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N. . J - .... w ew state limits have public nursing homes worrying CHATTANOOGA (kv m... t UlA 1 1 rnjj3J lU'l guidelines limiting how many Medicaid patients are allowed in publicly funded nursing homes have many facilities worried about how they will meet an already excessive demand for beds. The state contends it cant afford to pay for any new Medicaid beds and it is trying to steer the industry into less-expensive managed care, such as assisted-living facilities. "Within two years, we're going to be in a situation where we cant fund nursing homes," said state Rep. Shelby Rhinehart, D-Spencer, who sponsored the legislatioa "We just wanted to enforce the guidelines, not set a moratorium on new beds. We'd like to help as many people as we can." Medicaid pays the bill for about 75 of nursing home patients, and one-third of that comes from the state's coffers. The state's budget for long-term care rose this year to $646 million $57 million higher than last Herenton to MEMPHIS (AP) Mayor W.W. Herenton, launching a three-year anti-crime program, said he will assign more police officers to high crime areas and set up leadership training for young people wanting to help reduce violence in Memphis. Herenton also announced Monday that he has formed a 17-mem-ber advisory committee on crime. ALLEY, D C. Tydus Jr. Tuesday, May 7, 1996. Age 46. Survived by his beloved Pam Chavez; father, Dale C. Alley Sr.; mother, Maxine Corley; step-father, Rev. Paul Corley; sisters, Sharon Alley Gifford , and Debbie Messer; grandmother, Alma McGuire; half-brother, Michael C. Alley. Mr. Alley was an entertainer and songwriter in the Nashville area and attended Christ Church. Remains rest at the funeral home of Phillips-Robinson Co., 2707 Gallatin Rd., where the family will receive ' friends Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until service time and , where funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 9, at 7:00 p.m. Interment Eas-tlawn Memorial Gardens, Kingsport, Tn. Active Pallbearers: Family and friends. PHILLIPS-ROBINSON CO., Direc-tors, 262-3312 ANDREWS, Courtney Allison May 7, 1996 at a local infirmary. Survived by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Mack Andrews, 1 Nashville; one brother, Thom-as Hunter Andrews; fraternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Andrews; maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Randy Cox and Mr. & Mrs. Chris Hopkins. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Thurs., May 9th at Marshall Donnelly Combs, 201-25th Ave. N. the Funeral Mass will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 10th at St. Edwards Catholic Church conducted by Rev. Joseph Breen. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. MARSHALL DONNELLY COMBS, 327-1111 DENNING, Larry Jacobs Tuesday May 7, 1996. Age 53. Preceded in death by brother, Pete Chance, father, Homer R. Denning, Jr. Survived by mother, Lucille Adele Evans; daughters, Andrea Held, Medea Booker, Pamela Denning; sisters, Judy Houston, Debbie Miles; brothers, Franklin Savely, Michael Chance; grandchildren, Jordan Webb, Katie Webb and Jack Booker; and a host of close relatives. Remains rest at the funeral home of Phillips-Robinson Co., 2707 Gallatin Rd., where the family will receive friends Thursday after 10:00 a.m. and where funeral services will be conducted Friday May 10, at 12:00 noon with Pastor Maury Davis officiating. Active pallbearers, family and friends. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. PHILLIPS-ROBINSON CO., Directors. 262-3312. FOSTER, Matthew Guy Age 79. Died Tuesday, May 7, 1996. A Nashville native. He was a retired steamfitter and 55 year member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 572 and a member of Smith Springs Church of Christ. Surviving are his sons, Melvin Foster and Jim Foster, Phil Foster, Birmingham, Al.; daughters, Brenda Taylor, Pam Rader of Lavergne; grandchildren, Greg and Jeff Taylor, Kim Cliburn, James Foster Jr., Gary, Michael and Adam Foster, Becky Burlison, Travis and Stephanie Rader and four great grandchildren, Jonathan; Jordan, Carly and Kadie. Funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Woodlawn Chapel with David Lawrence and David Gaylor officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Greg and Jeff Taylor, Gary and Adam Foster, Travis Rader, David Burlison and Allen Cliburn. