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Subject: [TNMORGAN] 3/28/2006 Obituaries - Knoxville News Sentinel
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 23:09:47 +1000


BEACH, MARY ELLEN - of West Knoxville, died Monday, March 27, 2006 at the
University of Tennessee Medical Center. She was a member of Grassy Valley
Baptist Church. Being the founder and operator of West Knoxville Florist for
34 years, she made many friends. And by building a wonderful business, she
was constantly being recognized by many floral associations. She held high
esteem, hopes and dreams for all of her many nieces and nephews, and her
granddaughter, Nikki, was the pride of her life. A special heart felt "Thank
You" to all of those in the floral business for their kindness and support.
Also, a special thanks to all of the many wonderful doctors and nurses at
the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Mary is preceded in death by:
her husband, Babe Beach; brother, Eugene Coakley; sisters, Eula Fancher,
Willie Eslinger, Emma Foshie, and JoAnn Russell. She is survived by: her
daughter, Diane and husband, Tim Neal; son, Gary Beach; granddaughter, Ellen
Nicole; sisters, Irene Arwood and Helen Kyker. A funeral service will be
8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. Fred
Randles officiating. Family and friends will meet by 1:45 p.m. Thursday for
a 2:00 p.m. entombment service at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Honorary
Pallbearers will be nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends
6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
www.rosemortuary.com.


BLEVINS, WILLIAM ALVIN - 79, went to his Heavenly home Monday, March 27,
2006, after a short illness. Mr. Blevins was a Johnson City native but had
lived in Knoxville for many years. Mr. Blevins was a member of Church Street
United Methodist Church of Knoxville. He was retired from the TVA and the US
Navy Reserve after 30 years. Mr. Blevins loved to travel and served as a
tour director for Knoxville Tours and Green Coach Tours for many years. He
was preceded in death by: his parents, W.H. Blevins and Lillian Campbell
Blevins; Larimer and his step-father, John T. Larimer; four brothers,
Clifton E., Roy A., Jack H. and Albert H. Blevins. He is survived by: two
sisters, Kathleen Blevins Cusick and Irene Blevins Hager; and numerous
nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no formal services or visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your
choice. Condolences may be sent to the family through:
www.appalachianfuneralhome.com. Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation
Services 800 East Watauga Avenue, Johnson City, TN. is serving the Blevins
family. (423) 928-6111.


CATE, EDGAR JR. - age 66 of Alcoa, passed away Monday, March 27, 2006 at UT
Medical Center. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Alcoa. He was a
retired truck driver and worked for C & C Trucking. Preceded in death by:
parents, Edgar Derieux and Margie Cate Sr.; son, Timothy Edgar Cate; infant
brother, Charles Cate. Survivors include: wife of 17 years, Orma Cate; son,
Gregry Scott Cate of Knoxville; stepson, Dean Wicks & wife Carol of
Maryville; grandchildren, Jerred & Bailey Cate; step-grandchildren, Bradley,
Holly, and Stephane Wicks; sister and brother-in-law, Charlsie & Clarence
Bowers; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 8:00 pm,
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 in the West Chapel of Smith Mortuary with Rev. Danny
Davis officiating. Interment will be at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, March 29, 2006
at Clarks Grove Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8:00
pm, Tuesday, March 28, 2006, West Chapel, Smith Mortuary, Maryville,
865-983-1000. www.smithmortuary.com.


