The Mountain Press ■ Sevier County’s Daily Newspaper ■ Vol. 26, No. 280 ■ October 7, 2010 ■ www.themountainpress.com ■ 75 Cents
Unhappy birthday — two DUIs
Pigeon Forge man charged twice in less than 12 hours By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer
5Last chance to see play Passion Play in Smokies winding down its season Local, Page A2
PIGEON FORGE — A local man was in jail for his birthday Wednesday after racking up two DUI charges within a few hours. Teddy Keith Campbell, of 539 Rushbranch Road in Pigeon Forge, turned
43 Wednesday. He might not have been able to celebrate much, however, because he spent most of the day in the Sevier County Jail. In the first incident, police said at least three callers had contacted dispatchers about his erratic driving. He allegedly struck another car in the parking lot outside the Five Guys restaurant at about 5:34 p.m. Tuesday and drove away. Officers found him a short distance away; his car was damaged in the wreck. Patrolman Aaron Clark gave him a field sobriety test. Campbell failed the test, and admitted to taking two Xanax pills a few
hours earlier. Campbell was taken to the Sevier County Jail, where he was charged with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. He was released after posting $1,000 in bail. Shortly after midnight Wednesday, Patrolman Brad Lowe, also of Pigeon Forge Police Department, responded to a all about a wreck at the intersection of Lost Branch Road and West Mill Creek Road and found Campbell behind the wheel of the vehicle.. “Mr. Campbell’s speech was slow and See birthday, Page A4
Fire safety is elementary at Pi Beta Phi By ELLEN BROWN Staff Writer
5Celebrities in the news Mel Gibson’s ex opens up about abuse in People magazine Page A6
Weather Today Mostly Sunny High: 75°
Tonight Mostly Clear Low: 45° DETAILS, Page A6 Curt Habraken/The Mountain Press
Gatlinburg firefighter Amanda Ogle teaches a third-grade class about the importance of having an escape plan at home.
Obituaries Deane Williams, 73 William Lumpkins, 57 Ernest McGill, 56 Douglass Brennan, 53 Roberta Furness, 64 Ellen Englehardt, 61 DETAILS, Page A4
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Corrections Optometrist Van Moore, O.D., has his office at 1133 Fox Meadows Drive in Sevierville. Gene Price is a Knoxvillebased specialist who comes to Moore’s office in Sevierville. Moore does not have an office in Seymour. This information was incorrect in the recently Mountain Press Medical Directory. The Mountain Press regrets the errors and is glad to set the record straight.
GATLINBURG — Members of the Gatlinburg Fire Department visited Pi Beta Phi Elementary School on Wednesday to give students a lesson in fire safety in honor of Fire Prevention Week. “We come every year, and they get a five-day program,” said Amanda Ogle, Gatlinburg public education and fire safety officer. “All of the grades try on fire gear, and with each class we focus on different areas of fire safety — with the youngest, we cover the basic ‘Stop, Drop and Roll.’ It’s an hour-long presentation for each class.” The presentation for third-graders included a “personalized” smoke alarm, with Groucho Marx eyeglasses and a nose that could “smell the smoke.” Past topics for older grades have included “Watch what you heat,” which educated students on cooking hazards, and the opportunity to learn how to operate fire extinguishers properly. “We tell them that for anybody who doesn’t have a smoke alarm, the fire department will provide one and even install it. Smoke alarms are only good for 10 years,” Ogle said. “You should test it once a month, and whenever you change the time on your clock (during daylight savings), you should change your battery on your smoke alarm.” She noted that many children don’t wake up to the “beep, beep, beep” of smoke alarms because they are deeper sleepers than their parents. Because of this, families can purchase alarms that are specially programmed See phi beta phi, Page A5
PF leaders go west for sewage solutions Officials tour new wastewater plant in Murfreesboro By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer PIGEON FORGE — It’s a technology that could save millions of dollars, provide water in dry months for watering gardens and farms, and keep sewage odors out of the air. Not surprisingly, some Pigeon Forge leaders say its time
may well have come for the city. The local officials are facing a dire situation that demands they build a new wastewater treatment plant in the near future or risk a moratorium on new development as the current facility reaches its capacity. They’re hoping a system being used in Murfreesboro and Franklin might save the city both from that restriction on building and millions of dollars on a demand from a state department. The option they’re look-
“We have a big decision before us and I think it was very beneficial to make that trip. I think everyone was very impressed with their system. It is very clean technology.” — Pigeon Forge City Manager Earle Teaster
ing at uses new technology, including germ-killing ultraviolet light, to treat sewage to a point where it, according to officials in Murfreesboro, “meets most federal and state water quality standards for potable (drinking) water.”
