Obituaries Published in January 5th Editon

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VERLIE MASON

Verlie Mason, 75, of Pioneer, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. Born April 2, 1941 in Scott County, TN she was the daughter of Frank Mason and Ronea Lawson Mason. Verlie was a member of the Straight Fork Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her infant son: Donald Mason, and two sisters: Nova and Nola Mason.

Survivors include two sisters: Ofa and Opal Lowe; special niece: Janetta Newport and husband Kevin; special nephew: Douglas Mason, all of Straight Fork; special friend: Dylan Cromwell of Huntsville; as well many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 20 at 8 P.M. in the Chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with bro. Stacey Griffith officiating. Music was provided by Bill Miller.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, December 21 at 11 A.M. in the Smoky Creek Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Douglas Mason, Parker Smiddy, Peyton Mason, Arlen Lowe and Dylan Cromwell.

You may sign the online guest book at www.westmurleyfh.net.

West-Murley Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

ANNIE REBECCA DUPREE SMITH

Annie Rebecca Dupree Smith, 93, of Oneida passed away December 20, 2016 at her home following a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of the late Arlie and Ila Mae Myatt Dupree.

She was a born again Christian of the Baptist faith and a member of New Haven Missionary Baptist Church, and, along with her husband, Ralph Espy "Smitty" Smith, Sr. owned and operated Smith's Market and Variety Store (also known as the "fish store") of the High Point community for 43 years and together they helped raise their son Lewis's three children who were her pride and joy.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years Ralph Espy "Smitty" Smith, Sr., her son, Lewis Henry Smith, two brothers and their wives Clifton (Goldie) of Willow Springs, NC and Willis (Novie) Dupree of Louisburg, NC, brothers-in-law Layton Denson of Willow Springs, NC and Talmage Walton of Youngsville, NC, and sisters-in-law Flonnie Webb Stephens, Alta Webb, Cornelia Rosser, Arizona and Cassie Smith, all of Oneida, and Ada Lee Dupree of Youngsville, NC.

Survivors include her son, Ralph Espy Smith, Jr (Catharine) of Tucson, AZ; grandchildren Kanoa Smith King and boyfriend LA Evans, Jr of Oneida, Richard Terry Smith of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Billie Diane Smith Stetar (Dereck) of Kamloops, BC, seven great-grandchildren Gabe, Will, and Maggie King of Oneida, and Rose, Jasmine, Garrett, and Caleb Stetar of Kamloops, BC; brother, Fred Dupree of Angier, NC; sisters, Willie Mae (Howard) Mills of Apex, NC, Mary Belle Denson of Willow Springs, NC, Emma Penny Walton of Youngsville, NC, and Nellie (LH) Williams of Fuquay, NC, and many nieces, nephews, relatives, church family, and friends.

Funeral service were conducted Friday, December 23 at 1 P.M. at the New Haven Missionary Baptist Church with bro. John Vernon Thompson, Sr. officiating. Music was provided by the New Haven Missionary Baptist Church Choir.

Burial followed in the Smith-Forbis Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Terry Smith, Johnny Webb, David Webb, R. H. Webb, Chris Allen and Jr. Evans.

You may sign the online guest book at www.jonesandsonfh.net.

Jones & Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

ROGER MACARTHUR PEMBERTON

Roger MacArthur Pemberton, 74, of Madisonville, formerly of Sunbright, passed away Friday, December 23, 2016 at Sweetwater Hospital.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Germany. He was a member of the Apostolic Church of Madisonville and a former member and trustee of the Atlanta West Pentecostal Church in Lithia Springs, GA.

Preceded in death by parents, Fred and Beatrice Musgrove Pemberton; sister, Joan Kennedy.

Survivors: daughters and son-in-law, Nathalie Whitener, of Dallas, GA, Shauna Pemberton-Bartelt and Andrew Bartelt, of Hiram, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Nathan and Rebecca Pemberton, of Douglasville, GA; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Stell, Ashelyn Pemberton-Bartelt, Skylar Whitener, Tristan Whitener, Stephanie, Lydia and Alexis Pemberton; sister, Freda Medina, of Hayward, California; brother, Anthony Pemberton, of Harriman; mother of his children, Pamela G. Pemberton, of Dallas, GA. and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, December 29 at 7 P.M. at the New Life Apostolic Church, in Wartburg with Rev. Larry Keltner officiating.