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Members of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 572, The Elders of Smith Springs Church of Christ and Rudy Jackson, Benny Kirby, Otis Charlton and David Goolsby. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday at WoDdlawn. WOODLAWN E4J-NERAL HOME, 383-4754 v New rnt use police, leadership to The group, called the criminal justice coordinating council, is made up of law enforcement officials, educators, prosecutors and judges. Herenton's program is in response to a study completed in February that compared Memphis and its crime rates to 27 other cities. The study ranked Memphis first in burglaries per 100,000 residents, Murfreesboro, Tn. FRAZIER, Rev. Cicero Wednesday, May 8, 1996 at his home. Survived by a host of relatives and friends. Arrangements announced later. H. PRESTON SCALES & SONS, Directors, Murfreesboro, Tn., 893-1313 : .( HALL, Claude L, Jr. 'Pappy' Age 73. Died May 6, 1996, Al-vin C. York Medical Center, Murfreesboro, TN. A member of Grace Baptist Church, Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville, TN. Mr. Hall was a former teacher in the Metro Schools and the Nashville State Area Vocational School. Survived by wife, Nancy E. Hall; daughters, and sons-in-laws, Linda Sue Ri-chey and Dean Richey of Cookeville, TN., Patricia Ann and Wayne Martin of Mt. Juliet, TN.; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Nancy Sue and Charles Rice of Nashville; brother, Malcolm Hall of Gallatin, TN; grandchildren, Amanda, Patrick, and Adam Richey, Shawn, Gordon, Bree Brown, Michael, Chris, Michelle, and Scott Rice; two great Srandchildren, Kala Rice and latthew Gordon. Member of Al Menah Shrine Temple, Masonic Lodge 560, F. & AM. Nashville, TN, Al Menah Shrine Clowns, SESA Clown Association and life member of The National Education Association. Honorary pallbearers, Gladhand Sunday School Class of Grace Baptist Church and Al Menan Clowns. Active pallbearers, grandchildren and friends of the family. Remains were at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 11 50 South Dick-erscn Rd, Goodlettsville, TN. Services were conducted 2:00 p.m. Wed, May 8 in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Dr. Fred E. Johnson and Rev. Courtney Wilson officiated. Entombment at Forest Lawn Cemetery 'Court of Memories' Mausoleum, 11 50 South Dick-erson Road. FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 1150 Dick-erson Rd., Goodlettsville, TN, 859-5279. LAMAR, Casey A. May 8, 1996. Survived by mother, Beatrice Lamar; sister, Faye E. (Rufus) Stanton; brothers, Preston E. & Kenneth J. (Ruby Faye) Pringle of Meridian, Ms.; devoted niece, Angela M. (Alan) Watson; other nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, relatives and friends. Family visitation Friday, May 10, 1996 from 6-7 p.m. at Salem A.M.E. Church, 1800 4th Ave. No., funeral to follow. Rev. E. Holmes Matthews officiating. Memorial service Sat. May 11, 1996, 2 p.m. at Little Hope Baptist Church, Toomsuba, MS. Interment Little Hope Cemetery. SMITH BROTHERS FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 706 Monroe St., 726-1476, Henry L. & Melvin J. Smith, Directors. L'HUILLIER, Glenna E. Morgan Tuesday May 7, 1996. Age 39. Preceded in death by father, Charles Douglas Morgan. Survived by husband, Timothy S. L'Huillier; mother, Ida Jane Morgan; daughters, Janna Cherie and Ashley Ni-chole L'Huillier; son, Roger E. L'Huillier; sister, Hazel Nelson. Remains rest at the funeral home of Phillips-Robinson Co., 2707 Gallatin Rd., where the family will receive friends Thursday from 11 to 9 p.m. and where funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 10, at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Ron Lowery officiating. Remains will be transferee! to Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens. TN for additional services. Active pallbearers, family and friends. Honorary pallbearers, Jimmy Huffines, Ken Hackett, Mark White, Bill Jackson, Gary Winfrey and Jerry Gentry. Interment Clear Water Cemetery, Athens, TN. PHILLIPS-ROBINSON CO., Directors. 