Obituaries of Morgan County
VALENTINE, ALTHEA CHRISTINE ALBERTSON, 39 formerly of Morgan County, died in Knoxville. Survivors, son, Roanld Lee; brother, Ernest and Robert Albertson; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Virgil Albertson. Burial Albertson Family Cemetery. [Morgan County News dated 12/2/1965]
VALENTINE, MR. LABRON, JR. - of the Joyner Community, passed away December 9, 2006 in the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. A memorial service will be held Tuesday evening, December 12, 2006, 7:00 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg with Bro. Claude Rankin and Bro. Larry Phillips officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to local charities. [Knoxville News Sentinal]
VANDERBERGED, JOHN A. d. 5-14-1895 buried in the Rugby Cemetery on the 17th: s/o John Vanderberged, Mt. Healthy, Ohio. From the Fentress Co., Tn Gazette 5-23-1895 Submitted by Wilma Gibson
VANDERPOOL, MR. ROSS - age 88 of Lancing, passed away Friday, August 8, 2003 at the U.T. Medical Center. He was the oldest male member of Pilot Mountain Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Lillie Vanderpool; son, Gary Vanderpool and daughter-in-law, Lynn of Winterville, NC; son, Donald Vanderpool of Helenwood; daughter, Kay Stringfield and son-in-law, Ernest Stringfield of Lancing; grandchildren, Teresa Byrd, Charles (Chuck) Vanderpool, Angie Harlan, and Sarah Vanderpool; six Great- grandchildren and one Great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Sunday, August 10, 2003 from 6-8 p.m. at Pilot Mountain Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with Bro. Charles Webb officiating. A graveside service will be held on Monday, 11 am in Pilot Mountain Cemetery, Lancing. [Knoxville News Sentinal]
VANN, DORA FAYE, age 55, a resident of Wartburg, went home to be the Lord Sunday, March 22, 2009 at the Life Care Center of Wartburg. Dora Faye was born August 23, 1953 in Oliver Springs. She is a lifelong resident of the Beechfork Community in Morgan County. Dora was a member of the Beechfork Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rommie Vann, Sr. and Zell Marie Basler Vann by sisters, Doris June Portwood and Dona Marie Vann, and by a brother, James Thomas Vann. She is survived by two brothers,Rommie Vann Jr. and wife Pat and Donald Vann and wife Pat of Wartburg, by sisters, Addie Lou Liles and husband Pat of Rockwood, Wanda Justice of LaFollette, and Peggy Sexton of Somerset, Ky. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and extended family members.The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 24, 2009 between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 pm at Sharp Funeral Home. The funeral will be held Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 2:00 pm at the Beechfork Holiness Church in Wartburg with Rev. Herman Woods officiating. Burial will follow at the Brasel Cemetery. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. [Sharp Funeral Home]
VANN, FREDDIE, 73, a resident of Oliver Springs, passed away Mon. Feb. 25, 2002 at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Mr. Vann was preceded in death by his father, Robert W. Vann and by two brothers, Ralph Vann and Kenneth Vann. Survivors include wife of 51 years, Ethel Vann of Oliver Springs, mother, Rosie Vann of Oliver Springs, daughters, Jewell Sledge and husband James of Sweetwater, Deanna Russell and husband Tim of Sweetwater, Ramona Turpin and husband Danny of Oliver Springs, Ella Mae Lowe of Oliver Springs, Wanda White and husband Chuck of Riceville, and Vickie Clark and husband Benny of Oak Ridge; sons, Nathan Vann of Wartburg, Darrell Vann and wife Cissy of Sweetwater and Allen Vann and wife Misty of Philadelphia, 25 grandchildren, brothers, Irvin Vann of Oliver Springs, Charles F. Vann of Oliver Springs and Robert Van, Jr. of Coalfield; sisters; Gladys Huston of Kingston, Mildred Seeber, Odessa Vann, Margaret Greene, Ida Ruffner and Naomi Seiber all of Oliver Springs. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Mr. Vann was born Jan. 16, 1929 in Morgan County. He is a lifelong resident of this area. Mr. Vann was a Primative Baptist preacher for 49 years. He was a member of Elverton Bapotist Church. He was a retired builder and a member of local labor union #818. Burial in Indian Creek Cemetery. Sharp Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. [Roane County News]