Interment was held Friday, December 30 at 11 A.M. at the Helenwood Cut Cemetery in Helenwood with military honors.

Memorials may be made to: the Tupelo Children's Mansion, Tupelo, MS.

Biereley-Hale Funeral Home in Madisonville was in charge of the arrangements and local arrangements by Jones & Son Funeral Home in Oneida.

SHARON KAY HOWARD MASSENGALE

Sharon Kay Howard Massengale, 70, of Pioneer passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2016 in Knoxville. Born February 23, 1946 to the late James Howard, Sr. and Florence Varney Howard.

She was a member of the Capitol Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sisters, Blanche Owney, Ann Hodges, Elsie Daniels, Maxine Browning, and Geneva Curtis; brothers, James Howard, Jr. and Glenn Howard.

Survivors include her husband, Tommy Massengale; three daughters, Sheri Wilson, Deborah Massengale, and Kim Massengale and partner, Kim Bailey; six grandchildren, Cindy Russelburg, Cory Wilson and wife, Brandi, Todd Wilson, Praylee Harris, Caylen Harris, and Christa Harris; great-grandson, Brody Russelburg; sister, Doris Kline; and many other special nieces, nephews, family members, and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Friday, December 30 at 8 P.M. in the Chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with bro. Dewayne Lawson and bro. Bobby Massengale officiating. Music was provided by the Lloyd family.

Graveside service were held Saturday, December 31 at 11 A.M. at the Fairview Memorial Gardens in Fairview.

Family and friends served as pallbearers.

You may sign the online guest book at www.westmurleyfh.net.

West-Murley Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

PAMELA JEAN MASON

Pamela Jean Mason, 57, of Huntsville passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. She was born August 22, 1959 in Scott County to the late Wiley Gibson and Phyllis Mason Gibson.

She was a member of the Royal Blue Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Grandparents: Phillip and Lilly Mason; aunt: Wilma Jean Day.

Survivors include her children, Shane Mason, Steven Mason and fiance Becky; granddaughter: Leighton Mason; brother: Scott Mason and wife Brenda; several nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, December 26 at 12 Noon in the Chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home in Huntsville with bro. Jerry Chitwood and bro. David "Blue" Day officiating. Music was provided by Jakes Branch singers.

Burial followed in the Campbell Memorial Gardens in Jacksboro, TN.

Pallbearers were: Shane Mason, Steve Mason, Brandon Anderson, Jared Adkins, Jody Day and Scott Mason.

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to: Pamela Jean Mason Memorial Fund, c/o Four Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 410, Huntsville, TN 37756

You may light a candle tribute in her honor by visiting www.fouroaksfuneralhomes.com.

Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville was in charge of the arrangements.

CLOVIS HENRY

Clovis Henry, 77, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016, at his home in Robbins. Born in Brimstone community on March 10, 1939, he was the son of the late Kaywood and Nellie Harness Henry.

He was a member of the Slick Rock Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife: Gloria Duncan Henry; son: Clovis Meran Henry; mother-in-law and stepfather-in-law; Ruth and Eddie Huckelby; sisters; Emma Lee Henry and Dolly Sexton: brothers; Elmore Henry, Claude Henry, London Harness and Jake Henry.

Survivors include his daughters: Cloetta King and husband Eric of Helenwood, and Michelle Ipock and husband Billy of Robbins; five grandchildren: Amber Smith and husband Tyler of Gatlinburg, Joshua King, and Brittany King all of Helenwood, and Logan Ipock and April Ipock of Robbins; two great-granddaughters: Chloe King and Autumn Smith; sisters; Geneva Griffith, Dorothy Lowe, Corene Lowe, Oma Robbins and husband Gerald; sister-in-law; Betty Henry; special niece: Amy Moffett; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 27 at 8 P.M. in the Chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home in Huntsville, with bro. Charles Webb and bro. David Webb officiating. Music was provided by Lora Beth Lowe and Scotty Harness.

