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Subject: [TNMORGAN] Knoxville News-Sentinel Obituaries June 13, 2008
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 14:57:41 GMT

ADAMS, THELMA WILSON - age 92 of Lenoir City, passed away Thursday morning, June 12, 2008, at Summit View of Farragut. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Click Funeral Home in Lenoir City.

BARHAM, BETTY JEAN MCDANIEL - age 80, daughter of the late Walter J. and Sara Bruce McDaniel, passed away Monday, June 9, 2008 at her home. She was a beloved wife and mother. She was a member of West Hills Presbyterian Church. Betty Jean attended grammar and high school in Lounette, Alabama and was a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Nursing, receiving her RN degree in May, 1950. She is survived by her husband, Ed Barham; children, Edward Bruce Barham, Jean Barham Shanmugan, Walker Glenn Barham and William Patrick Barham; grandchildren, Caroline B. Harris and Emily Nicole Brooks; great grandchildren, John Harris and Finn Thomas Harris. The family will receive friends 10-11:00 A.M. Friday at West Hills Presbyterian Church followed by a 11:00 A.M. funeral service with Rev. Fred Fowler officiating. Interment to follow in Edgewood Cemetery. Friends who wish, may make memorial contributions to West Hills Presbyterian Church or the Deacon's Mercy Fund, 7600 Benningto!
n Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

BEAVER, CARMEL COX - age 87 of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday morning, June 10 in Nashville, TN. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Carmel was a member of the Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Ladies of Charity and retired from the University of Tennessee Purchasing Department. Preceded in death by her devoted husband, Richard; parents, Robert and Anna Cox of Owensboro, KY; brother, Robert Cox, Jr. of Owensboro, KY; sisters, Roberta Cox, Lemoine Cox and Antoinette Tong of Owensboro, KY. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Pam Beaver and Ed Smith of Nashville, and Beth and Ken Van Meter of Alpharetta, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Beaver and Cindy Prince of Knoxville, Bob and Christine (deceased) Beaver of Johnson City; seven grandchildren, Amy and Michael Hardy of Gadsden, AL, Nathan and Kelli Lacey of Groton, CT, Justin Lacey of Knoxville, Kristin Smith of Washington, DC, Cleveland Smith of Nashville, TN, Connor Beaver of Knoxville!
and Ian Beaver of Knoxville; and three great grandchildren, Miles Hardy of Gadsden, AL and Jack Lacey and Logan Lacey of Groton, CT; brother and sister-in-law, Anthony and Skipper Cox of Owensboro, KY, and many nieces and nephews. Memorial mass will be held Monday, June 16th at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev. Joe Ciccone officiating. Interment to follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Highland Memorial, 5315 Kingston Pike. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: St. Joseph School, 1810 Howard Road, Knoxville, TN 37918 or the charity of your choice. Highland Memorial - Bearden, 865-588-0567.

BROGDEN, BETTY JO - 74 of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday evening June 10, 2008 at Baptist Hospital. She was a member of Riverdale Baptist Church and a member of Golden Hearts. A devoted wife of 57 years and a loving mom and grandmother. She was preceded in death by parents, Joe and Ruby Duggan, brother, Buck Duggan. Betty Jo is survived by her husband, Jack Brogden of the home; two daughters and sons in law, Kay and Jim Pebley of Hopkinsville, KY, Lisa and Mike Guinn of Knoxville; three grandchildren, Dianne Davenport of London, England, Kristy Loveday of Winston Salem, NC and Jordan Sams of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews, numerous friends and special sister, Pearl Lane also survive. Family will receive friends Thursday June 12, 2008 from 5-7 p.m. at McCarty-Evergreen. Service to follow at 7 o'clock with Rev. Mike Vincent officiating Graveside service will be conducted Friday at 10 o'clock at Asbury Cemetery. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery. Arrangements !
by McCarty-Evergreen Funeral Home 7426 Asheville Hwy.

