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MART BYRGE
Mart Byrge, 96, Lake City, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at his home.

He was born Dec. 12, 1913, in Anderson County to the late Henry and Mollie Wilson Byrge.

He was a deacon at Island Ford Baptist Church in Lake City for many years. He enjoyed hunting ginseng and spending time with his family and friends. He was a coal miner for 45 years and was a 65-year Mason, belonging to the LaFollette Lodge.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: Daughter, Della Mae Elliot; brothers, Boyde Daugherty, Luther Byrge, Harvey Byrge, Arvil Byrge, Walter Byrge; sisters, Myrtle Wilson, Ellen Guner, Emily Bowling and Ethel Lay.

He is survived by: Wife, Bonnie Byrge of Lake City; step-daughters, Kathy Foust of Lake City, Linda Musgrove of Georgia; step-sons, Verlin Foust of LaFollette, Michale Foust of LaFollete; sisters, Effie Ward of LaFollette, Evelyn Chapman of Jacksboro; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City.

Funeral service was held at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Harness and the Rev. Randy Norton officiating. A Masonic service followed.

Family and friends met at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, to go in procession for a 2 p.m. graveside service at Leach Cemetery.


ALICE AVON FREELS
Alice Avon Freels, 77, Oliver Springs, went home to be with the Lord Aug. 31, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge following a brief illness.

She was born on Sept. 15, 1932, in Terre Haute, Ind.

She had lived in Oliver Springs since 1957.

Before her retirement she was employed for 19 years by the Department of Energy at the X-10 plant in Oak Ridge.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Orville Jack Freels; parents, Arnold and Daisy Bailey Cooper.

She was thoroughly devoted to her loving family and survived by: Daughters, Donna Milen and husband Frank of Petros and Faye Stephens and husband Mark of Houston, Texas; sons, Sam Freels and wife Nina of Harriman and Jack Freels and wife Frances of Sevierville; granddaughters, Miranda White, Audrey Milen, and Donna Faye Stephens; great-granddaughter, Kylee Ruth White; and by eight step-grandchildren.

She is also survived by: Sister, Arminta Mannin of Urbana, Ill.; brother, Arnold Cooper of Monticello, Ill.; and by a host of special friends including, Debbie and Jerry Bass, Pat Duncan; and by a special grandson, Frankie Milen.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral followed at p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Terry Braden officiating.

Sharp Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com


ROY L. ‘PETE’ LEINART
Roy L. “Pete” Leinart, went home to be with God Sept. 4, 2010.

He was born July 17, 1916, in Lake City, the son of Millard and Bonnie Greene Leinart.

He was a life-long resident of Anderson County. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Clinton, where he sang in the Sanctuary Choir and taught a Junior Boy’s Sunday School Class for many years. In later years, he especially enjoyed the Adult I Sunday School Group and the Primetime XYZ Senior Group.

He was a veteran of World War II assigned to the 1080 Amphibious Engineers, serving in the European theatre. He was a member of the Coal Creek Lodge #492, a Scottish Rite 32nd degree Mason, and a member of the Kerbela Temple Shriners. After attending the University of Tennessee College of Agriculture, he was co-manager of the Norris Boat Dock. Pete later retired from ORNL where he worked as a supervisor in the maintenance division.

He was preceded in death by: First wife of 59 years, Gertrude Cobble Leinart; brothers, Mack and Joe Leinart.

He will be greatly missed by his surviving family: Wife, Thelma Holbert Leinart of Rochester Hills, Mich.; sister and brother-in-law, Lucille and Jack Hutchins of Clinton, sister, Mrs. Alvin (Irene) Fox of Clinton, and sister-in-law, Mrs. Joe (Dorothy) Leinart of Powell; nieces and nephews, Barry and Lori Hutchins of Clinton, Karen and Dennis Barreira of Clinton, Tommy and Debi Fox of Clinton, Al and Alescia Leinart of Powell, and Darla and Joel Bayless of Clinton; great-nieces and nephews; and great-great-nieces and nephews.

The family will received friends from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

A celebration of life service followed at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Stan Elliott and the Rev. Terry Baker officiating. Interment was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at Leach Cemetery in Lake City.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton was in charge of the arrangements. www.holleygamblefh.com.


FRED ‘GOAT’ CHILDS
Fred Childs “Goat,” passed away Sept. 2, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born July 1, 1930, in Clinton and was a member of Cedar Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

He loved spending time with his family and especially with his grandchildren and enjoyed time with special friends. He was well loved and will be deeply missed.