262-3312 "Within two years, we're going to be in a situation where we can't fund nursing homes." STATE REP. SHELBY RHINEHART D-Spencer year. For every 120 new beds, it's another $2 million. The guidelines state that no county should have more than 48 beds for every 1,000 residents aged 65 or older. That criterion has been used for years by the Health Facilities Commission, which gives nursing homes permission to add beds. But the commission had other criteria to consider, and sometimes it certified beds Old Hickory, Tn. LUFFMAN, Mr. Robert G. Slob) Age 64. Wednesday, ay 8. 1996 at Mt. Juliet Heath Care Center. Survived by brother & sister-in-law, James (June) Lutfman of Old Hickory; nephew, Jamie Luff-man of Hermitage; nieces, Jennifer Monast of Nashville and Jody Taylor of Hermitage. The remains are at Madison Funeral Home, 21 9 Old Hickory Blvd., where funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 10, 1996 at 10 a.m. by John Holland. Family will receive friends Thursday 12 Noon til 3 p.m. and 6 til 9 p.m. Friends will serve as Active Pallbearers. Interment Spring Hill Cemetery. MADISON FUNERAL HOME, Directors, 868-9020, 24 HOUR OBITURY LINE, 860-9200 Murfreesboro-Nashville, TN MR. ANGUS MAPLES Age 93 of Elam Road, Murfreesboro. Died Tuesday following an extended illness. Mr. Maples was a native of Sevier County, TN and the son of the late Stuart A. and Georgia McCown Maples. Funeral services 2:00 p.m. Fri. Woodfin Memorial Chapel with Dr. Eugene Cotey and Dr. Mark Gregory officiating. Burial Evergreen Cemetery. Survived by wife, Orva-lena Lannom Maples; one son, Stuart Maples, Murfreesboro; one daughter, Harriet Estes, Murfreesboro and four granddaughters. Mr. Maples was a member of the First Baptist Church where he was a member of the Men's Bible Class. Mr. Maples was a former industrial arts teacher at Central High School in Nashville and was a residential building contractor in Nashville before moving to Murfreesboro where he continued to build homes and farm. He was a former director of the Rutherford County Farm Bureau, the Rutherford County Farmer's Co-op, Community Care of Rutherford County and Guaranty Federal Savings and Loan. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thurs. at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. MCLENDON, Margaret Ann May 7, 1996. Survived by husband, Paul McLendon, Brentwood; daughter, Theresa McLendon, Brentwood; mother-in-law, Lois Rawlin-son; uncle, Noel Thompson; one grandchild, Brielyn McLendon. Remains are at Ellis Funeral Home, 2627 No-lensville Rd. where services will be conducted Fri. May 10, 10 a.m., Rev. Steven Peden, Rev. Ron Mosby officiating. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Active Pallbearers: Friends. VISITATION THURSDAY 4-9 p.m. ELLIS FUNERAL HOME, Directors, 255-5412 Old Hickory, TN PEARSON, Flossie Marie May 7, 1996. Survived by three children, Ronny Pearson, Billie Joy, Jack Pearson; three sisters, Geraline Black, Gladys Armel, Jean Higgins; two brothers, Damon Garner and Jack Garner; 13 grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Remains are at Hermitage Funeral Home where services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thurs. by Rev. Lloyd Johnson. Visitation with the family Wed. evening at the funeral home 6-9 p.m. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Interment Hermitage Memorial Gardens. HERMITAGE FUNERAL HOME. 889-0361. TATE, Ray Sr. May 8, 1996. Survived by son, Ray (Barbara) Tate Jr.; daughter, Kim-mery Walker; two sisters; other relatives and friends. Arrangements announced later. SMITH BROTHERS FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 706 Monroe St., 726-1476, Henry L. & Melvin J. Smith, Directors beyond the formula. However, now, they have no flexibility. It is an absolute amount, one that many counties already exceed. Chattanooga, for example, is three beds over its projected 1998 needs right now, and 143 more beds already have been approved under the old system. Private-payment facilities arent necessarily an alternative. They are also full with waiting lists. "With us being full all the time, just think how many more a Medicaid facility could use," said Teresa Bryant, executive director of SL Barnabas Nursing Homes, a private-payment facility in downtown Chattanooga. Nursing homes, however, supported the move to limit beds. Richard Sadler, executive director of the Tennessee Health Care Association, said although the needs keep growing, the money pool is finite. If many more beds are added, the state would have to cut its payments fight crime second in rapes, fourth in vehicle thefts, eighth in homicides and ninth in robberies. Herenton said much of the crime in Memphis, particularly juvenile crime, can be linked to poverty. He said he will urge business leaders to create more summer jobs for young people. "Government cannot provide enough," Herenton said. Madison, TN MOORE, Mrs. Laura Eudine May7,1996atTenn. Christian Medical Center. Survived by daughter, Susan McDaniei, daughter & son-in-law, Beverly and Matt Ford; grandson, Tommy Ford; granddaughter, Bethany Ford all of Madison. The remains are at the Madison Funeral Home, 219 Old Hickory Blvd., where funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 9, 1996 at 10 a.m. by Rev. James Moore and Rev. Mark LeMay. Visitation will be Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Relatives and friends will serve as active pallbearers. Interment Forest Lawn Mem. Gdns. MADISON FUNERAL HOME, Directors, 868-9020, 24 Hour Obituary Line, 860-9200 OLDHAM, Elizabeth Gotto A homemaker died May 8, 1996 of a brain Aneurism. Survived by husband, Robert Deal Oldham; son, Robert Dean Oldham, Jr.; daughter, Elizabeth 'Bebe' Oldham; sisters, Beverly Sloan and Brenda Heath; grandson, Robert Dean Oldham III. Remains are at Woodlawn Funeral Home where services will be conducted In the Chapel of Roses at 12 noon Thursday May 9, 1996 by Neil Anderson. Honorary pallbearers, Lonnie Neal, Jimmy Clax-ton, Wick Comer, Glen Falls, Robert Womack, Mert Sloan, Red Michael and Johnny Lind-sey. Entombment Woodlawn Cross Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to the Meadows Nursing Home for the Dementia Unit. Visitation with the family 11-12 Thursday. Arrangements by WOODLAWN FUNERAL HOME, 383-4754 PHARIS, Walter Bates May 7,1996. Preceded in death by wife, Clara Pharis. Survived by son, Walter Bates Pharis, Jr., Gallatin, TN; sister, Ann Pharis Evans, Danville, VA; brother, William Pharis, Rochester, NY. Retired from TVA and a member of Andrew Price United Memorial Methodist Church. Former member of Donelson Lion's Club, Donel-son Senior Citizen Center. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Thurs., Hibbett & Haley Funeral Home, Rev. Bill Lovell officiating. Interment Roselawn Cemetery. HIBBETT & HALEY, 429 Donelson Pike, 883-2361. Murfreesboro-Smyrna, Tn. RIDLEY, John Age 72. Sunday, May 5, 1 996 at Peachtree Nursing Home. Survived by brother, Hime Ridley; sisters, Mai, Mildred Ridley, Rebecca Lewis, Lucinda Carson, Elizabeth McBurrows. Visitation with the family Saturday, May 11th from 11 a.m. until funeral service 12 noon at Grace Missionary Baptist Church. H. PRESTON SCALES & SONS, Directors, Murfreesboro, Tn., 893-1313 The family of the late Sterling M. Brown Would like to convey our deepest gratitude and appreciation for all the expressions of kindness and sympahty shown us during our darkest hour. Your visits, cards, calls, floral designs and prayers will serve to brighten the lonely days ahead. May God Bless Each of You Angle, Jessica & Meagan Sherman & Gloria Brown & Family Students MEMPHIS (AP) Hepatitis A vaccinations will continue at Memphis schools and students refusing to take them will be barred from classes, the health department said yesterday. That decision comes a day after a federal judge refused to ban the shots at 14 Memphis schools on arguments they are unsafe and blacks are being singled out to get them. "It's clear