CARSON, BELINDA GAIL - 53, of Oak Ridge, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at her home. She was born January 21, 1955 in Knox County, the daughter of Jesse T. and Elsie McLain Qualls. Mrs. Carson received her Associates Degree in Accounting from Roane State Community College. She was a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church, enjoyed arts and crafts and was very active in the Oak Ridge Jaycees in earlier years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, Darrell Wayne Qualls. She is survived by her husband of 19 years, Michael Joseph Carson; son, Kevin Wayne Qualls and daughter, Kimberly Faye Carson, all of Oak Ridge and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 2pm at Bookwalter Cemetery in Knoxville. Memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 - 8pm at Weatherford Mortuary, Oak Ridge. An on-line guest book can be signed!

CHESNEY, J. WILL - age 87 of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away Tuesday evening, June 10, 2008 in Atlanta. He was born June 25, 1920 and raised in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. He was a carpenter and master craftsman, a veteran of World War II serving in the Navy as a Chief Gunner's Mate, a loving and devoted father and grandfather, a man dedicated to God and his fellow man. Preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Mary Maxine Chesney; sisters, Iva Mae Shackelford and Mary Cochran. Survived by sons, Nick and wife Jerita Chesney of Keene, Texas, Lamar and wife Kim Chesney of Atlanta, Georgia, Ken and wife Sandy Chesney of Odessa, Florida, Harlan and wife Joan Chesney of Fuquay-Varnia, North Carolina; 5 grandchildren, Lora, Landon, Alicia, Elizabeth and Lamar Chesney, Jr.; sisters, Zenith Randolph, Cora Hickman, Carol Hackney; and special friends, Jack and Betty Heard of Sweetwater, Texas. Funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. at McCarty-Evergreen Funeral Home, with Pastor Chris James off!
iciating; afterward, family and friends will proceed to Eastview Memorial Gardens for interment. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Saturday at McCarty-Evergreen Funeral Home, 7426 Asheville Highway, Knoxville, TN. (637-7955).

DEMARANVILLE, DARLENE A. (LANG) - of Farragut, TN, died June 11, 2008. Survived by husband Robert; daughters and sons-in-law, Dianna Reibman and husband Ron, Tyla Jackson and husband Dave; grandchildren, Matt and Mark Reibman, Kaylee (Hess) Swinney and Andrew Hess; step grandson, Derrick Hess. All services will be private for family members only. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, the family request no flowers. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel is serving the DeMaranville family.

ELLIS, TONI W. - beloved wife and mother, age 59, of Knoxville, Tennessee, died peacefully in her sleep early Wednesday morning, June 11, 2008. She was preceded in death by her mother, Hallie Mae Smith and father, Elmer Weaver. Survivors: husband of 28 years, Steve Ellis; daughter, Whitney Ellis; daughter and son-in-law, Sayrah and Billy Simpson; sisters and brothers-in-law, Willie and Roy McCoy, Shirley and Bob Manes; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Pearl Sentell, Sid Sentell, John Weaver, Howard and Ann Weaver, Mike and Kathy Weaver; several nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Edna Ellis; sister-in-law and husband, Lynn Ellis and Roger Richardson; brother-in-law, Jeff Ellis. Family and friends will meet 11:30 AM Monday in Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Lyon's View Pike, Knoxville, for graveside service and interment. Rev. Rowland Buck will officiate. Pallbearers will be her nephews, Robbie and Glenn Weaver, son-in-law, Billy Simpson and friends, George Brown, John Underw!
ood and Dustin Cates. Honorary pallbearer will be friend, Ernie Onks. The family will receive friends 5-7 PM Saturday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville. (