That end product, which is called repurified water, is even treated with chlorine, just like drinking water, but that doesn’t mean you’ll get a gulp of it if you order a glass of water at a restaurant in the Middle Tennessee city. Still, the
end product is put to good use. According to the Murfreesboro Web site, the effluent is used on everything from private farms to a 400-acre plot the city bought for its dispersion to a public golf course. It’s also recycled in fountains, sprayed on gardens and can even be used to wash cars. All that not only means the city’s drinking water isn’t wasted on those other activities, it also saved the See sewage, Page A5
Marital bonds Wedding at Sevier jail may be first of its kind By STAN VOIT Editor SEVIERVILLE — During the wedding ceremony the bride-to-be said “I do,” the groom said the same, the couple kissed, and then he left for home and she returned to her jail dorm. Garry Gibson married Wanda Loretta Pittman this week in what some think was the first jail wedding of a female inmate in the new minimum security facility on Old Knoxville Highway. Jail Capt. Don Parton wasn’t sure about that, but it’s for sure that Garry Gibson will have to wait until December to have a real honeymoon
with his new wife. “We were childhood sweethearts,” he said of Pittman. “We got together after all these years. We talked about getting married, and when she got arrested she asked me to go ahead with it.” Pittman is in jail until Dec. 26 for violation of probation, Gibson said. She failed to attend a scheduled meeting with her probation officer, he said. Gibson, for his part, says he has never been in trouble. Pittman’s difficulties obviously didn’t stop him for marrying her. “I’ll miss her every day,” he said. “But I know I have to wait.” See bonds, Page A5
Garry Gibson and Wanda Pittman were married inside the Sevier County minimum security jail this week.
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Commercial building, hillsides to be discussed by Commission Workshop tonight at 7:30 By DEREK HODGES Staff Writer
From left, Eye2Sky band member Micah Cooper, Mark Pedro as Jesus, and Amber Rice, angel appear in a scene from Passion Play.
Passion Play in Smokies winding down its season Submitted Report PIGEON FORGE â€” This weekend marks the last three days of the Passion Play in the Smokiesâ€™ 2010 season. The show is being held at The Smoky Mountain Christian Village directly across Veterans Boulevard from Dollywood/Splash Country in a private, secluded setting. The production runs today through Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the gate beginning at 6:15 p.m. Suggested donation for admission has been reduced: For adults, the suggested donation is $12 (children 12 and under
free with a paying adult, otherwise $5). If bringing a canned food item for the Sevier County Food Ministries, suggested donation is $11. A pre-show concert will be presented by Eye2Sky at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tonight, a pre-show concert featuring Passion Play soloists will be presented. The Passion Play is an outdoor production and it is recommended that attendees dress warmly with temperatures expected to be in the mid-40s. The play faithfully shares with audiences the timeless story of Jesusâ€™ ministry, death, and resurrection, and
will bring new scenes, new sets, and new music to the new venue, as well as some familiar music and scenes from previous years. The Passion Play in the Smokies is a multisensory feast. The showâ€™s array of sets, authentically colorful costumes, dramatic lighting, and sound design work together to bring to life the story of Christ. The production presents the talents of gifted singers, dancers, and actors, including Mark Pedro, who portrays Jesus Christ. For more information on schedules and tickets, call 640-8903 or visit: www.passionplayinthesmokies.org.