there is a continuing public health threat in this community We're going to continue with our vaccinations as planned," said Denise Sockwell, a communicable disease specialist with the Shelby County Health Department. Sockwell said the shots are being given at schools in predominately black neighborhoods because that is where the disease is hitting hardest. An epidemic of hepatitis A, a viral disease causing flu-like symptoms, has been under way at Memphis for about two years. More than 1,850 cases have been Raymond L. Bals-baugh Sr., 71, Old Antioch community, Gainesboro, Tenn., a retired police officer in Dayton, Ohio, died Monday, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville. Cause not disclosed. Services 10 a.m. today, Anderson Funeral Home, Gainesboro. Survivors: wife, Grace Buck Bals-baugh; sons, Raymond Jr., West Chester, Ohio, and James Bals-baugh, Engtewood, Ohio; daughter, Cynthia Carpenter, Gainesboro; brothers, Hubert, Engtewood, Ohio, John, Lewis-burg, Ohio, David, Brookville, Ohio, Carl, Camarillo, Calif., and Vernon Balsbaugh, Dallas, Ore.; sisters, Mary Gish, Modesto, Calif., Doris Boyd, Dallas, and Esther Kretzler, Camarillo; a grandchild. Daisy Clinton, 69, 907 Baker Road, Smyrna, a home-maker, died yesterday, Peach-tree Nursing Center, Smyrna, of heart failure. Services 10 a.m. tomorrow, Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home, Murfreesboro. Survivors: husband, Buford Clinton; daughters, Diana Piper and Linda Case, both Smyrna; sister, Estelle Cantrell, Michigan; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Garnet A. Edwards, 88, 1009 Hazel Drive, Clarksville, a retired farmer, died Tuesday, Memorial Hospital, Clarksville, of pneumonia. Services 2 p.m. today, Neal-Tarptey Funeral Home, Clarksville. Survivors: wife, Jewell Smith Edwards; son, Glen Edwards; daughter, Violet Black, all Clarksville; three grandchildren. Lee Roy Elrod, 78, Fre-donia community of Coffee County, a retired self-employed carpenter, died yesterday at home. Cause not disclosed. Services 4 p.m. tomorrow, Manchester Funeral Home. Survivors: wife, Katherine Lusk Elrod; son, Keith Elrod, Manchester; daughters, Marilyn Elrod, Atlanta, and Bobbie Elrod, Manchester; mother, Mattie Elrod, Fredonia; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Mary F. Ferrell, 76, 205 Westwood, Tullahoma, Tenn., retired from the assembly line at General Motors, died yesterday, Harton Regional Medical Center. Cause not disclosed. Services 11 am. Saturday, Tullahoma Funeral Home. Survivors: daughter, Peggy Henstey, Bradenton, Fla.; sisters, Pauline Sullivan, Normandy, Tenn., Edna Moronne, Wilma Ashbough, both Tacoma, Wash., and Virginia Smith, Tullahoma; brothers, Jim, Yuma, Ariz., Jack, Mechanicsburg, Pa., Local talent. Local Local color. Chse-Up focuses on your community. Wednesdays in The Tetmessean. To subscribe, cal242-NEWS. per bed, which could put some nursing homes out of business. "You've probably got all the nursing home beds the state of Tennessee can afford," Sadler said. "We cannot continue to grow if we don't have the tax base to grow with." State Finance Commissioner Bob Corker said the move is simply to put long-term care on the same track as Tennessee's other health services. "Hopefully, this will cause the industry to move toward the best alternative for long-term care vs. the most expensive," Corker said. "We're not criticizing the industry, this is just our first step to moving long-term health care along" The legislature started moving in that direction this year with a law allowing for assisted-living facilities, which may shorten some of the lines for nursing home beds. Such communities are for senior citizens who dont need the constant attention of a must take hepatitis shots reported since January 1995. Almost 300 people have been hospitalized with the disease and one has died. A group of parents filed suit last week in U.S. District Court saying black students were being singled out for the shots and vaccine has not been adequately tested. The suit seeks $500 million in damages for students already given the shots. Judge Bernice Donald