Graveside service were held Wednesday, December 28 at 1 P.M. in the Sexton Cemetery of Brimstone.

Pallbearers were family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to: Clove Henry Memorial Fund, c/o Four Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 410, Huntsville, TN 37756.

You may light a candle tribute in his honor by visiting www.fouroaksfuneralhomes.com.

Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville was in charge of arrangements.

MAUDIE CROSS LOWE

Maudie Cross Lowe, 89, of Huntsville passed away Friday, December 23, 2016 at her home. She was born July 16, 1927 in Scott County to the late Andrew and Celia Massengale Cross.

She was a member of River View Missionary Baptist Church. Maudie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roland Lowe; son-in-law: Earl Sherritze daughter-in-law: Patty Jeffers Lowe; brother-in-law: Rev. Leon Byrd.

Survivors include her children: Loretta Sherritze, of Knoxville, Dennie Lowe, Dwayne Lowe and wife Carol all of Oneida; two grandsons: Travis Lowe and wife Amber of Knoxville, Blake Lowe and wife Shannon of Athens; three great-grandchildren: Levi, Brylee and Sawyer Lowe; step-grand daughter: Lesley Strunk and husband Heath of Oneida; three step-great grandchildren: Dallan Phillips, Jaleigh and Brylee Strunk; sister: Minnie Byrd of Huntsville; special friend: Glenis Lowe of Springfield, OH.; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, December 29 at 12 Noon at the River View Missionary Baptist Church in Smokey Junction with bro. Dudley Harness officiating. Obituary was read by Blake Lowe.

Music was provided by the Mason Family and Beatrice Lowe.

Burial followed in the River View Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Travis, Chad, Delford, Larry and Ray Lowe, Chester and Leslie Byrd, and Odale Cross.

You may light a candle tribute in her honor by visiting www.fouroaksfuneralhomes.com.

Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville was in charge of the arrangements.

MICHAEL EDWARD HOWARD

Michael Edward Howard, 47, of Pioneer, passed away December 26, 2016. Born October 12, 1969, in Harlan County, KY, he was the son of the late Hubert and Myrtle Barker Howard. He was a member of the East Calhoun Church of God in Dalton, GA.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by an infant son: Cody Howard; one brother: Richard Howard; and three infant sisters: Carolyn, Linda, and Diana Howard.

Survivors include his wife: Melissa Wright Howard; three children: Michael Howard, Brandon Howard, and Michaela Howard; step-daughter: Megan Ayers; brother: Donnie Howard; sister: Myrna Napier; father-in-law and mother-in-law: James and Diana Wright; sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Brent and Lore Phillips; special friends: Jack Campbell and Zane Chambers; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends;

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 31 at 2 P.M. in the Chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home in Huntsville, with bro. Jerry Chitwood officiating. Music was provided by the Jakes Branch Baptist Church Choir.

Burial followed in the Chambers Cemetery in Straight Fork community.

Pallbearers were family and friends.

You may light a candle tribute in his honor by visiting www.fouroaksfuneralhomes.com.

Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville was in charge of the arrangements.

CHARLES EVERETT PRICE

Charles Everett Price, 87, of Kingston, passed away at home with family Thursday, December 22, 2016.

He had major cancer surgery in 2010 and was disabled afterwards but his mind was sharp and he was able to live in his home of 50 years in Kingston. He was born June 22, 1929, in Columbia. Charlie graduated from Loudon High School in 1947. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1951 with a B.S. in agricultural engineering. He took some graduate courses at Purdue University. He was a registered professional engineer in Indiana and Tennessee. After graduation from UT, Charlie worked in Indianapolis for Stewart Warner Corp., designing aircraft heat exchangers. In 1955 he went to work for GE in Shelbyville, Ind., designing industrial heating equipment. He got some experience with computers in the late 1950s, then pursued a career in that field and came to work for Union Carbide Corp. in Oak Ridge in 1963 and had both technical and management assignments at all three of the DOE facilities K-25, X-10, and Y-12. Charlie retired from that work in 1992. Charlie had a lifelong interest in fishing and hunting and collected antique fishing tackle and guns. He grew up on a Loudon County farm in Matlock Bend along the Tennessee River which gave him an opportunity to develop and enjoy these hobbies. Charlie participated in a professional association for computing and wrote some journal articles. He was a member of the Parker Gun Collector Association and served as newsletter editor for a time. He wrote some magazine articles and books about Parker guns. He was inducted into the inaugural PGCA Hall of Fame class of 2014 and was a noted expert. Charlie and Elma joined the Kingston United Methodist Church when they moved to Kinston in 1963.