ESKRIDGE, KATHERYN ELIZA HILL - departed her life, Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at Roane Medical Center of Harriman, Tennessee. She was born January 5, 1926 in Rockwood, Tennessee to the late Bert Hill and Flora Pendergrass Hill. She was married to the late Elder Rue Eskridge, Sr., for fifty-five, faithful years until his passing, January 20, 2004. She was a faithful member of the Phillippi Primitive Baptist Church at an early childhood age where she served as a Mother on the Mother's Board. When her health failed, she made her way to her church, and other church events in the community. She loved going to church. She was a member of the Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Women's Auxiliary and she was a community usher. She resided with her daughter, Mary Kilgo who became her caregiver when her health failed. She was a loving, devoted, faithful and understanding mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend. Preceded in death by husband, Elder!
Rue Eskridge, Sr.; parents, Bert and Flora Hill, children, Clarence Richard Eskridge, Eltha Nadean Holmes, Rue Eskridge, Jr and John Calvin Eskridge; brothers, Rufus Hill and Curtis Bowers; son-in-law, Sanford A. Kilgo. She leaves to cherish her memory, twin daughters, Mary Kilgo and Mae Eskridge, Rockwood, Tennessee; sons, Eugene (Margaret) Collier of Midtown and Roy (Jan) Eskridge, Rockwood, Tennessee; daughters-in-law, Sandra Eskridge, Missouri and Willie Lee Eskridge of Alabama; sister, Peggy Reynolds, Harriman, Tennessee; sister-in-law, Debra Hill, Harriman, Tennessee. She enjoyed the affection of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Body will lie in state 11:00 a.m., Saturday at Phillippi Primitive Baptist Church; family will receive friends, 1:00-2:00 p.m.; funeral service, Elder Phillip Corbett, officiating. Interment 9:30 a.m., Monday, Tennessee State Veteran's Cemetery. Arrangements by !
Jarnigan & Son Mortuary

GIBSON, JAMES ARTHUR "OTT" - age 96, long-term resident of West Hills, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, June 10, 2008. He was a member and deacon of Piney Grove Baptist Church. He owned and operated Gibson's Greenhouses for over fifty years. Preceded in death by parents, James and Met Gibson; brother, Luke Gibson; sisters, Pearl Loveday, Estie Owensby, Lula Delozier; first wife, Lula and second wife, Leona. Survived by son, Eddie Loveday and wife, Dolly; daughter, Joyce Thomas and husband, Fred; step-daughter, Marie Nichols and husband, James; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, Piney Grove Baptist Church, Piney Grove Church Road, Rev. Lynn McClain, Rev. Troy Cody and Rev. Al Smith officiating. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Frid!
ay at Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway.

GREGG, RUBY - age 74, of Knoxville, has gone to Heaven to be with Jesus, husband, Henry and son, Barney. She passed away at home on Thursday morning, June 12, 2008. She was a wonderful, loving wife, mother and grandmother. Preceded in death by parents, Otha and Nancy Mae Caughorn; husband, Henry Gregg; son, Barney Gregg; brothers, Hoyle, Frank, Clarence and Ken; sisters, Elsie, Elizabeth, Pauline, Virgie Helen; and two unnamed siblings. Survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph and Ruth Caughorn, Paul and Mary Caughorn, all of Knoxville; sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Marilyn Jenkins of Knoxville, David and Helen Caughorn of Georgia, Sam Gregg of Knoxville, Derris Gregg of Knoxville; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Dan DeBusk of Corryton, Dessie Gregg of New York, Henrietta and David Ortiz of Knoxville; grandchildren and spouses, Melanie and Eric Hurst of Knoxville, Tim and Eric DeBusk of Knoxville, Carol and Greg Gordon of Georgia, Helen and Jason Nicholson o!
f Georgia, Tony DeBusk of Corryton, Christine Lopez of Knoxville, Larry Oliver of Georgia, Henry Gregg of Johnson City, David Ortiz, Jr., of Knoxville, Kevin Gregg of Knoxville, Greggrey Gregg of Knoxville, Kenny Oliver of New York; great-grandchildren, Erica and Ryan Hurst, Alexia, Isaiah, and Noah DeBusk. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Saturday, June 14, 2008, in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway, with funeral service to follow at 8:00 PM, Rev. Larry Nash officiating. Family and friends will meet at Seven Islands Cemetery on Sunday for 3:00 PM interment services.

