Frankie Louise Newman Oury, age 94, of Pigeon Forge, passed away Monday, August 23, 2004. She was born on November 8, 1909, to West and Nettie Benson Newman. Her mother died when Frankie was an infant, and as promised to Nettie, Frankie was raised by her grandparents Prosser and Ellen Benson. She grew up in Pigeon Forge, with sister, Cora Benson, and brothers, Walter and Bates Benson. She married Ed “Sailor Clark” Oury in 1928. They resided in Detroit, Michigan; Gatlinburg, Tennessee, where Ed was one of the first policemen; San Jose and San Diego, California; and several locations in Pigeon Forge, Frankie’s true home. From 1965 to 1989 Frankie was employed by the Sevier County School System at Pigeon Forge Elementary, where many children and coworkers were touched by her kindness. She provided needed physical nourishment as well as emotional encouragement. She gave unselfishly and loved unconditionally family, friends, and always children. Frankie “paddled her own canoe” and helped many others keep theirs afloat. She enjoyed her coffee and talking into the late hours with family and friends at her home. She was an avid reader and grew beautiful flowers. Frankie was preceded in death by sisters, Pauline Stinnett, Grace Etherton, and Blanche McCarter; brother, Pless Newman; husband, Ed Oury; and sons, Jack Oury and Eddie Oury. Special thank you to Dr. Weckesser, Terri, and office staff; Housecall home health care; Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center Sue Gibson, LPN; Ruth, day nurse; and Nathan, ICU nurse; Drs. Whiton and Frye. Also a special thank you to Johnny Myers for assisting Robert in taking mama to say goodbye to Eddie last Monday. Frankie, Mama, Nanny, you will live on in heaven and continue to bless our lives. Jenean, Leah, and Mariah will especially miss you. You were always there for us, shielding us from life’s storms. You were the light of Jane’s life, Robert will always be your little boy, and Dot has your compassionate spirit. You were the best mama, grandmother, and friend. Jesus’ light lived in you. You made the world a better place. Funeral services were held on Thursday in the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Robert E. Settle and Rev. Bill Maples officiating. Interment was held on Friday in First Baptist Church Cemetery in Pigeon Forge. Pallbearers were: John Oury, Paul Oury, Bob Bradley, Larry Brackins, Larry Stinnett, Joe Sarten, West Newman, Joe Newman, Johnny Wilson, Don Ward, Robert Grubb, and David McNabb. The family received friends on Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
Otha Rex King, age 69 of Sevierville, died Thursday, August 26, 2004. He served as a paratrooper in the United States Army from 1953 to 1964. He was preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Rhoda Myers King, brothers, Earl, Ray and Riley King, and sister Mabel Cooper. Family and friends met on Sunday at Mountain View Cemetery for graveside service and interment with Rev. Dan King officiating. Friends called at their convenience Saturday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.
Gossett, Mildred Louella Flynn, age 84, of Sevierville, died Sunday, August 22, 2004 at Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center. She was a member of Sugar Loaf Baptist Church and retired from Knoxville Glove Company. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great, great grandmother. She was preceded in death by parents, Crockett Victor and Cora Lee Sexton Flynn; brother, Lee Witt Flynn; son-in-law, James Byrge; and husband, Alfred Richard Gossett. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 in the Dotson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Garland Whaley officiating. Interment was held on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at Dupont Cemetery. The family received friends Tuesday at Dotson Funeral Home, 4838 Wildwood Road, Maryville/Seymour (865-984-5959).... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.