Preceded in death by: W ife, Thelma G. (Lamb) Childs; daughter, Debra Dianna Childs; parents, Reece and Nellie (Moore) Childs; son-in-law, Gene McKinney; four brothers and one sister.

Survivors: Son, Joe Childs and wife Jean; daughters, Betty Ambrose, Susan McKinney; brother, Clyde Childs and wife Barbara; sister, Lorene Davis; grandchildren, Christy Ambrose, Missy Crowe, Joey Childs, Lee Ambrose and Josh McKinney; great-grandchildren, Felicity, Logan, Cody, Emma, Jordan, Kayley, Wyatt, Ayden and Ian; a host of nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton.

Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at Cedar Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

Pastor Randy Comer and Pastor Luke Kidwell officiated.

Graveside service followed in Batley Baptist Church Cemetery.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamblefh.com


SAMMIE E. CARROLL
Sammie E. Carroll, 97, Devonia, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at his home while surrounded by his family.

He was born Sept. 7, 1913, in Anderson County.

He was a lifelong resident of Devonia.

He was employed as a coal miner for 42 years. He worked at Moores Coal Company, Buffalo Coal, Consolidated Coal, Blue Diamond Coal, and Thompson Coal Company before his retirement.

He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and was the first New River resident to become a UMWA member. He was also a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.

He was a great storyteller, who enjoyed telling stories of the past and spinning yarns about the old times. He never met a stranger and was loved by everyone. He also enjoyed gardening and canning, hunting, playing his banjo, and singing.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Lewis and Clarie Byrge Carroll; wife, Hazel Seiber Carroll; daughters, Medella Lowe and Rozella Carroll; son, James Carroll; granddaughter, Regina Foster; grandson, Alvin Lowe; son-in-law, Reafus Bunch; brothers, Dan, Hugh, Marion, Wayne, and Howard Carroll; and by sisters, Betsy Morrison and Rachel Blackwell.

He is survived by: Daughter, Omer Bunch of Petros; sons, Dolphus Carroll and wife Sue of Wartburg, Willie Carroll and wife Freida of Devonia, the Rev. Houston Carroll and wife Joyce of Clinton, and Herbie Carroll of Devonia; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and by many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and special friends.

The family received friends from 5 – 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home.

Additionally the family will receive friends from noon – 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at Shiloh Baptist Church with the funeral following at 2 p.m.

The Rev. Lee Phillips and the Rev. Murl Phillips will be officiating.

Burial and graveside services will follow at the Phillips Cemetery in Devonia.

An online guest book is available for Mr. Carroll at www.sharpfh.com. Sharp Funeral Home of Oliver Springs is in charge of arrangements.


KAREN ELAINE BRADSHAW CARDWELL
Karen Elaine Bradshaw Cardwell, 53, Oliver Springs, passed away Friday, Sept, 10, 2010, at her home.

She was born March 18, 1957, in Harriman.

She was a lifelong resident of this area.

She was employed as an accounting specialist at P.A.I. in Oak Ridge and she was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Oak Ridge.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Jack Ed Cardwell; father, Herbert Bradshaw; grandparents, Leonard and Ola Hacker and John and Maggie Bradshaw; uncles, Terry and Ronnie Hacker.

She is survived by: Mother, Mary Edna Hacker Bradshaw of Oliver Springs; brother, Steve Bradshaw of Oliver Springs; sister, Anna Marie Singleton and husband David of Harriman; nieces and nephews, Justin Bradshaw and wife Ashley, Jennifer Sexton and husband Charles and Jason Bradshaw; great-niece, Keira; and by great nephews, Gracen and Christian Bradshaw.

She is also survived by special friends, Nikki, Melissa and Donna.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home.

The funeral will follow in the funeral home chapel at 8:30 p.m. with Pastors Garvan Walls and Steve McDonald officiating.

Burial and graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

Sharp Funeral Home of Oliver Springs is in charge of arrangements.

An online guest book is available for Mrs. Cardwell at www.sharpfh.com.


RUBY GENEVA MARS
Ruby Geneva Mars, 95, Lake City, passed away Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at her home.