VANN, JAMES THOMAS 21 of Wartburg, Nov. 28, 1970, following as accident the same day. Survivors: parents, Mr. & Mrs. Rommie Vann, Wartburg, sisters, Doris June Portwood, Lenoir Cirty; Wanda Justice, Powell Valley: Peggy Vann, Harriman and Dora Fay Vann, Wartburg; two brothers, Rommie Jr., of Wartburg, and Ray of Clinton. Burial in Basler Cemetery. (Morgan County News)
VANN, MR. PAUL BOWMAN, age 70 of Wartburg, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, October 24, 2006. He passed away peacefully at his home. He was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army, having served several tours of duty in Vietnam and Korea. He was also retired from Martin Marietta. He also enjoyed auto racing. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Vann; mother, Addie Vann; brother, Kenneth Vann; and sister, Evelyn (Vann) Longmire. His wife of 47 years, Ursula Vann of Wartburg, two sons; Mike Vann and Barbara of Joyner, and Thomas Vann and Cindy of Karns survive him. Three grandchildren: Mathew Vann of Joyner, Cory Vann of Clinton, and Jordan Vann of Wartburg. Ones sister and brother-in-law, Nena Faye and Clyde Phillips of Joyner. The family will receive friends Thursday, October 26, 2006 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Brother Herb Judkins officiating. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 27th in the Union Church Cemetery in the Joyner Community. [Schubert Funeral Home]
VANN, ROMMIE ROBERT SR., 91, Joyner Community, died June 13, 2004 in the Roane Medical Center in Harriman. He was born Nov. 4, 1912 in Oliver Springs. Mr. Vann was a long time member of Beech Fork Holiness Church. He was a retired home builder, building homes in the surrounding area since 1945. In addition, he was a United States Navy veteran, serving his country during WW II. He was preceded in death by his wife Zell Marie Vann; son James Thomas Vann; daughters Dona Marie Vann and Doris June Portwood; and parents John and Dona Collins Vann. He is survived by sons, Rommie Vann, Jr., and wife Pat of the Joyner Community and Donald Ray Vann and wife Pat of the Joyner Community; daughters, Addie Lou Liles and husband Pat of Rockwood, Wanda Justice of LaFollette, Peggy Sexton of Stanford, KY., and Dora Faye Vann of Joyner; several grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. June 15, 2004 in Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. June 16, 2004 in Beech Fork Holiness Church with Rec. Herman Woods and Rev. Jimmy Eason officiating. Mr. Vann will lie in state at the church between the hours of 1 and 2 p.m. in the church. Burial and graveside service will be at Brasel Cemetery in Wartburg with grandsons serving as pallbearers. Sharp Funeral Home of Oliver Springs is in charge of arrangements. [Morgan County News]
VANN, ROMMIE ROBERT, JR. - 64, of the Joyner Community, went Home to be with our Lord on Friday, November 20, 2009. He passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by love. He was a member of the Beech Fork Holiness Church, which he loved dearly. Rommie, Jr. was a self-employed carpenter who enjoyed farming, fishing and serving the Lord. He enjoyed nothing more than talking about his Savior and he was a walking testimony of His Word. The family will receive friends at Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home, Monday, November 23, 2009 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. His "Going Home Celebration" will be Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at the Beech Fork Holiness Church in Joyner, at 2:00 pm, with the Reverend Herman Woods and Brother David Brown officiating. Burial will follow at the Vann Cemetery with sons and grandsons serving as pallbearers. Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. [Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on November 23, 2009]
