Karns Lions Club loses longtime member, Joe Dailey

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Joe M. Dailey’s family will receive friends today (1/7) with burial tomorrow. He was a member of the Karns Lions Club for 58 years, serving as president, district governor, and council chair for the Tennessee Lions. He retired from ORNL-X-10 after 38 years of service. He leaves wife Jackie and many family and friends. The Karns Lions Club will serve as honorary pallbearers, according to his obituary.


Carroll Junior Southards, 86, was a popular UT teacher of agricultural biology from 1965-74. In 1974, he became professor and head of the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, The Institute of Agriculture. During his career he served on state and national panels and was counselor to the UT system president from 1979-81. Services are planned for Friday, Jan. 11, at Smith Trinity Chapel in Blount County.

Kenneth Wayne McKinnon, 63, of Sevierville, turned his U.S. Air Force training into a career and an opportunity to help others. A fighter pilot from 1979-88, he retired from FedEx after 25 years of service, where he was also a pilot. Mr. McKinnon was a hands-on supporter of Village of Hope mission work in Ghana and made several trips to offer aid, according to his obituary.

Doris Greene Seymour, 80, of Maynardville, served as the Clerk and Master of Union County Chancery Court for 24 years. She is survived by husband of 49 years, Walter Seymour; son, Mark Seymour; and daughter Maria Seymour, all of Maynardville, and many other family and friends. Obituary information here.

Patricia Dutton Murphy, 69, of Harriman, served as assistant district attorney for the 9th Judicial District of Tennessee for many years. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William and Jennifer Murphy of Oak Ridge. Obituary information here.

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