She enjoyed going to church when she was able. She was a former owner of a beauty shop in Oak Ridge several years ago. She and her husband enjoyed the social life of Oak Ridge in the 40’s and 50’s. She was runner-up in Miss Tennessee pageant several years ago and was chosen by the John Robert Powers Modeling Agency of New York to model for them but turned them down to travel with her husband. She had a good sense of humor and enjoyed life and her family.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Charles W. Mars; daughter, Lisa Marie Mars; parents, Martin and Nevada Parker; sisters, Pearl and Mae.

Survivors: Daughter, Jonnie Mars Gibson and husband John of Spring City; sons, Jerry Mars of Lake City, Frank Mars of Oak Ridge, James Mars of Clinton; grandchildren, Monique Gray, Suzzette Grayson, Keith Mars and Jesse Mars; great-grandchildren, Brittny, Brandi and Brenden Grayson; a host of friends.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City.

Graveside services followed at Fincastle Methodist Church Cemetery in LaFollette.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City was in charge of the arrangements. www.holleygamblefh.com.


IVADELL NEWCOMB McGLOTHIN
Ivadell Newcomb McGlothin, 95, Coalfield, passed away Monday, Sept. 6, 2010 at her home.

She was born April 23, 1915, in Roane County.

Following the marriage to her late husband, Robert Glen McGlothin, she moved to Chevrolet, Ky., and later moved back to Coalfield where she has continued to live.

After her move back to Tennessee she continued her education and earned a teaching degree from the University Of Tennessee.

She began her teaching career in 1956 at the Coalfield School where she taught for more than 25 years. She was a member of the Tennessee Retired Teachers Association.

Following her retirement she continued to be active and serve her beloved Coalfield community. She was instrumental in the organization and development of the Coalfield Senior Citizens Center where she is a charter member.

In 2008 she was honored for her many accomplishments and great contributions to Coalfield by being named the grand marshal of the Coalfield parade.

She was a faithful Christian and a devoted member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She served the church as a Sunday school teacher, vacation Bible school teacher, worked in the Women’s Missionary Union and sang in the church choir. She was also a 50-year member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #364.

In addition to her late husband, she was also preceded in death by: Son, Jim McGlothin; infant daughter, Selma Jewell McGlothin; parents, Michael Randolph Newcomb and Margaret Lucinda Davis Newcomb; and by brothers and sisters.

She is survived by: Daughter, Millie Skiles and husband Curtis of Coalfield; grandchildren; Jeff McGlothin and wife Suzanne of Pittsburg, Penn., Jan Stewart and husband Steve of Kingston, Joni Keith and husband John of Coalfield and Laurie Skiles of Nashville.

She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Glen and Gillian McGlothin of Pittsburg, Penn., and Bryson Keith of Coalfield.

The family expresses their gratitude to special friends and caregivers, Flossie Browning, Ruth Lackey and the McMahan family.

The family received friends from noon – 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at Sharp Funeral Home. The funeral followed at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor James Foster and Pastor Mack Smith officiating.

Burial and graveside services followed at Anderson Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that memorial contributions be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com


JOHNNY FRANK BUTCHER
Johnny Frank Butcher, 71, Caryville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at his residence.

He was born April 7, 1939, in Anderson County.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lake City and was a retired brick mason. He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, and spending time with family and friends. Johnny was a U.S. Army Veteran and was of the 101st Airborne.

He was preceded in death by: Father, Earl Butcher; sisters, Lila Hatmaker and Arletta Alkire.

Survivors: Wife, Joyce Raines Butcher of Caryville; son, Michael Butcher and wife Angela of Caryville; daughter, Cheryl Cook and husband, Gary of Clinton; mother, Lillie Butcher of Lake City; brother, Jackie Butcher and wife Connie of Lake City; grandchildren, Sonya Walden and Dalton Butcher; great-grandchildren, Cassidy and Blakely Walden; several nieces and nephews and host of other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lake City with the Rev. Mike Foust officiating

You may also view Johnny’s guest book at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com

Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, is in charge of arrangements.


ZELMORE HABER ‘STEVE’ BRODY
Zelmore Haber “Steve” Brody, 85, Knoxville, died peacefully Sept. 4, 2010, at his home surrounded by his adoring family. 

“Steve,” as he was known to his closest friends, was born in Knoxville Aug. 4, 1925, where he lived most of his life.