VANN, ZELL MARIE 85, of Wartburg, died Dec. 21, 1996. Preceded in death by her parents, George E. Basler and Addie Robbins Basler; two children, James Thomas Vann and Dona Marie Vann; brother, Clarence Basler; sister, Faye Woods; grandson, Randy Liles and son-in-law Pau; Justice. Survived buy husband of 63 years, Rommie Vann Sr. of Wartburg; daughters, Addie Lou Liles and husband Pat of Harriman, Doris Portweood and husband Owen of Knoxville, Wanda Justice of Lafollette, Peggy Sexton of Wartburg and Dora Faye Vamnn of Wartburg; sons, Donald and Rommie Vann, Jr; and 25 grandchildren, and 32 g-grandchildren. Burial in Brasel Cemetery. (Morgan County News)
VanNORSTRAN , BESSIE 84, of Lancing, died Jan 13, 1998. Preceded by parents Cora and Henry Potter; brothers, Euel, Odell and Claude Potter; sister, Bell Howard; two grandchildren; Survivors: husband of 61 years, Leonard F. VanNorstran; sons; Bob and wife Betty; Van and wife Phyllis; and Donnie VanNorstran; daughters, Mildred Maxon, Wilma Peace and husband Pete, Yvonne Snyder and Miniard and husband Aaron, and Gail Harden and husband Chris; 21 grandchildren 27 great-grandchildren, and 2 g-g-grandchildren. Interment in Shady Grove Cemetery, Lancing. [Morgan County News]
VanNORSTRAN, DON, 36, of Mossy Grove Community died, Dec. 31, 1997. Survived by wife, Sue Rayder VanNorstran; sons, Jeremy, Shaun and Don VanNorstran; parents, Ira and Joyful Jones VanNorstran; brothers, William and wife Sherry and David and wife Pam; sister, Rita and husband Brian Wright; grandmother, Hazel Jones. Burial in Mossy Grove Church Cemetery [Morgan County News]
VanNORSTRAN, EUGENE 80, of Wartburg, died Sept. 24, 1997. He was a veteran of WW II. Preceded by wife Fannie Arp VanNorstran; daughter, Veronica and son, Michael. Survivors: wife, WilmaBurnside VanNorstran; sons, Frank, Fred, Bill VanNorstran and David Staten.; daughters, Carolyn Jones, Elizabeth Hamby and Mary Goode. sisters, Bertha Shook and Edna Shields; brother, Leonard VanNorstran; several grand and greatgrand children. Burial in Nelson Cemetery. [Morgan County News]
VanNORSTRAN, MR. FRANK EUGENE, age 62, of Wartburg, passed away Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at the Roane Medical Center, Harriman. He was preceded in death by parents, Eugene and Fannie Arp Van Norstran, brother, Mike Van Norstran and sister, Veronica. He is survived by wife, Margaret Bingham Van Norstran. Sons; Wendell and Gregory, both of Wartburg Chris and wife, Kyla, of Wartburg; Grandsons; Zachary and Jonathan; Granddaughter; Emily; Sisters; Carolyn and husband, Roy Jones; Elizabeth Hamby and Mary Goode; Brothers; Bill and wife, Brenda Van Norstran; Fred and wife Debbie Van Norstran;David Staten; Aunt Georgie Dagley An a host of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, from 12 noon until time of service at 2 p.m. Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. With Rev. Danny Jenkins officiating. Interment will be in the Nelson cemetery, Catoosa. Pallbearers; Wendell Van Norstran, Gregory Van Norstran, Christoper Bingham, Zachary Van Norstran, Wayne Jones, Matthew Goode, JasonGoode and J.R. Goode, Mark and Jimmy Hamby. www.schubertfuneralhome.com [Schubert Funeral Home]
VanNORSTRAN, REV. LEONARD F., 89, Lancing, died July 19, 2002 in the Life Center, Wartburg. He was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church, Lancing. He was preceded in death by his wife Bessie Potter VanNorstran; grandchildren, Mia Jane VanNorstran, Karen Lyn Norvell; parents Frank and Mary VanNorstran; brother Eugene VanNorstran; sisters Ruth Vespie, Edna Shields, Mamie Potter and Mildred VanNorstran. He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Mildren and James Handy of Englewood, Ohio, Wilma and Mitchell Lloyd of Crossville and Yvonne Synder, Kay and Aaron Miniard and Gail and Chirs Harden, all of Union, Ohio; sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Betty VanNorstran of Oliver Springs, Van and Phyllis VanNorstran of Corbin, Ky., and Donnie VanNorstran and friend Lynn of Lancing; 26 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; and sisters Bertha Shook of Cleveland and Georgia Dagley of Wartburg. Burial in Shady Grove Cemetery, Lancing. Schubert Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. [Morgan County News]