rejected a request by the parents for a ban on the shots until the suit can be settled in court. No trial date has been set. "Public health concerns override at this point," Donald said. Donald told school and public health officials, however, to provide the concerned parents with more information on the vaccine. She also directed them to inform parents that exemptions from the shots can be allowed in individual cases if studenLs have health problems or religious objections to the vaccinations. and Bill English, Muskogee, Okla; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Arthur Hornsby, 76, 412 Fairview Ave., Lebanon, a retired construction worker, died Tuesday, University Medical Center, Lebanon, of a heart attack. Services 2 p.m. tomorrow, Nave Funeral Home, Lebanon. Survivors: wife, Elizabeth Hornsby; sons, Steve, Lebanon, and Mike Hornsby, Nashville; daughter, Margaret Uselton, Nashville; sisters, Evelyn Dingus, Tampa, Fla., and Matilda Coffey, Corbin, Ky.; brothers, John, Litchfield, Ky., and Stanley Hornsby, Knoxville; six grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren. Charlotte Bowman Jakes, 84, Bowling Avenue, Nashville, a homemaker, died yesterday, John Douglas French Center for Alzheimer's Disease, Los Alamitos, Calif., of Alzheimer's. Private services are planned later this month at Woodlawn Funeral Home. Survivor: daughter, Jill Jakes, South-field, Mass. Roger Kerley, 77, Van- dever community, Crossville, Tenn., a retired rubber grinder, died Tuesday, Cumberland Medical Center. Cause not disclosed. Services 11 am today, Burris Funeral Home. Survivors: wife, Pearl Kerley; daughter, Wanda Dyer, Crossville; son, Orland Kerley, Crossville; sisters, Violet Carson, Crossville, Sybil McGaha, Georgia, Willie Coffman, Clinton, Tenn., Lois Thacker, Hon Sexton, both Harriman, Tenn., and Flossie Henry, Georgia; brothers, Ray, Crossville, and Ridley Kerley, Harriman; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Willie H. (Pa) Neal, 58, Coleman Road, Rockvale, Tenn., a carpet installer, died Tuesday at home. Cause not disclosed. Services 10 a.m. tomorrow, Woodfin Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro. Survivors: sons, Willie Jr. and Dwayne Neal, both Rock-vale; daughter, Tammy Windrow, Rockvale; mother, Clara Neal, Murfreesboro; brothers, Sam Jr., Tampa, Fla, and J.W. Neal, Murfreesboro; sister, Ludie McDou-gal, Tampa; three grandchildren. William B. O'Connor, 84, Tullahoma Tenn., a retired material plainer for Arnold Engineering Development Center, died Tuesday, Harton Regional Hospital. Cause not disclosed. Services 10 a.m. today, St. Paul's Catholic Church, Tullahoma Daves-Culbertson Funeral C THE TCNNESSEAN nursing home but cant live entirely on their own. For example, apartments might have emergency buzzers or seniors could put a flag in their window every morning to show they are up and dont need any assistance. But those facilities dont exist yet in Tennessee. And many people are still waiting on some kind of long-term care. Even if the needs are greater than the state's limit, at some point nursing homes will no longer have the resources to keep up, Sadler said. "If you keep adding beds, everybody is going to get a mediocre level of service," he said. "It seems to me we want to serve the people we have welL To do it any other way doesnt make sense." However, the new guidelines are set to expire June 30, 1997 the end of the next fiscal year. That means the issue will be argued in next year's General Assembly.! Home. Survivors: wife, Marie O'Connor, sons, Bob, Jackson, Tenn., Joe, Decatur, Ga, and Paul O'Connor, Atlanta; brother, John O'Connor, Cranford, N.J.; three grandchildren. Lois Quay Pomeroy, 77, 282 S. Cedar Creek Road, Cor-dele, Ga., a self-employed beautician, died Tuesday, Columbia Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, of cancer. Graveside services 1 p.m. tomorrow, Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Nashville. Survivors: brothers, Herman, Ecru, Miss., and Edgar Wells, Cincinnati. Virginia Hale Pope, 78, La Vergne, a homemaker, died Monday, Peachtree Nursing Center, Smyrna, of congestive heart failure. Services 10 am. today, Waller Funeral Home, Nolens-ville. Survivors: daughter, Yvonne Hiett, Nashville; sons, Jimmy, Murfreesboro, Wayne, Smyrna, and Michael Pope, La Vergne; sister, Mary Hoffman, Mobile, Ala; brother, Donald Hale, Nashville; 10 grandchildren; 16 greatgrandchildren. Dennis Reischman, 54, Southport Road, Culleoka, Tenn., a former employee at General Electric, died Tuesday, Maury Regional Hospital, Columbia. Cause not disclosed. Services 10 a.m. tomorrow, St. Catherine Catholic Church, Columbia Tenn. Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home, Columbia in charge. Survivors: wife, Katherine Zaun-brecher Reischman; sons, Robert and John Reischman, both Culleoka; brothers, William, Tom, both Columbia, Joe, Culleoka, and Martin Reischman, Killen, Ala.; sisters, Betty Howard, Cheryl Edlin, both Columbia, and Sister Joseph Marie Reischman, Nashville. Opal A. Shirley, 91, Hen-dersonville, a homemaker, died Tuesday, National Health Care, Hendersonville. Cause not disclosed. Graveside services 1 1 a.m. today, Woodlawn East Cemetery, Hendersonville. Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home in charge. Survivors: daughters, Betty New, Dayton, Ohio, and Patsy Chesnut, Hendersonville; three grandchildren. James Bart Sizemore, 63, 141 Blair Blvd., McEwen, Tenn., a retired timber worker, died yesterday, Waverty (Tenn.) Health Care, of cancer. Services 1 p.m. tomorrow, Luff-Bowen Funeral Home, McEwen. Survivors: brothers, Sam, Johnny and Walter Sizemore, all McEwen; sister, Edith Baker, Camden, Tenn. Patricia Ann VanNoy, 38, Commack, N.Y., a computer heroes. TWvUy, My 9' 199 5B Renee Allen, a health department lawyer, told Donald that medical authorities consider the vaccine safe and adequately tested. "To stop now . . . while we have the disease on the run threatens the whole community," Allen said. The vaccine already has been given to more than 25,000 Memphis school children with no reports of serious side effects. More than 10 million people worldwide have taken the vaccine, which was approved for use in the United States last year. Sockwell said the health department is concentrating its shot program on junior high and high schools. A similar program last year focused on children between 2 and 9 years old. "The rates in that age group dropped after we vaccinated almost 25,000 children," Sockwell. "The highest rates now are in the 10- through 18-year-old age group. In fact, their rates have been increasing" science teacher at Wyandarch High School, died Tuesday, Med leal Center of Manchester (Tenn.; from injuries sustained in a traffic accident Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Manchester Funeral Home. Survivors: mother and stepfather, Jo Ann and Sidney Orr, New York; brothers, Richard, Atlanta Ronald and Eric VanNoy, both New York; sister, Tamira VanNoy, New York. Joy Celeste Wilkes Woodward, 67, Lewisburg, Tenn., a homemaker, died Tuesday, NHC Health Care, Lewisburg. Cause not disclosed. Services 2 p.m. today, Bills-McGaugh & Floyd Funeral Home, Lewisburg. Survivors: daughters, Melanie Gordon, Lewisburg, and Shannon McBryde, Nashville; son, Leslie Woodward, Lewisburg; sister, Diane Lunn, Lewisburg; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild.! Our policy The Tennessean publishes free of charge current obituaries submitted by funeral homes or otherwise verified. The obituary should contain the deceased's name, age, address, occupation and cause of death. Immediate survivors spouse, parents, grandparents, children, sisters and brothers and funeral information also may be Included. If the cause of death Is not provided the death notice will say so. The deadline for the next day's paper Is 6 p.m. Notices may be faxed to 259-8093 or phoned to 259-8095. Also, funeral homes may submit paid obituaries, in which families may publish anything they wish, to our classified advertising department. Deadline for paid obituaries Is 7:30 p.m. for the next day's paper. The number Is 259-8808. Deadlines may be earlier for holiday papers. . J

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