Family of John Sellars hopes benefit will defray expenses By JEFF FARRELL Staff Writer Former district attorney general John Sellars is still in Pittsburgh, Pa., awaiting surgery that could save his life. His family is hoping that his friends and other people in the community will come together Friday to enjoy a party in his honor and to maybe give a little money to help defray expenses as he continues the long wait. Sellars has been in Pittsburgh for more than two years, awaiting multiple organ transplants. He has a rare disorder that impairs the function of his liver, and at some point he will need a transplant of a new liver, stomach, pancreas and small intestine â€” at the same time. The process has been made more difficult because Sellars has a rare blood type; the organs must be a match for the transplant to have a chance of success. Heâ€™s also competing with patients who only need liver transplants, said his sister-in-law, Kerrie Sellars. â€œI canâ€™t really give you a reason he hasnâ€™t gotten the organs,â€? she said. â€œItâ€™s in Godâ€™s hands.â€? Sellars is taking medications that help to â€œmaintain the status quo,â€? she said, but his health has declined some. Heâ€™s no longer able to work. He had surgery in March to replace a shunt; it was something his doctor had been trying to avoid. Heâ€™s still married to Lori, a woman he met after moving to Pittsburgh, and she works and helps to support him, Kerrie said. â€œTheyâ€™re very happy,â€? she said. â€œSheâ€™s very good to him.â€?
While itâ€™s been a difficult wait, heâ€™s remained in good spirits, she said. While heâ€™s not able to make the trip down here â€” if he gets he call that organs are available, he needs to leave immediately for the hospital â€” they wanted to have a party and fund raiser here for the many people who know him and still support him. They will do that at the home she shares with his brother, Ronnie, at 1129 Douglas Dam Road in Dandridge. The event will feature bluegrass music, food and more, she said.
People who want to make donations but canâ€™t attend can write a check to The Johnnie Daryl Sellars Trust Fund at any Mountain National Bank location, or call 453-9792 for more information. â€œIt amazes me, the community has just been so good and so good to the family,â€? Kerrie said. â€œI thank God for where we live.â€? Itâ€™s something John appreciates, too, even if he canâ€™t be here to see it, she added. â€œHe just reiterates that over and over again to tell everybody thank you.â€? n email@example.com
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SEVIERVILLE â€” The county may get its first rules for commercial building and development on area hillsides in the coming months, with the County Commission set to have a work session on those two matters today at 7:30 p.m. The group will take up two proposals, one from the countyâ€™s building inspections department and the other prepared by a special task force the commission created several years ago. The first of those seems likely to carry the least potential for striking up controversy, with the county leaders set to consider implementing a commercial building code drafted by the International Code Council. That document has already been implemented in each of the four local municipalities and by the state, which has also passed a law that those counties without such regulations will fall under its inspections. However, both County Mayor Larry Waters and Chief Building Inspector Chris Jenkins insist thereâ€™s no connection between that new state legislation and the countyâ€™s actions. â€œThis is something that has been in the works for several years,â€? Waters explains. â€œThe state has said that all counties without a building code will have to fall under these new rules and theyâ€™ll have to pay for the inspections. Fortunately, we were ahead of the curve on this issue. There are a lot of counties out there that are really wondering what theyâ€™re going to do.â€? Jenkins concurs, saying he was given the direction to work on a set of commercial building regulations two years ago when his department was formed. However, that directive came in a list of priorities that meant it couldnâ€™t be accomplished until now. â€œWe were told to set up the department and to work on a residential building code first,â€? Jenkins says. â€œThe County Commission approved the residential rules late last year, so we started to move forward on the commercial code. This is the natural progression the department had to take.â€? To provide some continuity for builders, who otherwise might face several different sets of rules depending on where theyâ€™re doing construction, county officials have opted to approve the International Building Code as it was written. That document is used the world over for such development and is seen as the standard for the area. If the rules are approved, those looking to build a new commercial enterprise in Sevier County will have to meet certain standards for structural soundness, handicapped accessibility, and plumbing and electrical installations. In order to ensure that happens, theyâ€™ll have to submit building plans to Jenkins and allow him or his staff to inspect the construction as it progresses. If that process has been a â€œnatural progression,â€? the one that is finally set to bring new rules on hillside development before the commission likely has been something