VARGA, MR. ALEX E. - age 89 of Sunbright, passed away Saturday, September 16, 2006 in the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Mr. Varga was one of three who founded Varga Company, a custom millwork shop in the early 1940's in Sunbright where it is still in operation today. He was preceded in death by: his wife, Hazel Mae Varga, parents, Samuel and Ester Bak Varga; brothers, Elmer and Joe Varga; sisters, Helen Fudor and Isabelle Sanders. Survived by: daughter, Carol Cromwell and husband Harold of Oak Ridge; son, Sam Varga and wife Maida of Deer Lodge; grandchildren, Tonya Kenley of Knoxville, Keith Cromwell of Chesapeake, Va., Suzan Gifford of Alabama, Cindy Ross of Knoxville, Carol Varga of Deer Lodge and Samuel D. Varga of Deer Lodge; 6 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, September 19, 2006 from 6-8:00 p.m., Schubert Funeral Home, Sunbright. Funeral services will follow visitation, Bro. Luther Massengale officiating. Graveside services will be Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 11:00 a.m. in Sunbright
Cemetery. [Knoxville News Sentinal]
VARGA, ESTHER the wife of the late Sam Varga, died Feb. 14, 1988. She was 101 years old. She was a resident of Morgan County for 71 years. She came from Fulesd, Szatmar Megye, Hungary on the ship Carpathia in 1901. She and her husband married in Ohio and later moved to Lancing in 1917.Mr. Varga died Nov. 19, 1970 at the age of 85. He operated awoodworking company in Sunbright with two of his sons, Alex Varga, and the late Joe Varga. Her children: Isabelle Sanders., Helen Fodor, Alex Varga and the late Joe and Elmer Varga. She leaves seven grandchildren; 14 g-grandchildren and two g-g-grandchildren. (Morgan County News)
Name: VARGA, ELMER
Date: Apr 18 1968
Notes: Varga. Elmer Varga of Troy, N. H., April 16, formerly of Cleveland member Blgelow Lodge, F. and A. M., Cleveland, son of Samuel and Esther Varga of Lansing, Tenn., husband of Julia Phillips, father of Elmer C. Varga of Ludlow, Vt., brother of Isabelle Sanders of Cleveland, Helen Fodor of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Joseph and Alex Varga of Sunbright, Tenn. Funeral services Fletcher Funeral Home, Keene, N. H., Friday, April 19, at 2 p.m. Please omit flowers. [Source: Plain Dealer; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #163.]
VARGAS, ELSIE FAY, 85, passed away March 13, 2009 in El Paso TX. She was preceded in death by her parents David Allen Copeland and Della Faye Harris, brothers Rev. Fred Copeland and Rev. James Copeland.
She is survived by her daughter Carmen Holbrook and grandson Freddie Dean and her sister Hazel Copeland.
A memorial service was held today at 7 p.m. at San Jose Funeral Home East. (submitted)
VAUGHN, CORA LEE, 67, of Coalfield, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She was born July 14, 1934, in Scott County. She was a homemaker and had lived in Coalfield for the past 45 years. Mrs. Vaughn was a Baptist. She is survived by her husband, Gene Vaughn; her son, Steve Farr of Coalfield; two brothers, Ethridge Dyer and his wife, Eloise, of Jay, Okla., and Robert Dyer and his wife, Alma, of Coalfield; three sisters, Thelma Lyles and her husband, William, of Coalfield, L. Jean Kowalewski and her husband, Frank, of Michigan, and Martha Frances "Susie" Doré and her husband, Harold, of Jay, Okla.; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Kay Edmonds, Frances Carroll and Judy Jackson were considered special friends. Mrs. Vaughn was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Opal Lee Crowley Dyer and by an infant sister, Virginia Dyer. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, in the chapel of Sharp Funeral Home in Oliver Springs with the Rev. David Coffman officiating. Burial will follow at Crowley Cemetery in the Winona community of Scott County. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. [Oak Ridger]
VAUGHT, CORDIA MAE WEBSTER, longtime resident of Chattanooga, died Sunday, July 19, 2009, at home. She was 66.