FREEMAN, HAZEL GRANT - 92 of Jellico, TN, passed away Sunday, March 26,
2006, at the family residence. She was born August 26, 1913, at Elk Valley,
TN, the daughter of the late Ulysses S. (Mitt) Grant and Sarah Jourdon
Grant. She was a loving wife and mother and a homemaker who took great pride
in her home. She was a longtime member of the Church of God Mountain
Assembly. Preceded in death by: her parents, her sister, Maude Mattie; and
her brother, Iva Grant. She is survived by: her loving husband, J.C. (Big
Boy) Freeman of Jellico; her loving sons, Larry J. Freeman of Jellico, Jerry
R. Freeman of Columbia, SC; two grandsons, Jeffrey Freeman & wife, Jennifer,
of Columbia, SC, Jerry R. Freeman, II & wife, Janice, of Charleston, SC;
granddaughter, Joyce Allen & husband, Harry, of Cameron, SC; three great
grandchildren, Bryan Freeman, Dereck Freeman and Gracie Lynn Freeman, all of
Columbia, SC; special great-niece, Sharon Owens of Newcomb, TN. The family
will receive friends Wednesday, March 29, 2006, from 5-8 p.m. at the Church
of God Mountain Assembly, Jellico, with funeral services to follow at 8:00
p.m. with Rev. Jerome Walden and Rev. Ray Landes officiating. Interment will
be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2006, in the Valley View Cemetery at
Elk Valley, TN. Cox & Son Funeral Home in charge.


JACOBS, ROBERT F. - age 96 of Knoxville, passed away on Sunday March 26,
2006 at Hillcrest West Nursing Home. He was a member of Fairview Baptist
Church, where he taught Sunday School for 35 years. He retired from Park
Hosiery Mill after 39 years of service. He was preceded in death by: son,
Donald Wayne Jacobs; parents John and Martha Louvinny Jacobs; brothers,
Earl, John, Tilmon, Avery, Eldon, and Eugene; and sisters, Rosie and
Florence. He is survived by: wife of 72 years, Julia Jacobs; children,
Gilbert and Virginia Jacobs, Bobby and Peggy Jacobs, Mickey Morton, Faye and
Arnold Pratt, Terry and Melodie Jacobs, Denise and Steve Corum;
grandchildren: James Corum, Cody Corum, Amy Jacobs, Kevin Jacobs, Krissy
France, Greg Jacobs, Mike Jacobs, Kim Bunch, Randall Pratt, Mike Pratt, Eric
Pratt, Brian Lane, Craig Lane, Sharon Tiller, Angela Horne, Sheree Jacobs,
and Sonya Jacobs; 27 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren;
brother, Wilbur Jacobs; and sister Alice Duncan. Funeral service will be on
Tuesday March 28th at 8:00 at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel with the Rev. Bryan
Wright officiating. Family and friends will meet at Greenwood Cemetery at
11:00 on Wednesday for an interment service. The grandsons will serve as
pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6-8pm prior to
the service. www.lynnhurstchapel.com.


JENKINS, ILLA SUE (NANA) BOWERS - age 66, of 161 Oliver Dr., Madisonville,
passed away 7:10 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2006 at her home. Member of South
Madisonville Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and was the
church secretary. Member & past Worthy Matron of Madisonville O.E.S. #426. A
retired Monroe County School Teacher after 24 years. Participated in the
World Changers Mission Projects. A devoted wife, mother, nana, sister and
friend, she loved her family and took a great joy in taking care of them.
Survivors: husband, J. Will Jenkins; daughter & son-in-law, Tammy & Robert
Madison; adopted grandchildren, Heather, Samantha and Josh Jenkins;
grandson, Garrick Madison, all of Madisonville; sisters & brothers-in-law,
Naomi & Andrew Fain, Francis Hester, all of Sweetwater, Thelma Ledford,
Madisonville; brother & sister-in-law, Sylvester & Elaine Bowers, Maryville;
several nieces & nephews. Preceded in death by: daughter, Jeninne Renee
Haupert; parents, John & Grace Phillips Bowers; sisters & brothers, Ruby,
Effie, Charles, James, John, Jr., Bobby, Kenneth and Richard. Funeral 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Chad Wilburn & Chaplin Tony Jenkins
officiating. Interment 11 a.m. Thursday, Haven Hill Memorial Gardens. Order
of Eastern Star Service 7:45 p.n. Wednesday, provided by the Madisonville
Chapter. Family will receive friends 5:30-7:45 p.m. Wednesday at
Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.