less. The effort to draft those regulations is older than Jenkinsâ€™ department, initiated by the hiring of a New York engineering firm to propose such ordinances in late 2006. A task force was formed shortly after that group released its report in May 2007 to look at the recommendations. Since then that group has passed a number of challenges, from heated debates over proposed regulations to losing its chairman with the passing of Rick Joyce to pushing its proposals to unanimous votes from each planning commission in the county. That last move was made surprisingly easily, something County Planner Jeff Ownby credits to regular work sessions that gave the Sevier County Planning Commission faith in both the process and the results. However, what will happen when the County Commission â€” that groupâ€™s most recent work session with the Hillsides Taskforce drew only a handful of commissioners that dwindled to just three before it ended â€” considers them is anyoneâ€™s guess. â€œI think you will have commissioners who have been involved with this process from the start who will be wholeheartedly in support of it. Then, you will have commissioners who, no matter what is proposed, will be of the mind that the county doesnâ€™t need anymore regulations, so theyâ€™ll oppose it,â€? Ownby says. â€œIt could be a real challenge to get that super majority of 17 votes that it will take to pass this.â€? That more than half-plus-one tally is required because the proposal would change the countyâ€™s rules. Among other things, it would dictate how close together structures can be built on steeply-sloped land, how big lots in those areas must be and how much natural screening must be left around the property. Like Ownby, Waters says he isnâ€™t sure how the vote will go down when the matter comes up. Still, he believes there is a general feeling that there must be some action taken. â€œI think the growth of the county has been a catalyst that has caused people to really look at how that building is happening,â€? he says. â€œAs our population has grown and as more houses have been built, you have a lot of these issues develop.â€? Neither of the proposals will be voted on at during the commissionâ€™s work session, nor its Oct. 18 regular meeting, with public notice rules mandating that it not come before the group until its November gathering. That further delay is likely frustrating to the members of the Hillsides Taskforce, which turned its work over to the county more than a year ago. Since that time, the document has been tweaked, taken a backseat to efforts to enroll the county in the National Flood Insurance Program, bounced for three months between planning commissions and, most recently, been shelved while waiting for a new County Commission to be ready to consider it. At different points in the process, Ownby has made different forecasts for when it would finally be taken up by the commission, each of which has proven false, though heâ€™s confident a decision is imminent now.
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Gatlinburg Chamber hosting round-robin tennis tourney Submitted Report GATLINBURG â€” The Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host its first round-robin tennis tournament Tuesday at Mynatt Park. The event will kick off with a tennis boot camp from 12:30-1 p.m. for new players. All proceeds from the event benefit the foundation, which funds annual school donations, scholarships, programs like the Teacher Supply Closet, professional education opportunities and more.
Registration begins at noon, and the tournament will begin at 1. after a group lesson taught by G. Webb of the Tennis Corner. The tournament will be a mixed doubles, round robin format with short sets. The cost to enter a team of two is $50, and court signs can be sponsored for $30. Those who need players for a team can call Webb at 368-3433. To enter a team or become a sponsor, call Erin Moran at the Gatlinburg Chamber at 436-4178. Event brochures can be found at the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce.
community calendar Editorâ€™s Note: The community calendar is printed as space permits. Items must be submitted at least five days in advance. Only noncommercial, public events held in Sevier County will be considered. To place an item phone 428-0748, ext. 214, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Items may be faxed to 453-4913.
thursday, oct. 7 Arthritis Exercise
Arthritis exercise classes 9:30-10:30 a.m., Extension office, Mondays & Thursdays in October. 453-3695.
Celebrate Recovery free meal 5 p.m. and meeting at 6 p.m. Thursdays, Kodak United Methodist Church. http://crkodak.com or 9335996.
Anna Porter Public Library toddler program for 2-3-year-olds, 10:30-11 a.m. 436-5588.
Medic blood drive 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Gatlinburg First Baptist. Bloodmobile.