Mae was a native of Morgan County, Tenn., and graduated from South Harriman High School in 1961. She attended Knoxville Business College. Mae was a member of Soddy-Daisy First Baptist Church where she was active for several years. She was a volunteer for several organizations, a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a true example of a kind, Christian individual. She was preceded in death by her mother, Inez Palmer Webster; her father, Orville Webster; and a brother, John Carlton Webster, all of Harriman. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Jim Vaught; two daughters, Leeann Vaught (Todd) Larson, Angie Vaught (Mark) Hixson. One granddaughter, Haley Hixson; and two step-granddaughters, Taylor Hixson and Maclain Hixson; and many family and friends. Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. today, July 23, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Chris Duncan officiating. Burial will be at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, North Chapel.
VERTNER, DOLLIE (COX) 85, died April 27, 1998.. She was born Dec. 10, 1912 in Morgan County. She was the wife of the late
George W. Vertner, Sr. who passed away Aug. 2, 1975. Also preceded by one daughter, Mona L. Tompkins. Survivors: three daughters, June Vertner and Erma Cox, both of Wartburg and Jennifer Hensley of Lancing; one son George Vertner and wife Alice of Lancing. Four grand-daughters, and eight grandsons; 20 great grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial in Morgan Memorial Gardens, Wartburg. (Morgan County News)
VESPIE, ANTHONY ALAN, infant son of Alan and Tammy Brown Vespie of Wartburg, died, Oct. 17, 1988 in the U. T. Hospital. He is survived by his grandparents, Gus Jr., and Carolyn Vespie of Wartburg, Charles V. and Sue Brown of Oakdale and Sandra and David Sands of Oak Ridge; great-grandparents Ralph and Wilma Shields of Wartburg, and Glen and Lorene Jackson of Oliver Springs. Interment in Morgan Memorial Gardens, Wartburg. (Morgan County News)
VESPIE, BILLIE RAY, 65, passed away Sunday March 30, 2003 in his home in Lancing. He was born April 14, 1937 in Lancing. He was a Veteran of The United States Air Force. He was preceded in death by his parents Martin and Maggie Vespie; two brothers Ernest and Tootie Vespie and sister Patty Stringfield. He is survived by his spouse and partner of 18 years Frances Scott; brother L.E. Vespie of Wartburg; sister Dora Mae Vespie of Lancing; son and daughter-in-law Doug and Missy Vespie of Lancing; daughter and son-in-law Lisa and Wayne Smith of Wartburg; grandchildren Wayne Smith and Hunter Vespie; step-daughters and sons-in-law Sheila and Mack Byrd of Lancing, Rita and Rex Heidel of Wartburg, Kathy and Don Gilmore of Harriman and Janet and Gary Whitaker of Harriman; other grandchilren, Karrie and Larry Walker, Kevin and Martha Heidel, Jamon and Justin Byrd, Curtis Moore, Donna Gilmore and Steven Scott; and great-grandchildren Aaron, Tyler and Colton Walker. Interment in Kubley Cemetery, Lancing. Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg was in charge of arrangements. [Morgan County News]
VESPIE, CAROLYN SUE SHIELDS, 58, Wartburg died, Nov. 14, 1998. Preceded by father, Ralph (Coby) Shields; her first grandchild, Anthony Alan Vespie; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gus and Ruth Vespie. Survivors, husband of 38 years, Gus H. Vespie, Jr; sons, Joe and Alan Vespie; daughter, Jill Vespie Duncan; four grandchildren; mother, Wilma Shields; sister, Cora Medlin; brother, Donnie Shields. Burial in Morgan Memorial Gardens [Morgan County News]
VESPIE, MISS DORA MAE, age 82 of Lancing, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2009, in the Life Care Center of Morgan County. She was preceded in death by her parents: Martin and Maggie Zumstein; brothers: Earnest, LeRoy, and Billy Vespie; and sisters: Rema Stringfield and Delia Faye Vespie. She is survived by her brother, L. E. Vespie of Wartburg; special nieces: Karen Vespie Redmon, Lisa Smith, Hunter Vespie, and Tabaitha Stringfield; special nephews: David Vespie and Doug Vespie; Four great-nephews: Zane and Aiden, Justin Redmon and Wayne Smith, Jr. one great-niece: Alauna; and several other nieces, nephews and other family members and friends. Sister-in-law; Eva Brown Vespie, Wartburg.The family will receive friends Saturday, April 4th, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services will follow at 6:00
p.m. with Rev. Johnny Vespie officiating. Graveside services will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. in the Kubley Cemetery, Lancing. [Schubert Funeral Home]