He graduated from Tennessee Military Institute in 1943. While attending military school he excelled as a Golden Gloves boxer. Steve was a World War II veteran and served in the Infantry with the 86th Division in Europe and the South Pacific. After completing his tour in the U.S. Army, he received his BS and MA from University of Tennessee and completed extensive graduate work in special education and rehabilitation. He was a certified school psychologist, licensed psychological examiner and licensed clinical specialist. He was most revered for his work in establishing special education programs throughout more than three decades as the Director of Psychological Services and Special Education for the Anderson County School System and as Director of the Daniel Arthur Rehabilitation Center in Oak Ridge. His program at the Daniel Arthur Center served as the model for such programs throughout the state.

He retired early after the tragic death of his son, Samuel Mark, in 1990. He continued to serve children and adults on a part-time consulting basis until the time of his death. While attending UT, he was a charter member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity. He was a ?member of the Oak Ridge Rotary Club where he was named as a Paul Harris Fellow; helped establish the Knox Area Epilepsy Foundation; Chairman of the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Program; former board member for the Arnstein Jewish Community Center; consultant to the National Endowment for the Arts; served as an adjunct Instructor in Special Education at UT; and was a member of Temple Beth El. 

He enjoyed many of the athletic programs at UT, especially football, which he watched from the same seats for nearly 50 years as a proud season ticket holder at Neyland Stadium. He traveled the world with his beloved wife of 59 years, Jamie (Talantis), and he always found happiness right here at home on his pontoon boat on Ft. Loudon Lake.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Sam and Lillian Brody; beloved son, Samuel Mark Brody.

He is survived by: Loving wife, Jamie; daughter, Pamela Brody Branton and son-in-law Peter Branton and their children Jonathan, David and Blue (Linden Dean); sons, Steven V. Brody, Michael D. Brody and daughter-in-law Jennifer and their children Jackson, Samantha and Chase; cousin, Shirley Jaeger; special friends, Ollie Sudderth, Larry Kincaid, Kitty Peck and James Farmer; and special puppy, Lily.

The family extends special thanks to Karen Anderson, Dr. Calvin Bard, Dr. James Cox and Dr. James A. Killefer.

Active pallbearers include: Sons, Michael and Steven; grandsons, Jonathan, David and Jackson; son-in-law, Peter; nephews, Scott Mandl and Jimmy Chido; and special friend, Bruce Zucker.

Honorary pallbearers include: Monte Millen, Paul Zarbach, Buzz Brody, Ivan Brody, Roger Frey, Barry Wolf, Johnny Gass, James Whitson, Zane Finkelstein, Victor Skalet, Alfred Robinson, David Weinstein, Greg Weinstein, Al Merlin, Mike Chase and Larry Kincaid. 

Mr. Brody requested a special invitation to his funeral services be extended to his former students and their families.

He will be forever missed and never forgotten by his family and innumerable friends whom have all been touched by his generosity, kindness and dedication to all mankind.

A memorial service was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, 6200 Kingston Pike, Rabbi Beth Schwartz officiating. Burial followed at the New Jewish Cemetery.

Honorary memorials may be made to STEP, Inc. (East TN division), which offers programs that assist children with disabilities and their families (423-639-0125 ext. 10 or www.tnstep.org), or the American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be extended at www.rosemortuary.com


PEGGY LOUISE MILLER SMITH
Peggy Louise Miller Smith, 71, Sparta, Tenn., died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at her home.

Peggy was born Sept. 12, 1938.

She was a lifelong resident of White County.

She and her husband, Jimmy Smith, owned and operated Martin Funeral Homes in Lake City and LaFollette. She retired from Mallory’s Manufacturing following 23 years of service.

She was a member of the Hickory Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star, Cold Creek Chapter.

She was preceded in death by: Parents, Euclid and Edith Miller; son, Russell E. Dodson.

She is survived by: Husband, Jimmy K. Smith; daughters, Melissa Buck and husband Jimmy, Cheryl Lack and husband Ricky and Jongee Jarvis, all of Sparta; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Turner and husband Hootie of Sparta and Katherine Williams of Chapel Hill, N.C.; brothers, Willie Miller and wife Janice, Hollis Miller and wife Mary Ruth and Jimmy Miller and wife Reba, all of Sparta.

She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, extended family members and special friends.

The family received friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, at Hickory Valley Baptist Church.

The funeral will followed at 7 p.m. at the church with Pastors, Doug Benningfield, Tim Bumbalough and Lofton Graves officiating.

Burial and graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at Highland Cemetery in Sparta.

Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

An online guest book is available at www.sharpfh.com


RUBY LEE (MULLINS) WILSON
Ruby Lee (Mullins) Wilson passed away peacefully in California Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010.