JULIAN, RICHARD MICHAEL (MICK) - age 59 of Loudon, passed away Sunday March
26, 2006 at his home. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.
S. Air Force. Mick was a retired nurse practitioner and pharmaceutical
representative. Preceded in death by: parents, Richard and Barbara Wright
Julian; daughter, Tonya Michelle Julian Wolfe; grandparents, Harland and Mae
Wright. Survived by: his wife of 20 years, Phyllis Adkins Julian; son,
Richard E. Julian II of Karns; daughter, Heather Finch Pena and husband, Wes
of Knoxville; several grandchildren; sister, Janice Miller and husband, Tom
of Bedford, IN; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends
from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City. A prayer
service will follow at 8 p.m. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the
family of Richard (Mick) Julian. www.clickfuneralhome.com.


KNIGHT, ANITA LOUISE - age 34 of Lake City, passed away Sunday, March 26,
2006 at the U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville. She was a member of Schultz
Hollow Baptist Church. Anita enjoyed flowers, NASCAR, country music, and the
mountains. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She was born
July 2, 1971 to Glenn Bunch and Pam Boley. Anita is preceded in death by:
sister, Jennifer Lea Bunch; grandparents, Rosa Mond Boley, Lola Bunch, Buddy
Bunch; great grandmother, Ettie Phillips; and uncle, David Bunch. Survivors:
husband, John Knight, Lake City; beloved son, Gregory Tyler Knight, Lake
City; mother, Pam Boley, Lake City; father, Glenn Bunch, Clinton;
grandmother, Margie Boley, West Virginia; stepdaughter, Jennifer Hatmaker,
LaFollette; sisters, Jenny Smith, Briceville; Danielle Bunch, Lake City;
Kayle Louise Boley, Lake City; foster brother, Craig Bunch, Clinton; foster
sister, Amanda Ruth Seiber, Georgia; nieces and nephews, James Micheal
Smith, Uriah Smith, Judah Hayes, Alyssa Abigail Bowling; special friend,
Derek Bowling; host of many other relatives and friends. Visitation 6:00 p.m.
to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at Hatmaker Funeral Home. Funeral
service 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2006 in Hatmaker Chapel with Rev. John
Hunley officiating. Interment 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at the
Grave Hill Cemetery in Briceville, TN. Hatmaker Funeral Home of Lake City is
in charge of these arrangements.


LOVEDAY, BERNICE JOY QUEENER - age 89 of Johnson City, formerly of Lenoir
City, TN, entered the arms of her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 26, 2006.
Born in Knox County on May 9, 1916, she had fond memories of her childhood
in the Concord and Greenback areas. In addition to her parents, Mary Susan
Donovan and Charles H. Queener, she is preceded in death by: two sisters,
Kate Wilkerson and Nina McKelvey; and three brothers, Earl, Charles and Dick
Queener. She loved babies and had four by her husband of 55 years, Dallard
H. Loveday, who passed away in August of 1994. Although she had a profound
hearing loss from birth, she had many understanding and loving friends at
Colonial Hills Retirement Center, Broadmore and John Reed Assisted Living
and Lakebridge Health Care in Johnson City. She is survived by: one brother,
Cedric Queener, Greenback, TN; and her four children, Vaughn Loveday and his
wife Betty, Thomas Loveday and his wife Jean, Dallas Adams and her husband
Griff, Regina Street and her husband Roy; eight grandchildren she adored;
seven great grandchildren; among her several nieces and nephews she leaves
Betty Kate McCown of Lenoir City. The family will receive friends from 10
a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City. Funeral
services will follow at 11 a.m. Internment will follow at Loudon Co.
Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be grandsons and granddaughters. In lieu
of flowers, contributions may be made to: West Broadway Baptist Church
Building Fund. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is serving the family of
Bernice Joy Queener Loveday. www.clickfuneralhome.com.