VESPIE, MRS. EDNA MAE, age 89, of Wartburg, passed away Thursday morning, February 28, 2008, at the Life Care Center of Morgan Co., Wartburg, Tenn. She was a member of the Lancing Presbyterian Church. Edna was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd E. Vespie, son, Louis E. "Sonny" Vespie, parents, Willie and Belle Ooten, sisters; Alice Scott, Lorene Hall, Oline Clark, Brothers; Melvin Ooten, Billie Ooten, Arlin Ooten, Jessie Ooten, Raymond Ooten.Surviving; Daughters and sons-in-law; Mildred and Allen Nance, of Lancing Elizabeth and Charles Barger, of WartburgSon, Jimmie and wife, Linda Vespie of Oakdale, Tn. Grandchildren; Peggy Williams, Terry Vespie and Derek Vespie. Great-grandchildren; Dustin Vespie, Brandi Vespie and Jackson Williams. Four Step Grand Children Daughter-in-law; Opal Vespie, Wartburg. The family will receive friends Saturday evening, March 1, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. Schubert Funeral Home Chapel, Wartburg. With funeral services to follow with Rev. Carolyn Anderson officiating. Graveside service will be Sunday 2 p.m. Forrestner Cemetery, Lancing, Tn. [Schubert Funeral Home]
VESPIE, EDNA SUMMERS, 91, died 1/11/2000 in Kansas, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the daughter of the William A. and Louisa Summers of Catoosa, Tn. Preceded by children, Louise Alley, Floyd Vespie and John Vespie, Jr.; sisters, Gladys Kreis and Mae Adkins; brothers, James, Sydney and Cecil Summers. Survivors; husband of more than 70 years, John Vespie; daughters, Wilma Wuerdeman, Marie E. Krug, Faye K. Swart and Joyce Kolar; 14 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Myrtle Adkins and Elgiva Todd. Burial in Pierce Township Cemetery. [Morgan County News]
VESPIE, MR. KENNY DUANE, age 43, of Lancing, went home to be with the Lord Friday, June 26, 2009 at U. T. Hospital with family at his side. He was preceded in death by grandparents; Henry and Eva Potter Vespie and Harry C. Day and Virginia Gallup. Kenny is survived by wife; Lisa Justes Vespie, Son; Nathan of the United States Navy; Daughters; Willow Skye and Kloey Gail Vespie of the home. Father; Larry and wife Wanda Vespie of Lancing. Mother; Patricia and Charles Drennen of IL. Step-mother; Barbara Henry, who remains a large part of his life. Brother; Daniel Vespie and wife Lois. Of Livingston, Tx.Sister; Tammy Vespie Smith of IL. Nephews; Glenn Starns, Christopher Vespie, Larry Charles Thurston; Nieces; Christie Starns and Sara Foltynewicz, great-niece Arianna Hansen, great-nephew; Ethan Hansen. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. The family will receive friends Tuesday June 30, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral service will follow at 8:00 P.M. with Rev. Johnny Vespie officiating. Graveside service will be Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. in the Kubley Cemetery. Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg in charge of arrangements. [Schubert Funeral Home]
VESPIE, MR. LARRY NATHAN, age 65 of Lancing, TN, born September 2, 1944, went home to be with the Lord on January 22, 2010, after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eva Potter Vespie; father, Henry Vespie; son, Kenneth Nathan Vespie; step son, Brian Nelson; brother, Charles Henry Vespie; sister, Nettalie Hood; and brothers-in-law: Barney Hood and Kelly Brewer. He is survived by wife, Wanda Rose Vespie; daughter, Tammy Smith; son, Danny Vespie; step son, Nathan Nelson; step daughter, Stephanie Hamby; sister, Geneva Brewer; sisters-in-law: Carol Vespie, Tammie Willis (Tim), Karen Vespie, Patty Nance, Missy Wyatt (Shane); brother-in-law, Jerry Rose; father and mother-in-law: Gene and Ann Rose; 10 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and one Uncle Charles Potter.The family will receive friends Sunday, January 24, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Billy Durham officiating. Interment will follow in the Kubley Cemetery, Lancing. [Schubert Funeral Home]
VESPIE, LOUIS E. (SONNY), age 60 of Wartburg, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2003. He was Service Manager of Western Auto in Wartburg. He was preceded in death by his Father, Boyd Vespie. Sonny is survived by his wife, Opal Murphy Vespie; Mother, Edna Vespie; Son, Terry Vespie of Joyner; Children, Dale Duckett and husband, David of Hot Springs, NC; Darlene Mathews and husband, Hugh of NC Eric Murphy and wife, Laoira of SC; Diana Redmon and husband, Lynn of Wartburg; Twelve grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; Father-in-law, Raymond (Pops) Murphy; Brothers, Jimmy Vespie and wife, Linda and their son, Derek of Oakdale; Sisters, Mildred Nance and husband, Alan and their daughter, Peggy of Lancing; Elizabeth Barger and husband, Charles of Mossy Grove. The family will receive friends Thursday evening, May 29, 2003 from 6-9 pm at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg. Funeral services will be held Friday, 11 am.