Womenâ€™s Bible Study
Garlands of Grace womenâ€™s Bible study: n 10 a.m. UMC Pigeon Forge n 2 p.m. Blue Mountain Mist B&B, Pullen Road n 6:30 p.m. Sevierville UMC, Conference Room 850-4685.
Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries provides hot meals 5:30-6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Sevierville and Kodak United Methodist Church in Kodak.
Right To Life
Sevier County Right to Life will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Pigeon Forge Library. 908-2689.
TOPS weight loss chapter meets at 6 p.m., Parkway Church of God in Sevierville. 755-9517 or 429-3150.
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English Mountain Tractor and Gas Engine Show and swap meet today and Saturday at Chipâ€™s Antiques, 3950 Newport Highway. Free vendor space available. 2548027.
Angel Food orders: n 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Gum Stand Baptist Church, 3031 Veterans Blvd. 429-2508.
St. Joseph the Carpenter Episcopal Church barbecue dinner 6-8 p.m. $8, Tickets available from church members or by calling 4530943.
Northview Primary School Fall Family Festival 6-9 p.m. Includes games, bounce house, giant slide, rock wall, dinner and concessions, book fair.
Kodak Story Time
Preschool story time 11 a.m. Kodak Library. 9330078.
John Sellars, former local assistant district attorney, has been diagnosed with a need for multiple organ transplantation. A benefit to help with medical costs is 6 p.m. at the home of Ronnie and Kerrie Sellars 1129 Douglas Dam Rd. Dandridge. Live entertainment, food and fun, free of charge. Donations accepted now at all locations of Mountain National Bank. 453-9792.
Ogles Chapel Community Church, Jayell Road, community yard sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Saturday.
saturday, oct. 9 Rook Tournament
Rook tournament begins at 8 a.m., Rocky Waters Motor Inn, 333 Parkway, Gatlinburg. 233-4569.
Yard sale, auction and cookbook sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Store No. 19, Red Roof Mall, Pigeon Forge. 654-2684.
Church Craft Show
Smoky Mountain Christian Church second annual craft show 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 125 South Blvd. Crafters wanted. 453-6031.
Church Fall Festival
Wears Valley United Methodist Church fall festival 8-3. Includes rummage sale, crafts, pottery, antiques, baked goods and lunch. 429-4412.
Seymour First Baptist Churchâ€™s fall rummage sale 8 a.m. in gym. Donations of large items can be dropped off at church, or call 577-1954 for pick-up.
Free shoes and clothing given to needy families and free car wash, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mountain View Baptist Church, Goose Gap Road.
Medic blood drive 8 a.m.1 p.m. Sevier Farmers Co-op, 321 W Main Street. Bloodmobile.
Sevier County Right to Life yard sale 9-3 next to Rustic Furniture, Wears Valley Road in Pigeon Forge. Donations of items accepted. 908-2689 or 9081968 for drop-off places. Individual set-up fee $15. Fall Festival fundraiser for Alzheimerâ€™s 11-2, Wellington Place, 1020 Middle Creek Road, Sevierville. Live music, antique cars, cake walk, concessions, jewelry sale, bake sale. Donations of jewelry needed. 774-2221.
Trinity Full Gospel
Trinity Full Gospel Church, Thomas Cross Road, gospel sing 7 p.m. featuring Soul Seekers, Glory Land Travels, Danny Sizemore, Trinity Singers.
Anna Porter Public Library free showing at 6:30 p.m. of â€œShutter Island.â€? 436-5588.
Gatlinburg Garden Club
The American Legion Post 202 near Gatlinburg Police Department and the Gatlinburg Post Office, potluck dinner and meeting 6:30 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sevierville Lodging Association meets at 9 a.m., River Plantation Conference Center, 1004 Parkway. 908-1309.
friday, oct. 8 Church Fall Festival
Wears Valley United Methodist Church fall festival today and Saturday 8-3. Includes crafts, pottery, antiques, baked goods and lunch. 429-4412.