LYKE, JAMES ELMER - age 83 of Knoxville, passed away 6:01 p.m. Sunday,
March 26, 2006 at St. Mary's Medical Center. He was a member of Washington
Pike United Methodist Church and Fidelis Sunday School Class. He retired
from United Airlines as a supervisor. He was a WW II US Army Veteran of the
255th Infantry Regiment where he received the Purple Heart and the Bronze
Star. Preceded in death by first wife, Carolyn Lyke, sisters, Grace
McFarland and Myrtle Black. Survivors: wife, Marjorie Owen Hoosier-Lyke of
Knoxville; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Phil Merhar of Seymour;
stepson and daughter-in-law, Chris and Donna Hoosier of Knoxville; several
nieces and nephews. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in Stevens Chapel
with Dr. James R. Bailes officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood
Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at
Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at N. Broadway. Mr. Lyke's guest book is
also available at: www.stevensmortuaryinc.com.


NELSON MARTHA (MELLIE) McNABB - age 56 of Bluffton, S.C. formerly of
Knoxville, died Monday, March 27th. Mellie graduated from Webb School in
Knoxville and attended Bard College and Syracuse University in New York. She
was active in the family business, Fowler Brothers Furniture, until it was
sold in 1985. Mellie was a strong friend with an indomitable spirit and
generous nature, as anyone who knew her will remember. She lived life on her
own terms and courageously left her life knowing she was in God's hands.
Mellie is preceded in death by: her husband, Thomas Page Nelson III; and her
parents, Charles and Martha McNabb. She is survived by: her son and
daughter-in-law, Thomas Ashe Nelson and Heather Duncan of Macon, Georgia;
her sister, Flossie McNabb Sonneland; her niece, Bunnie Sonneland;
sisters-in-law, Anne Nelson of Knoxville and Liz Maden of Nashville;
brothers-in-law, Neil Nelson and Louis Nelson of Knoxville. She leaves her
dear friends: Daybo and Angie Smith of Beaufort, S.C.; her many friends in
the Beaufort area; her basset hound, Roscoe; and horses, Tonto and Frankie.
Family and friends will meet Wednesday at the main entrance of Highland
Memorial Cemetery for 3:30 p.m. graveside service with Father Michael Maples
officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: the American
Cancer Society and Heroes on Horseback(P.O. Box 3678, Bluffton, S.C.,
29910). The family will receive friends following the graveside service at
Carpe Librum Booksellers, 5113 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. Arrangements by
Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com.


NORRIS, GILBERT H. - of Knoxville, passed away Sunday March 26, 2006. Member
of Corryton Masonic Lodge #321 F&A.M. Veteran of WW II service in the 8th
Air Force. He retired from Standard Knitting Mills after 25 years of
service. After retirement he started making Norris Rockers and Swings.
Survivors: former wife, Jennie Lynn Norris; daughters, Susan Norris and Rose
Burt; son, Pete Norris; grandchildren, Rose Marie and husband Nathan
Rocklien, and Susanna Burt; former son-in-law, John Burt; sisters, Ellis
Troutman, Mildred Troutt and Nella Turner; brother and sister-in-law,
William and Carolyn Norris; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends
will meet at 10:45 am Wednesday at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a
graveside service at 11 am. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at
Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City.


NORWOOD, AVERY - age 67 of Tallassee, formerly of Lenoir City, passed away
Sunday evening, March 26, 2006 in Houston, TX. He was preceded in death by:
parents, Avery Norwood Jr. and Margaret Sue Norwood. Survived by: his wife,
Gerry Gibson Norwood; brother, Joe Norwood and wife, LaGonda of Lenoir City;
sister, Beverly Gamble of Ft. Oglethorpe, GA; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at Click
Funeral Home, Lenoir City. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. Wednesday
with Rev. Dick DeMerchant officiating. Family and friends will gather at 10
a.m. Thursday in the Lenoir Family Cemetery for graveside services. Serving
as pallbearers: Ron Campbell, Jody Norwood, Gabe Gamble, Bob Brackett, Mike
Akins, Jerry Tinch, Pete Martin and Gary Baker. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir
City is serving the family of Avery Norwood. www.clickfuneralhome.com.


