Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Robbie Leach officiating. Burial and graveside services will be held Sunday, December 27th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Adcock Cemetery in Coalfield. In lieu of flowers, the family would request that donations be given to the Beech Park Baptist Church Children’s Department. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge ofthe arrangements. [Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on December 23, 2009]

FRITTS, REV. JAMES ALBERT,  69, of Coalfield, died  Feb. 22, 1998.  He was born July 17, 1928 in Oliver Springs, Tn.
Preceded by parents, John and Lillie Walls Fritts; brothers, Charles Fritts and John Fritts Jr.; sister, Josephine Padvick;  Survivors;  wife, Annah Mae Fritts; daughter, Shirley and husband J. T.; sons, James Jr., and Jackie, David Ray and Paulette and Gary Lynn Fritts;  7 grandchildren and 5 g-grandchildren; brothers; Geroge and wife Mae; sisters;  Otella and husband Raymond Harvey and Grace and husband Howard Smith. Interment  in Davis Cemetery, Coalfield.  [Morgan County News]

FRITTS, JOHN,  63, of Wartburg, died Sept. 17, 1988. He was a son of the late Albert andWinnie Duncan Fritts. Survived by a brother, Sam Fritts, also of Wartburg.Burial at Liberty Cemetery.  (Morgan County News)

FRITTS, LEE ROY, 70, Wartburg died May 12, 2004 in his home.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Willa Mae Fritts; daughter, Ella Marie Fritts; parents, Earnest and Mary Fritts; step-father, Leighton Rainey; and sister Iva Coker.  He is survived by sons, Danny and wife Sue Fritts, Jerry and wife Jean Fritts; daughters, Linda and husband Glen Sheldon and Lisa and son Brian; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; brother Dean and wife Patty Fritts of Coalhill; sisters, Betty and James Ritter of Coalhill, Delia and husband Gene Bale of Kingston and Mary Hamby of Coalhill; and brother-in-law Donnie Coker of Coalhill.  Interment in Coalhill Cemetery. [Morgan County News]

FROGGE, CHARLES OSCAR,  33, of Harriman died Feb 10, 1974.  He was the son of the late Marion Andrew Frogge of Sunbright.  Survivors are his wife, Ellen Frogge; one son, Charles Steven and his mother, Mrs. Laura Frogge, all of Harriman; three  brothers, Ronnie of Ind., Jackie of Tx.,Larry of Harriman; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Clark of Ind., and Mrs. Patsy Wright of   Harriman.Burial in Mill Creek Cemetery.   (Morgan County News)

FROST, LULA ROSE BASLER, age 70, of Oakdale, died Feb. 4, 2001.  Survivors: daughters and sons-in-law, Rosa Lee and Larry Russell of Harriman, Cherry Frost of Oakdale and Janise and James Humphreys of Oakdale; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Teresa Solomon of Oakdale; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Harold and Howard Basler of Harriman; sister, Shirley Hedgecock of Tulsa Oklahoma; several nieces and nephews.  Burial in Rankins Chapel Cemetery, Oakdale.  [Roane
County News]

FRY, ELVIE,  82, a native of Coalfield, died Friday in Atlanta.. She was raised in Coalfield and had gone to Atlanta to be with her  daughter, Doris (Mrs. Bill) Hill. Her husband, Oscar Fry, died over 20 years ago.Burial in Estes Cemetery in Coalfield.   [Morgan County News dated Sept, 1986]