American Legion Post 202 Gatlinburg indoor yard/craft sale 8-3 today and Saturday. Tables $15 per day or $20 for two days. Concessions available. E-mail: americanle-
Editorâ€™s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail. All people listed within this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. u Anthony Alva Baldwin, 23, of 213B Maryville Highway in Seymour, was charged Oct. 5 with violation of probation. He was released. u Erica Lynn Bentley, 34, of 929 Candy Tuft Road in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 5 with criminal trespass. She was being held. u Frank Patrick Brownlee, 21, of 111 W. Holly Ridge in Gatlinburg, was charged Oct. 5 with a second count of violation of probation. He was released on $2,500 bond. u William Alan Buchanan, 49, of 916 Eslinger Court in Kodak, was charged Oct. 5 with violation of probation. He was being held. u Donald Anton Busha II, 29, of 1251 Old Newport Highway in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 6 with reckless driving, violation of implied consent law and DUI. He was released on $5,000 bond. u Teddy Keith Campbell, 42, of 539 Rushbranch Road in Pigeon Forge, was charged Oct. 5 with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. He was released on $1,000 bond. u Teddy Keith Campbell, 43, of 539 Rushbranch Road in Pigeon Forge, was charged Oct. 6 with a second count of DUI. He was being held. u Flores Castro, 29, of 1305 Ernest McMahan Ave. #3 in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 5 with vandalism. He was released. u John Dale Epperson, 19, of 451 W. Mill Creek Road Lot 19 in Pigeon Forge, was charged Oct. 5 with violation of probation. He was released. u Trina Elaine Glanton,
37, of Newport, was charged Oct. 5 with violation of probation. She was released. u Jonathan Ray Lester, 34, of Adairsville, Ga., was charged Oct. 6 with possession of a schedule II substance. He was being held in lieu of $20,000 bond. u Delaney Edward Marcum, 25, of 406 N. Rogers Road in Seymour, was charged Oct. 5 with driving on a suspended license, seat belt law and financial responsibility law. He was being held in lieu of $2,500 bond. u Jami Lynn Martin, 25, of 1125 Jama Drive in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 5 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court and violation of probation. He was being held. u Robert Alexander Mason IV, 31, of 522 Ownby Drive in Gatlinburg, was charged Oct. 5 with failure to appear and a circuit court warrant. He was released on $10,000 bond. u Joseph Richards Merrell, 26, of 2626 Fisherman St. in Kodak, was charged Oct. 6 with financial responsibility law, a second count of DUI and driving on a suspended license. He was being held in lieu of $7,500 bond. u Willie Bill Napier, 35, of 896b McCampbell Way in Kodak, was charged Oct. 5 with violation of pre-trial release bond conditions. He was being held in lieu of $1,000 bond.
u Aaron Ray Nelson, 26, of 606 Cedar Road in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 6 with a misdemeanor warrant from general sessions court. He was being held. u Martin W. Reinhofer, 47, of 2235 Cole Creek Road in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 6 with a second count of DUI and driving while revoked. He was being held. u Matthew Stephen Rice, 30, of 2139 Highland Acres in Gatlinburg, was charged Oct. 5 with violation of probation. He was being held. u Misty Rose Sanders, 33, of 547 Emerald Ave. in Kodak, was charged Oct. 5 with possession of a schedule II substance and bringing contraband into jail. She was being held. u Caleb Lance Trentham, 23, of 416 Rocky Top Way in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 5 with DUI. He was being held in lieu of $3,500 bond. u Ronald Ray Whisnant, 38, of 1024 Little Alpine Road in Seymour, was charged Oct. 6 with simple possession and violation of open container laws. He was being held in lieu of $2,500 bond. u Thomas Randall White, 26, of 139 Finey Way in Sevierville, was charged Oct. 5 with violation of probation. He was released. 5.==F 5 < 2C2?F 1 B? .F !$
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William H. Lumpkins William H. (Tank) Lumpkins age 57 of Pigeon Forge, TN went to be with Jesus on Thursday September 30, 2010, unexpectedly. He was a charter member of the Duffield Virginia Lions Club Bill was born in Manchester, Tennessee and graduated from Church Hill High School in 1971. He was employed for several years in Motel/Hotel management and was currently employed by Pigeon Forge Fun Time Trolleys. He loved football, playing his guitar, singing and spending time with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, William C. Lumpkins. Survivors include his loving wife, Louise Lumpkins; mother, Margie Lumpkins; sons, Todd Lumpkins, Mike DeBord and wife, Leann, Darrell DeBord and wife, Jeannie; granddaughters, Macy Lumpkins, Sara DeBord; step-grandchildren, Emily, Carrie and Joseph; sister, Bonnie Christian and husband, Alan; brothers, Eddie Lumpkins and wife, Patricia, Tim Lumpkins and wife, Sheila, Randy Lumpkins and wife, Kris; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church in Church Hill with Rev. Donald Hardin, Jr. officiating. In lieu of flowers donations made be made to American Diabetes Association 211 Center Park Drive-Suite 3010 Knoxville, TN. 37922 or to Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation P.O. Box 650309 Dallas TX 75265-0309. Rawlings Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.