He was preceded in death by parents, Lee Dennis Price and Rosalie Bengel Price.

Survivors include his wife, Elma Pemberton Price; brother, James F. Price PhD and the late Norma Price of Plantation Point, GA.; sons and daughters-in-laws, Daniel Allen Price and Debbie Hedgecock Price of Huntsville, AL., and David P. Price DDS and Melody Marsalis Price of Lillington, N.C.; grandchildren, Brandon Allen Price (Amanda), Natalie Anne Richardson (Scott), Dillon James Price, Meredith Lee Price, Mollie Elizabeth Cannady (Jim) and Marshall David Price (Anne); great-grandchildren, Temple Lee Cannady, Palmer James Cannady, Rylee Scott Price, Rosalie Anne Richardson and Bella Ruth Price; special family friend, Karen Atchley; and the loving care given for Charlie and Elma for the last 6 years.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 31 at 11 A.M. in the Chapel of Kyker Funeral Home, Kingston, Rev. Sue Lynn Johnson of Kingston United Methodist Church officiated; Brandon Allen Price, grandson of Charles Price spoke.

Burial was held Saturday, December 31 at 2 P.M. at Mossop Memorial Cemetery, Huntsville.

JEFFERY LYNN OWENS

Jeffery Lynn Owens, 57, passed away suddenly Saturday, December 31, 2016, at his home in Lafollette. He was born on May 27, 1959 in Campbell County to the late Brother Thomas Owens and Mildred Lloyd Owens.

He was a member of Pioneer Baptist Church in Pioneer, Tennessee.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother: Scotty Owens.

Survivors include his wife: Janice Newport Owens of Lafollette; son: Shon and wife Jennifer of Charlotte, N.C.; daughter: Jessica Crabtree and husband Lance of Lafollette; granddaughter: Kendell Crabtree; brother: Donnie and wife Annette of Jacksboro; three sisters: Betty and husband Billy Wayne Byrd of Elk Valley, Valerie and husband Finley Byrd of Elk Valley, Kathy and husband Buck Lane of Elk Valley; several nieces, nephews, and many other family and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 3 at 7 P.M. in the Chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home in Huntsville. Bro. David Chambers officiated and Johnny Adkins provided the Eulogy. Music was provided by Pioneer Baptist Church Choir.

Graveside services was held Wednesday, January 4 at 10 A.M. in the Pine Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Shon Owens, Lance Crabtree, Wayne Byrd, Noah Lay, Michael Stanley, Jeff Newport, and Lee Riseden.

You may light a candle tribute in his honor by visiting www.fouroaksfuneralhomes.com.

Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville was in charge of the arrangements.

JOEY LEE CROSS

Joey Lee Cross, 32, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017 at his home in Huntsville. He was born on January 4, 1984 in Scott County to Henry Robert Cross and Darlene Gibson Harp.

He is preceded in death by his Grandparents: Ermon and Marie Gibson and John and Belle Cross.

Survivors include his father, Henry Robert Cross; his mother: Darlene Harp and husband David; brother: Daniel Cross and wife Amanda; sister: Tammie Daugherty and husband David; two stepsisters: Lisa Meadows and husband Clint, and Starla Boshears, as well as several nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, January 4 at 7 P.M. in the Chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home in Huntsville with Reverend Jessie Gibson officiating.

Graveside service will be held Thursday, January 5 at 1 P.M. in the Cooke Cemetery in Huntsville.

You may light a candle tribute in his honor by visiting www.fouroaksfuneralhomes.com.

Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville is in charge of the arrangements.

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