FULP, DOUGLAS D., age 73, a resident of Coalfield, died Saturday, December 12, 2009 at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Mr. Fulp was born February 5, 1936 in Aurora, Missouri. Following his 1954 Aurora High School graduation he entered into the United States Air Force. He proudly served his country for twenty-five years, two months and fourteen days. His foreign service duty included tours in France, England, and three tours in Viet Nam. While serving in Europe he was distinctively selected to serve on the Presidential color guard for the late President, John F. Kennedy. The color guard traveled with the President and presented the U.S. Flag and military colors at several European cities and the Berlin Wall.Mr. Fulp received several decorations, medals, badges, citations, and campaign ribbons, including the Department of Air Force Commendation Medal on June 9, 1969. Additionally he was awarded a “Welcome Home” medal, medallion, and certificate of recognition from the State of Missouri for his service in Viet Nam. Following retirement from the Air Force, Doug was employed by and retired from the City of Winston-Salem, NC, in the Traffic Engineers Division. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Coalfield, where he attended the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class. He loved the Pleasant Grove Church Choir and the fellowship of the church membership. Doug was very personable with a great sense of humor. He was often found at a local restaurant engaged in the conversation of the morning. He wittingly colored up the conversation armed with a great knowledge of current events and world affairs. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin D. Fulp and Vera Logan Fulp Ford, his maternal grandparents Hiram Herschal and Jessie Edith Frazier Logan, paternal grandparents Robert Lee and Flora Ann Moore Fulp. He is survived by his devoted wife of 22 years, Kathleen Jackson “Kitty” Fulp, by his former wife and the mother of his children, Clara M. Fulp, by children; Karen Sue Adams and husband, Landon, of Sedalia, MO, Michael Fulp of Fort Worth, TX, Gregory Fulp and wife, Maranda, of Loveland, CO, and Gay Lynn Salmons and husband Leonard, of Smithton, MO, seven grandchildren and one great-grandson. He is also survived by a sister Marilyn S. Gray and husband, Max, of Kansas City, MO, by special cousins Jack and Gene Fulp, by nieces and nephews; Michelle Harbaugh, Lisa Pettijohn, Max Gray, Jr., and James Gray, by special long time friends; Fred Houston, Ronald Grant, Billy and Gwyn Payne, Mack Weatherman, Eddie Turner and Glenda Sears who introduced Doug to his wife, Kathleen. Also numerous school mates, Air Force buddies and co-workers who still keep in touch. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, December 15, 2009, between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Fairview Road, in Coalfield. The funeral will follow with Rev. Todd Hardin and Pastor James Foster officiating. Burial and graveside services with full military honors will be held Wednesday, December 16, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at the Estes Cemetery in Coalfield. Members of the Adults Men’s Sunday School Class will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 187, Coalfield, TN 37719, the John Jackson Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 367, Coalfield, TN 37719, or the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter # 26, Kingston Avenue, Oliver Springs, TN, 37840.The family wishes to thank the caring staff at the Fresenius Dialysis Center of Oak Ridge, Drs. Gary Wells, Elaine Bunick, Wendell Lawson, Charles Bruton, Willian Hall, Frances Cross, Susan Taylor, and Brian Christiansen for their excellent medical care during the past eight years. The family is also grateful for the consistent love and support shown by their church family at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, the Jackson and Fulp families, and their caring friends of the Coalfield Community.Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. [Sharp Funeral Home]

FURMAN, DELBERT,  91, of Boone, N.C. died Aug 20,. 1991. Born, May 10, 1900 in Oakdale.Survivors, wife Amy Henry Furman of N.C., three sons, Dr. Lowell Furman, James C., Furman andDr. Richard Furman all of  N.C; two sisters, Bernice Mitts of Fla., Beulah Hendricks of Ky; 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.Burial in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens, Boone, N.C.   (Morgan County News)

FUTREL, SADIE M. – age 91, a resident of Coalfield, passed away Monday, October 15, 2001, at NHC of Oak Ridge. Mrs. Futrel was preceded in death by her parents, John Morrison and Ona Jackson Morrison, by her husband, James Conard Futrel, by three sisters, Nettie Ellisson, Eunice Bailey, and Cora Gardner, by four brothers, Sam, Howard, Harrison, and John Morrison, and by a grandson, Eddie Gregg. Survivors: children, Susie E. Adcock Whitaker and husband, Thomas L. of Knoxville, and JoAnn Gregg and husband, Willie of Mosheim, Tenn.; son, Cedrick Jackson of Coalfield; grandchildren, James Warren Adcock, Rick Adcock, Vicki Francis, and Sonya Gregg; six great-grandchildren; brother, Dave Morrison of Clinton; sisters, Lettie Fox of Knoxville, and Ollie Mayes of Strawberry Plains, Tenn. Special friends, Dorothy Moore and Marie Reynolds. Mrs. Futrel was born December 31, 1909, in Morgan County. She was a lifelong resident of Coalfield. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Funeral service will be held Thursday, October 18, 2001, at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Sharp Funeral Home with Rev. Mack Smith and Rev. Floyd Powell officiating. Friends may call Thursday, between the hours of 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial and graveside services will be held Friday, October 19, at 11 a.m. at the Estes Cemetery of Coalfield. Sharp Funeral Home, is in charge of the arrangements.  [Knoxville News Sentinal]

FUTTRELL, ALBERT HARRISON 73, of Coal Hill Community died, Aug. 14, 1965. Preceded by daughter, Chrystal.  Survivors; wife, Lelah Futtrell;  sons, Lenice and Alvin; nine grandchildren and six g-grandchildren. 1/2 sisters: Martha Humphrey, Mary Alice Lyles and Vesta Shipwash.     Burial in Adcock Cemetery.    [Morgan County News]

FUTRELL, MAYNARD A., 66, of Harriman, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005  in Marshall C. Voss Health Care Facility, Harriman.He was preceded in death by parents, Lenice and Beulah Rose Futrell; and brother and sister-in-law, Spurgeon and Carolyn Futrell.Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Garry Kerley; nephew and niece-in-law, Dr. Kent and Lori Kerley of Birmingham, Ala.; and niece, Krista Kerley. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Ritter Cemetery in the Coal Hill community with Bro. Ben Nix officiating. Davis Funeral Home, Harriman, is in charge of arrangements.  [Roane County News]