Deane (Ogle) Spicer Williams, age 73 of Sevierville, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 12:45 p.m. from cancer while at home under the care of Caris Hospice. She was born on November 30, 1936 in Sevierville, TN. She formerly resided in Detroit, MI in the late 50â€™s and early 60â€™s as well as Dandridge, TN for 20 years before returning to Sevierville in 2006. Mrs. Williams became a member of First Baptist Church, Sevierville as a youth. She was active as long as her health permitted including having served in WMU, Keeping in Touch, and Disaster Relief ministries. She made mission trips in the later years of her life. While married to Ned S. Williams she enjoyed membership at First United Methodist Church, Sevierville, where she served in the United Methodist Womenâ€™s Club. She was a graduate of SCHS and Knoxville Business School; she was employed as a bookkeeper in Detroit, MI and as a secretary at Southern Casting Company in Sevierville. She was a member of the Manthano Club where she served as president for six years. She was a charter member of the Sevierville Garden Club and also served as president. She often received award ribbons for her floral displays including placement in the recent October 1 competition. She was an avid gardener, cook and baker. Although she specialized in baked goods her love was cake decorating, catering and entertaining. She traveled extensively throughout Europe with her last trip being to the Holy Land. She was preceded in death by her husband Ned S. Williams, ex-husband Robert Spicer, mother Bergie M. (Whaley) Ogle, father John L. Ogle, brother Tommy Ogle, and twin brother Gene Ogle. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn Spicer Foreman and William A. Foreman of Atlanta; son and daughter-in-law, Robert J. Spicer and Samantha Cogdill Spicer of Sevierville; stepdaughters, Susan Arnold and husband JT of Sevierville, Marcy DeLozier of Knoxville; grandchildren, Rachael Ann Spicer, Rebecca Jaine Spicer, both of Sevierville; step-grandchildren, Brandon S. and Nichole S. Foreman, Ryan C. and Lindsay C. Foreman, Amanda C. Foreman, all from the Atlanta area, Betsy (Arnold) and Jason Woods of Knoxville, Raellen (Arnold) and Greg Simpson of Knoxville, Laura (Arnold) and Mike Davis of Atlanta, Robert DeLozier of Knoxville, Ned and Claire DeLozier of Knoxville; brother and sister-inlaw, Carroll and Vonda Ogle; sister, Irene Collier; nephews, Steve and Aundie Collier, Don Collier, Brent and Ashley Collier; nieces, Kay (Collier) and John Pittman, Amy (Ogle) Branch, Jama (Ogle) and Darrin Hall, Serena Gilbert; several cherished great-nephews and nieces and great-great-neices and nephews; numerous cherished and special friends. Thank you to her caregivers Janice Rutherford and Caris Hospice for loving and caring for our mother and showing her your love. You have been invaluable to us. Funeral service 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Sevierville with Rev. Jerry Hyder and Rev. Bruce Adams officiating. Interment will follow in Pigeon Forge Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. Florist: Flowers By Melissa
Roberta D. Furness
Dorothy Kobierwoski, Catherine Stockage, Marie Landkamer (Jim), all of Philadelphia; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her many friends and extended family from The Incredible Christmas Place and Markhill Village. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her honor to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 144 Wears Valley Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. Cremation arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home.