She was formerly of Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by her son, Ricky.

She is survived by: Children, James Wilson (Nona), Maggeline Phipps (Jay), Launa West, Abe Wilson (Becky) Rose Mary Lewis (Doc) Cathy Raines, Connie Lowe (Larry), Hank Wilson, Pat Maupin (Gary), Tommy McCloud, Ethel Mae (McCloud) Newbury, Shirley, Tracey, Charlene Wilson, Bobbie Jean Henry; sisters, Mildred Martin, Lucille Spivey, Imogene Aurther, Cecile Pauley; brothers, Lawrence Mullins (Wanda), Earl Mullins, James Louis Mullins; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many friends.

A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 2010.

Contact Nona Wilson at 865-426-8554 for more info.


AGNES LORENA UNDERWOOD
Agnes Lorena Underwood, 88, Lake City, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center North in Powell.

She was born May 14, 1922, in Anderson County to the late Vernon and Agnes Staples Wilson.

She was of the Baptist Faith. She enjoyed knitting, crossword puzzles, reading her Bible, and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by: Brothers, Allen, Willard, L.D., Walter, William, Gerome, and Charlie Wilson; and sisters, Eva Jones and Edna Wilson.?Survivors: Sons, William Underwood and wife Mary of Lake City,?Robert Underwood an wife Jackie of Clinton; daughters, Mary Harrell of Cleveland, Ohio,?Geneva Soles and husband Eddie of Knoxville; brother, David Wilson of Cleveland, Ohio; sister, Laura Gary of Cincinnati, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends ?Graveside service was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton with the Rev. Tom Byrge officiating.

You may also view Agnes’s guest book at www.hatmakerfuneralhome.com?Hatmaker Funeral Home, Lake City, was in charge of arrangements.


MARY RUTH HARMON WALDEN
Mary Ruth Harmon Walden, 84, Lake City, passed away Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at the Summit View Health Care Center of Lake City.

She was born Nov. 24, 1925, to the late Levi and Irene Heatherly Harmon.

She was a lifetime member of the Island Ford Baptist Church in Lake City. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, and being a homemaker. 

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by: Husband, William Walter Walden Jr.; daughter, Joyce Hannah; brothers, Oscar and Maynard Harmon; sister, Betty Foust; Great Grandson, Rylan McCall Swanner; brothers-in-law, Mart Byrge and Verlin Foust; sister-in-law, Alma Harmon

She is survived by: Sons, Garry Walden and wife Linda of Heiskell, Walter “Buddy” Walden and wife Dianne of Clinton; daughters, Janet Webb of Lake City, Dianna Sue Childs and husband Roger Leon of Clinton; brother, Hubert Harmon and wife Betty of Clinton; sisters, Bonnie Byrge of Lake City, Janie Jobe and husband Curtis of Lake City, Elizabeth Edmon and husband Floyd of Halls; sister-in-law, Betty Jane Harmon of Cleveland, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to a loving neighbor, Gary Toler. Also a special thanks to the nurses and staff of the Summit View Health Care Center of Lake City and St. Mary’s Home Health of Lafollette.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City the funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. David Phillips and the Rev. Randy Norton officiating.

Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, and go in funeral procession to the Island Ford Baptist Church Cemetery for a 2 p.m. graveside service.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City is in charge of all arrangements.


ARNOLD BYRGE
Arnold Byrge, 74, passed away Sept. 6, 2010, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

He was born Aug. 5, 1936.

He enjoyed time with his family and all his grandchildren. He was truly loved by all and will be deeply missed.

He was preceded in death by: Parents, Bratcher and Ruthie (Carroll) Byrge; sons, Eddie, Jerry and Steve Edmonds; grandsons, Kenny Marshall and Aaron Edmonds.

Survivors: Wife, Barbara Byrge; son, Robert Edmonds and wife Lisa; daughter, Patricia Hoy and husband Larry; brothers, Reddin Byrge and wife Phyllis, Goldman Byrge and wife Deatte, Melton Byrge and wife Rosie; sisters, Jane Seeber, Addie Marlow and husband Lester, Bobbie Jean Tackett, Wilma Carson and husband Timbo; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, in St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Logan, Ohio.  The Rev. Ricci Arthur will be officiating. Friends may call at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Saturday, from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, 183 E. Second St., Logan, Ohio.

On-line guest book, www.cardaras.com



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