PAYLOR, MARY LOU SORRELL - age 77 of the Rocky Hill area, Knoxville, passed
away Monday, March 27, 2006. She was a member of Zion United Methodist
Church. Mary retired from T.R.W. Corporation in 1988 after 36 years of
service. She is survived by: her husband of 58 years, Harry Jack Paylor; son
and daughter-in-law, Robert "Bob" and Becky Paylor; grandson, Bryan Paylor
of Charleston, South Carolina; step-grandson, Brent Smith and wife Amanda of
Nashville; sisters, Fan Nelson and Ruth Lady; sister-in-law, Dorothy Paylor,
all of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet Thursday at Rocky Hill
Cemetery for a 11:00 a.m. graveside service with Pastor Charles Wender
officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: the American
Heart Association, East TN Region, 4708 Papermill Drive, Knoxville, TN
37909. The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Rose
Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com.


REESE, DOROTHY ALYENE - age 74 of Gatlinburg, passed away Monday, March 27,
2006. As a pediatrician and founder of the Mountain Hope Good Shepherd
Clinic, she bettered the lives of thousands of medically indigent residents
of the Smoky Mountains region. A graduate of the University of Montevallo
and the University of Alabama Medical School, she served her pediatric
residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, LA, and practiced medicine at
Partlow State School from 1958 to 1960. She established a private pediatric
practice in Tuscaloosa, AL, and after 32 years of practice retired to
Gatlinburg. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Gatlinburg. She was
preceded in death by: her parents, Carl J. and Ollie Bailey Reese; and by
lifelong friend Billie Sue Brown. She is survived by: her sister and
brother-in-law, Elizabeth Reese and Rev. Kyle Glenn; niece, Ginger Brannon
and her husband Greg and their son Reese; niece, Margueritte Pritchett and
her husband Steve and their children; nephew, Bob Glenn and his wife Laurie
and their children Lisa, Katie, and Carl; and a large beloved extended
family, including especially Sue Ellen Riddle, Mark and Sharon Brown and
adoptive grandchildren Meredith and John Mark Brown, Carlton and Marlys
Brown, the staff and volunteers of Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic, Vern,
Lisa, and Woods Hippensteal, Glenn and John Ingouf, Jim Ogle and son John
Dale Ogle, Annette Ogle, David and Mindy Ogle, Bob and Rhonda Powell, Sarah
and Harry Valentine and their children Katie and Dustin, Lester and Dot
Barker, Minda and Corey Cedeno, Glenn Bogart and the staff at Pi Beta Phi
Elementary School, Phillip and Maryetta Guin; the staff and physicians of
Tuscaloosa Pediatrics, Dr. Pete Trice, the staff and physicians of Druid
City Hospital, the church families at Emmanuel Baptist Church and Northport
Baptist Church in Alabama, and her beloved dogs Molly and Meg. Special
thanks to Dr. Victor Salter, Jennifer Coumler, and Dr. Gene Baker for their
loving care and friendship during the last several months of Alyene's life.
Additional thanks to the wonderful nurses on the 7th Floor of Fort Sanders
Regional Medical Center for their attentive care and to the staff at
Pulmonary Associates of Knoxville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations
may be made to: the Patient Emergency Fund or the New Full-Time Dentist Fund
at the Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic, P.O. Box 5937, Sevierville, TN
37864. Memorial service 2 pm Thursday at First Baptist Church, Gatlinburg,
with Rev. Larry Burcham officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be the past
and present board of directors of the Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic.
www.atchleyfuneralhome.com.