Roberta D. Furness, 64 of Sevierville, formerly of Philadelphia, Pa. and Kent, Ohio, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 at UT Medical Center due to complications from Alzheimer â€™s. She was of Catholic faith and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her most beloved father Dan Oberholtzer and mother Hazel (Harris), brother Montie Oberholtzer, and mother and father-in-law Stella and William J. Furness, Sr. She is survived by her best friend, caretaker, and husband of 43 years William J. Furness, Jr.; daughter Patricia Couture of Sevierville; son n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com Master Gunnery Sergeant William J. Furness USMC and Ellen Englehardt wife Nanae of Okinawa, Japan; Ellen Englehardt, 61 of grandchildren MacKenna and Sevierville, passed away sudCastle Couture, Thomas and Lisa Furness; sisters-in-law denly in her sleep at home on Jean Oberholtzer of Kent, OH, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. She was a devoted moth-
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slurred. His eyes were droopy, his body movements were very slow, and he had great difficulty with his balance when I had him exit his vehicle,â€? Lowe wrote. Campbell subsequently failed his field sobriety tests, and was returned to the Sevier County Jail, where he was being held on a second charge of DUI. He was still being
held at the jail Wednesday afternoon. Deputy Chief Larry McMahan, who oversees the jail, said that the jail require a minimum four-hour stay for people who are allegedly under the influence when they arrive at the jail. â€œUsually what happens is they bring somebody in and they hold them a minimum of four hours.,â€? he said. Campbell was brought in shortly after his arrest and was released at 10:30
Ernest Dale McGill
Ernest Dale â€œSlowrideâ€? McGill, age 56, of Gatlinburg, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2010. He was preceded by his father Ernest Frank McGill and grandson Skyler Storm Stinnett. Survivors include his mother, Jeannette McGill; children, Susan Marie McGill-Armstrong and husband Terry R. Armstrong, Donald McGill, Kevin Loveday, Jordan Griffin, Brandon Stinnett, Naomi McGill and Amanda Floyd; sisters, Cookie McGill and Steve Phillips and Chasidy, Sissy McGill and Catman Teasley; brother, Scott McGill and wife Danielle; several grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to benefit the family to Atchley Funeral Home. Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. David Carver officiating. Interment will follow in Oldhamâ€™s Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Friday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com
Douglass Eugene Brennan
Douglass (Doug) Eugene Brennan, age 53 of Gatlinburg, TN, died Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at his residence of a massive heart attack. He was the son of Richard and Martha (Dick and Marty) Brennan. He was preceded in death by his brother Michael Brennan and grandparents William and Anita Brennan of CA, and Richard and Mary Houser of Gatlinburg. Everybody was his brother. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his Loving wife Kaye Brennan; sons, Jacob of Pensacola, FL and Jonathan of Gulf Shores, AL; wonderful daughters-in-law, Elisabeth and Rachel; devoted sister-in-law Faye McKinney (Kayeâ€™s twin) and husband Dave McKinney; grandchild Cruz; step-children B. J. Withrow and Leann; stepgrandchildren Ciera, Lily, Schaeffer and Griffin. Cremation arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. n www.atchleyfuneralhome.com
er and wife and the light of her grandchildrenâ€™s lives, Alexandra, Bethany, Christian, Amelia, Ella, Adam Jr. and Nicholas. She is predeceased by her father, George Smithberg and her granddaughter, Madison, and survived by her husband, Dennis, her sons, Gregg, Adam and James and their families, her mother, Sonia Smithberg, her sister Toby Hascheck and numerous nieces and grand
nieces. Family and friends will meet 10 a.m. Friday at Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens for graveside service and interment. Pastors Ron Arnold and Richard Bowman will officiate. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Atchleyâ€™s Smoky Mountain Chapel, Pigeon Forge.
p.m., after making bond. McMahan said he could have been released to a bondsman or to someone else if another party paid the bail. Jail staff can hold a person to stay in the jail for longer than the four-
hour minimum if they believe the person could be a danger to themselves or others, but will typically release them to a bondsman or another person, he explained.
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