FUTRELL, DR. EDWARD ‘TOMMY’, 67, of 3204 Buckingham Drive, Johnson City, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at his home following an extended illness. Dr. Futrell was a native of Coalfield and had lived in Johnson City for the past 20 years. He was the son of Lewis and Lassie King Futrell, who are deceased. He had been a pastor in East Tennessee for over 30 years and served as a trustee of the North American Mission Board/Home Mission Board. Dr. Futrell was chaplain for the Johnson City Police Department and was the starting member of the volunteer Johnson City Medical Center chaplain staff. He was a member of Clark Street Baptist Church in Johnson City. His family said all who knew him will miss his wisdom, strength, faithfulness and love. Theydescribed him as a steadfast warrior of the faith and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. He was a pastor and mentor who taught through example of his own life, they said. Dr. Futrell is survived by his wife of 46 years, Roberta A. Futrell; two daughters, Denise Futrell of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Deborah Eubank and her husband, Lee, of Somerset, Ky.; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Billy Joe Futrell and Sue and Gilbert Barber, all of Coalfield, Terry and Marsha Futrell of Kingston, Barbara and Franklin “Buddy” Poland of Spring City, and Margaret and James Rather of Oliver Springs. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Elizabeth Whitehouse and Andrew Whitehouse, both of Somerset; and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral was held Saturday night, June 1, at Southside Baptist Church in Johnson City with the Rev. Kenneth Kyker, the Rev. Michael Anglin and the Rev. John Wood officiating. A graveside service was held Sunday, June 2, at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton. Dr. Futrell’s nephews, David Johnson, Bill Johnson, Mark Rather, Dennis Poland, Mike Futrell, Tim Futrell, Wesley Wyrick and Derrick Rather, served as pallbearers. The family requests that any memorials be in the form of donations to the Building Fund at Clark Street Baptist Church, 200 Clark St., Johnson City, TN 37601; or to the Building Fund at Southside Baptist Church, 1928 Wheeler St., Johnson City, TN 37601.   Morris-Baker Funeral Home in Johnson City handled the arrangements. [Oak Ridger]

FUTRELL, GEORGE TROY SR.,  66, of Wartburg, died Aug. 27, 1994. Survivors: step-mother, Pansy Graham;sons, Troy and wife Margie Futrell, David Futrell and George Futrell; daughters, Judy and husband David Reynolds, Melissa Futrell and Cheryl Futrell; four granchildren; sister, Georgette Simpson; half-brothers,James, Buster, Lee, Howard and Pete Graham, and half-sister, Sally Graham.Interment in Thornton Cemetery, Coalfield.  [Morgan County News]

FUTRELL,  LASSIE PHOEBE KING, – age 84, a resident of Coalfield, maker of the world’s greatest stack fruit cakes and fried apple pies, passed away July 5, 2000 at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge following an extended illness. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and housewife who took great pleasure in her family and in feeding all those who came to her home. Survivors: sons, Rev. Edward (Tommy) Futrell and wife Roberta of Johnson City, Billy Joe Futrell of Coalfield, Terry Futrell and wife Marsha Futrell of Oakdale; daughters, Barbara Poland and husband Franklin (Buddy) Poland of Spring City, Margaret Rather and husband James of Oliver Springs, Sue Barber and husband Gilbert of Anniston, Alabama; 13 grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; sister, Cleda Lankford of Harriman; she is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Futrell was preceded in death by her husband RevLewis Futrell; and son Kenneth Lloyd Futrell. Burial at Roane Memorial Gardens. [Knoxville News Sentinel]

FUTRELLLELAH ANN  94, of Rt 3 Harriman, died Nov. 14, 1989.  Preceded by husband, Albert Futrell; daughter,Crystal Finks; sons Lenice and Albert Futrell, and grandson, Spurgeon Futrell.  Survivors; four grandaughters, Ann Wilkie, Diane Dinkins, Barbara Reece and Irene Kerley; grandsons, David , Danny, Maynard Futrell and Harlan Finks.  21 grandchildren; 3 g-grandchildren; sisters, Grace Daughtery and Bessie Clark.  Burial in Adcock Cemetery Coalfield.  [Morgan County News]

FUTRELL,  REV. LEWIS L. ,  84, of Coalfield, died, June 23, 1995.  He was the son of William Roibert and Margaret Frye Futtrell and a veteran of WW II..  Survivors:    wife of 63 years, Lassie King Futrell; daughters, Barbara and husband, Franklin ‘Buddy’ Poland, Margaret and husband, James Rather, and Sue and Gilbert Barber; sons, Edward ‘Tommy’ and wife Roberta Futrell, Billy Joe and wife Patricia Futrell and Terry and wife Marsha Futrell.sister, Carrie Huphreys and 13 grandchildren and several g-grandchildren.Interment in Roane Memorial  Gardens, Rockwood.  [Morgan County News]

FUTRELL, LONNIE E.  84 of Rt. 5 Harriman, formerly of the Coalfield Community, died.Survived by wife, Ira Jackson Futrell;  two sons, Franklin and Eldon; a brother, Rev. Lewis Futrell ; two sisters Carrie  Humphrey and Ella Clark; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.Burial in Estes Cemetery.     (Morgan County News, March 1982)


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