RICHER, LILLIAN SILVERMAN - passed away peacefully, March 27, 2006. She was
a member of Heska Amuna Synagogue for 60 years and a founding member of
Temple Beth El. Lillian was preceded in death by: her parents, Dr. Charles
and Bessie Fanburg Silverman; sisters, Toby Silverman and Molly Siskin;
brothers, Benny, Jack and Marvin Silverman; and her beloved husband, Sol
Richer of Richer's Furs, a prominent downtown Knoxville business. She was
born in Decatur, Alabama to the first Jewish family to settle there. Her
father was the only traveling eye doctor in the area. The family then moved
to Chattanooga, TN. where there was a larger Jewish Community. Lillian was
an extremely talented pianist who had a long standing program on radio
station WDOD, Titled "Lillian Silverman's Mighty Fine Tunes". In 1937, she
won a contest at the Tivoli Theater for a spot on a popular program, Major
Bowes Original Amateur Hour. She went to New York City and played on this
program, July 15, 1937. The program was entitled "Salute to Chattanooga".
Frank Sinatra was a finalist for this program. During World War II, she had
a orchestra and played in many night clubs in Chattanooga. Since finding
someone to marry in the same Jewish background was somewhat difficult, she
had many friends who tried to help her. They had gone to Miami, Fl. and met
a handsome young veteran from Knoxville, TN. who promised a trip to the
ocean to see a young man with Multiple Sclerosis who had never been out of
Knoxville. This man was Sol Richer who carried Milton Collins for which the
Jewish Community Center is named, in his arms. These people were so charmed
by Sol Richer that they took his picture back to Chattanooga and arranged a
date with Lillian. He courted her with a bag of tomatoes and they were
married 6 months later on December 8, 1946. After struggling for many years
to have a child, their daughter, Nancy Jane was born. Lillian and Sol were a
beautiful couple who charmed everyone. Lillian was a magnificent cook who
made the best cornbread in the world. She was a gracious and lovely lady who
died without a wrinkle on her face. She always loved people and was
constantly dressed to perfection. She is survived by: her beloved daughter,
Nancy Jane Richer who is greatly bereaved as she has lost her soul. Family
and friends will meet at New Jewish Cemetery 3:00 p.m.Tuesday for a
graveside service with Rabbi Beth Schwartz officiating. Pallbearers: Brad
Isbell, John Farmer, Dewey Lemons, Gordon Lane, Luther Johnson, Jim Lloyd,
Tom Whisman and Hal Watts. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage
Chapel. www.rosemortuary.com.


ROGERS, J.W. - 70 of 143 J. McCauley Rd., Sweetwater, died at his home
Monday. Husband of Jessie West Rogers. Arrangements later by Loudon Funeral
Home.


SHERIDAN, JAMES L. - age 43 of Rossville, GA, formerly of Knoxville, passed
away Saturday March 25, 2006 at Park Ridge Hospital in Chattanooga. Member
of The Rock Metropolitan Community Church of Chattanooga. Preceded in death
by: grandparents, L.E. and Laura Sheridan and James E. and Birdie Cruze.
Survivors include: son, Alex Sheridan; parents, L. Herman and Sue Sheridan;
brothers, Don and wife, Cheryl Sheridan, Mark Sheridan, David Sheridan, Jeff
and wife, Tammy Sheridan; several nieces and nephews; special friends,
Cheryl, Michele and Mary Ann of Rossville, GA. Memorial service will be
11:00 a.m. Thursday at Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Tyrone Sweeting
officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the
Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home. Additional information is
available through: www.lynnhurstchapel.com\mem and through this site we
invite you to share your thoughts and fond memories with our family.


SMITH, MRS. BRENDA BROWN - 41 of 709 Avalon Spring Ct., High Point, NC,
died on Saturday, March 25, 2006 at her residence. Brenda B. Smith is
survived by: husband, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jr.; two daughters, Britney Nicole
Smith, Brooks Lonae Smith of Knoxville, Tenn.; parents, Wilmore (Bill) Brown
& Carrieta Alsbrook Brown of Charlotte, NC; parents-in-law, Mr. & Mrs.
Lonnie Smith, Sr.; one brother-in-law, Lt. Thaddeus L. Smith (Yolanda) of
Chesapeake, VA; one niece, Zahara Camille Smith of Chesapeake, VA; one great
aunt, Ethel Powel of Ellerbe, NC; four aunts, Minnie Bennett of Hamlett, NC,
Vermilla Letterlough (Ervin) of Richmond, VA, Nan Coleman (James) of
Raleigh, NC, Bernice Hogan (James) of Charlotte, NC; two uncles, Nathaniel
Alsbrook of Dallas, TX. & Lewis Alsbrook (Lavada) of Marston, NC; one
special cousin, Sonny Letterlough of Hopewell, VA and a great host of
cousins, relatives and friend. Funeral services will be held at Woodard
Funeral Home Chapel in Greensboro on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 1:00pm.
Interment will follow at Guilford Memorial Park. Family will receive friends
from 12:30pm to 1:00pm at the church.