Burial will be in Morgan Memorial Gardens, Wartburg. [Schubert Funeral Home]
VESPIE, MARTIN C., 59, Lancing, died, 3/24/1965. He was born May 26, 1905. Preceded by wife Maggie Zumstein who died in 1959 and parents, Charles and Dora Bardill Vespie. Survivors: daughters, Dora Mae and Rema Joyce Vespie; sons, Ernest, Leroy and Billy Vespie; 6 grandchildren; brother, Johnnie and Henry Vespie; half brothers, Harl and Raymond Vespie; half sisters, Margaret Anderson and Willia Mae Freels. Burial in Kubley Cemetery. [Morgan County news dated 4/1/1965]
VESPIE, STEVEN "BIG O", 38, went to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 10, 2001. He was saved and baptized in 1998. He was preceded in death by his step-father Wendell Vespie; maternal grandparents Dewey and Thelma Briggs; and paternal grandparents Raymond and Lorene Hines. He is survived by his mother Joyce Owens Vespie; father Lawrence Hines; brothers John Vespie, Doug Owens and Scott Hines; sisters Edwina Haas, Sherry Hines, Theresa Hines and Freddie Hines; and neices Jocelyn and Lydia Vespie and Melissa Stout. The family will receive friends Thursday evening, Dec. 13, 2001 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Bible Baptist Church in Lancing. Funeral services will begin at 7:30 p.m. with Pastor John Vespie officiating. A graveside service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Shady Grove Church Cemetery. [Morgan County News]
VICKERS, DELCIE R. VIERS 73, of Petros died April 16, 1996. Preceded in death by her husband, Carl Spencer Vickers, daughter Janice Daughtery, parents: C. C. and Emma Viers, brother, Everette, sisters, Maggie and Marie. Survivors, daughter, Carol Daughtery of Wartburg, stepdaughter, Barbara Umburger of N. C., stepsons, Charles, Jimmie, and Norman all of N. C., grandsons, Ray, Ken and Mike, great-grandaughter, Amy, great-grandsons, Trey and Travis; sisters, Draxie Kish of Ohio, Italy Crabtree of Va., Izetta Riggs of Fla., and Cora O'Brien of W. Va. Burial in Liberty Cemetery. (Morgan County News)
VINCENT, JAMIE DANIEL, 39, Wartburg, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001 in the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was preceded in death by his father, Burton Alvin Vincent. He is survived by his mother, Darlene May Vincent of Wartburg; son Jamie Daniel, Jr and daughter, Veronica, both of Kingston; five sisters, Sandra Osterhoudt of Harriman, Donna Bradshaw of Wartburg, Delores Hamby of Lancing, Colleen Hamby of Lancing and Ann Smith of Wartburg; three brothers, Don Brickey of California, Alfred Vincent of Lancing and Richard Vincent of Wartburg; a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many special friends; extra special friends, Walter, Josie, Arvell, April, Roy, Daleen, Sonny and Sissy and Lois Ann; and step-daughters, Nikki and Kelly. The family received friends Wed. Dec. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services followed at 8 p. m. Graveside services were held Thursday morning at 11 a. m. in Morgan Memorial Gardens, Wartburg. [Morgan County News]
VITATOE, CARRIE - age 87, of Petros, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2002 in the Lifecare Center of Morgan County. She is survived by sisters, Christine Hickman and Bernice Hammock, both of Knoxville; special friend, Hardman Armes of Petros; several nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Friday evening, April 19, 2002 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Schubert Funeral Home, Wartburg. Funeral services will begin at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Donald Cash and Rev. David Cash officiating. A graveside service will be held on Saturday morning, 11 a.m. in Petros Cemetery. [Morgan County News]