SMITH, MRS. TERESA ANN - 46 of Wichita Mountains Estates, died Saturday in
a local hospital. She was born March 31, 1959 in Rockwood, Tennessee. She
married Christopher Bentley Smith on September 7, 1987 in the chapel at the
Holy City of the Wichitas. In 1980, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the
University of Tennessee and was a 1983 graduate of the University of
Tennessee College of Law. Teresa entered active duty in 1985 as a Judge
Advocate General's Corps Officer, attending the 107th JAG Officer Basic
Course, and was named Distinguished Graduate. Teresa served as a legal
assistance attorney, administrative law attorney, trial counsel, and defense
counsel at Fort Sill, Oklahoma from 1985 to 1989. In 1989, she was hired as
a civilian attorney and has served the U.S. Army for the past 17 years as
the Deputy Chief, Administrative Law and the Chief of Civil Law at Fort
Sill, Oklahoma. Teresa received her LL.M. from The Judge Advocate General's
School (46th Graduate Course), earning the Award for Distinguished
Accomplishment for the highest academic accomplishment in the Administrative
and Civil Law Specialty. Teresa's numerous awards and decorations include
the Superior Civilian Service Award, Commander's Award for Civilian Service,
Army Commendation Medal, Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, and
Sustained Superior Performance Award. Teresa was also recognized in 2005 and
2004 as Employee of the Year by the Oklahoma Federal Executive Board and in
1997 as an Outstanding Woman of Comanche County. Survivors include: her
husband, of the home; four children, Meghan Hammond, Knoxville, Tennessee,
Trey Hammond, Katie Smith and Bentley Smith, all of Wichita Mountains
Estates; her father, Carl Burris and his wife Sandy, Titusville, Florida;
her mother; Betty Reed and her husband Doc, Knoxville, Tennessee; a brother,
Carson Burris, Cleveland, Tennessee; and a sister, Dodie Burris, Florida.
Funeral with Full Military Honors will be at 10:00 am Wednesday at First
Assembly of God in Lawton with Jim Hall, minister at Fletcher Christian
Church in Fletcher and Larry Thoma, pastor of First Assembly of God in Elgin
officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to: Cookson Hills Christian
Ministries, C/O Fletcher Christian Church, Box 310, Fletcher, OK 73541. The
family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday at the
funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Becker Funeral Home.
Sympathy cards may be sent to the family online at: www.beckerfuneral.com.


VANDERGRIFF, REV. HERBERT - 82 of Loudon, died Monday, March 27, 2006 in
Hampton, VA. He was a member of North Knoxville Baptist Church & Veteran of
Army, WWII. He was a minister for 54 years having served the following
Baptist churches: Unity-Jones Chapel, Zion Chapel, Gayland Heights,
Knoxville; Prospect, Loudon; New Midway, Kingston; & Maranatha, West
Tennessee. Preceded in death by: wife, Kathryn Moses Vandergriff; parents,
Hubert & Tennsie Shirk Vandergriff; brothers, Virlin & Al Vandergriff;
sister, Betty Stevens. Survivors: daughter, Jennifer "Ginger" Scarbro &
husband Sam, Langley Air Force Base, VA; 2 grandchildren, Amanda Stanley &
John Adam Scarbro; 2 great granddaughters, Kathryn & Hannah Stanley;
brother, Bobby Vandergriff, Oak Ridge; sister, Barbara Fair, Knoxville;
special friend, Ann Hodsden of Knoxville. Funeral services 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Guy Milan officiating. Interment
10 a.m. Friday, New Midway Cemetery with Military Honors by American Legion
Post #120 - #70 & 256, V.F.W. Post 5150, Loudon. Family will receive friends
6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Loudon Funeral Home.


WEBBER, HELEN - age 70 of Knoxville, passed away Monday March 27, 2006.
Arrangements incomplete and will be announced by Mynatt Funeral Home
Fountain City.


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