VITATOE, HELEN G. HICKMAN, 88, of Wartburg, died Wed. July 24, 2002 in the Lifecare Center of Morgan County. She was preceded in death by her parents, George L. and Lenora Bishop Hickman; brothers, Hilva, Earl, Alfred and Alden; sisters, Avas Hickman, Hannah Melton, Arbana Kennedy, Gerta Davis and Alta Manning. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Mary Scarbro of Rockwood; grandchildren, Lisa Scarbro of Rockwood and Kevin Scarbro of Cookeville; sister-in-law, Nellie Hickman of Wartburg and Miriam Hickman of Winchester, VA. Burial and graveside service in Clear Creek Cemetery. [Roane County News]
VOYLES, DALLAS E., 68, Harriman, died Sept. 18, 2002 in Ashland, Ky. He was an Army Veteran and co-owner of Voyles Heating and Electric Co. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stogie Theodore Voyles and Clara Adkisson Voyles; and brother Allen and Bill Voyles. He is survived by daughter and son-in-law Cindy and Tommy Manis of Harriman; sons and daughters-in-law Greg and Jackie Voyles of Harriman and Terry and Beth Voyles of N.C.; sisters Ruby Bunts of Fla., and Irene Walls of Oliver Springs; brothers Don, Voyles, Arlen Voyles and Ronnie Voyles all of Oakdale and Lowell Voyles of Harriman; 9 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Interment was in Crab Orchard Cemetery in Oakdale. Kyker Funeral Home, Harriman was in charge of arrangements. [Morgan County News]
VOYLES, JAMES THEODORE , OF OAKDALE, PASSED AWAY APRIL 15, 2006 AT LIFE CARE OF MORGAN COUNTY. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY PARENTS JAMES WILLIAM VOYLES AND ALEEN MAYTON BEATY. MR. VOYLES WAS A VETERAN OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY. HE IS SURVIVED BY SON; JAMES OWNBY OF SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA. GRANDCHILDREN; CHANCE AND CHANDLER OWNBY OF SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA. SISTERS; DONNA JEAN FOSTER OF HEISKELL AND JUDY GAIL YOUNG OF ROCKWOOD. THREE NEPHEWS AND BEST FRIEND; JACK LINDSAY OF OAKDALE. GRAVESIDE SERVICES WILL BE TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2006 AT 2 P.M. IN THE CRAB ORCHARD CEMETERY, OAKDALE, WITH FULL MILITARY HONORS. SCHUBERT FUNERAL HOME, WARTBURG IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS. [Schubert Funeral Home]
VOYLES, RONNIE OWEN, 60, of Oakdale, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2005 in Wellington Place of Kingston. He dearly loved his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by father, Theodore "Stogie" Voyles; mother, Clara Adkisson Voyles; and brothers, Bill Voyles, Allen Voyles, Dallas Voyles and Lowell Voyles. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Lou Ann Honeycutt Voyles of Oakdale; daughters, Angie Jackson of Oakdale and Jennifer Voyles of Oakdale; grandchildren, Emma and Owen Jackson; brothers, Don Voyles and Arlen Voyles, both of Oakdale; and sisters, Ruby Bunts of Florida and Irene Walls of Oliver Springs.
Funeral service was at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, in Schubert Funeral Home chapel, Wartburg, with Bro. John Underwood officiating. Graveside service was at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Crab Orchard Church Cemetery. [Roane County News]
VOYLES, THEODORE ' STOGEY', 61, Oakdale. Survivors, wife, Clara Voyles; daughters, Mrs. Russell Pick; sons, Ronnie, Lowell, Arlen, Bill, Donald, Dallas and Allen; sisters, Mrs. George McGill, Mrs. Ralph Turner, Mrs. Emma Cash; brother, Glen Voyles. [Morgan County News dated 3/4/1965]
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