GROVES - MCKINNON, DR. GLORIA J. - passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 10th, 2008 at her home in Knoxville, TN from complications of Multiple Sclerosis. Born in Springfield, TN January 18, 1954, she attended the University of Tennessee, graduating in 1982 from the College of Veterinary Medicine. She was owner of Groves Animal Hospital and practiced in Knoxville until the early 2000's. Dr. Groves-McKinnon is preceded in death by her sister, Dr. Caroline Malin. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth McKinnon; stepson, Mitchell McKinnon, both of Knoxville; parents, Harold and Dorothy Groves of Springfield, TN; and brother Harold Groves, Jr., of Centerville, TN. Memorial services will be held both locally and in her hometown of Springfield, TN. The family plans for a memorial service on Thursday, June 19, 2008, 7:00 p.m., at Robertson County Funeral Home, Springfield, TN and Sunday, July 6, 2008, 3:00 p.m., at Westside Unitarian Universalist Church, 616 Fretz Road, Farragut, TN!
. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Knoxville Humane Society at Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, 800 Millwood Road, Knoxville, TN 37920 or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, at ASPCA Tributes, 520 8th Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018. Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. (865) 6WE-CARE (693-2273)

HENNESSY, DENNIS MARK - 54, 115 Spring City Drive, Johnson City passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at the residence. He was a native of Cook County, Illinois and had live in Andersonville for several years before moving to Johnson City. Mr. Hennessy was a son of the late Patrick and Beatrice Curtis Hennessy. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was a HVAC mechanic. Survivors include a son, Kevin Hennessy and his wife, Brenda, Andersonville, TN; a daughter, Teresa Snider and her husband, Robbie, Knoxville; five grandchildren, Savannah and Adam Hennessy, Shian and Kristen Johnson and Kaytlyn Snider; ex-wife, Sally Hennessy, Knoxville; Committal services will be held at a later date in Andersonville, Tennessee. The family can be reached by writing to Teresa Snider, 3365 Hazelnut Lane, Knoxville, TN 37931. Woodall-Anderson and Dugger Funeral Home, Johnson City. 423-928-2245

HUSKIN, GOLDIE SHAW - 88, of Adkins Rd., Philadelphia, died Thursday, June 12, 2008 at her home. Goldie was a member of Belleview Baptist Church and preceded in death by husband, Gracen Huskin, daughters, Eva Marlene & Ruby Coffman, parents, Rex & Annie Bright Shaw. Survivors: children & spouses, Alma & Eugene Presley, Loudon, Charles Huskin, Gracen "Lane" & Patsy Huskin, Herbert & Brenda Huskin, Ralph Huskin & Clarence Huskin, Philadelphia; grandchildren & great grandchildren; special great grandson, Jacob Huskin; brother, J.C. "Dude" Shaw, Loudon; sister in law, Ruby Huskin Harper, Longmont, Colorado. Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Danny Buchanan officiating. Interment Corinth Cemetery. Family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Saturday Loudon Funeral Home.

JENSEN, DARLENE JANE - 74 of Maryville passed away June 10, 2008. She was preceded in death by husband, Duane Jensen. She was a member of the Friends of the Smokies, she was a member of Broadway Methodist Church in Maryville. She is survived by her children, Jackie Davis of Newcastle, IN, James Jensen of Indianapolis, IN, Joanne & Chris Brazas of Hampshire, IL; grandchildren, Jennifer & Sarah Johnson, Joshuia Davis, Robert, Rebecca, & Rochelle Brazas, great-grandson, Jacob Crouch; sisters, Joanne Derrickson of Torrance, CA, Diane Kafka of Indianapolis, IN. Funeral services will be at 8:00 P.M. Saturday June 14, 2008 at Memorial Funeral Home in Maryville with Rev. Dan Moore officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home. The family request contributions to be made to The Friends of the Smokies at P.O. Box 1660 Kodak, TN 37764. Condolences may be sent at website

KLEBENOW, DONALD L. - age 83 of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, June 10, at Parkwest Hospital. He was a World War II veteran, a long-time resident of West Hills and active for many years in the West Hills Community Association. Born in Merrill, Wisconsin, he was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Leona Sabatke Klebenow, both of Wisconsin. He was a member of Bearden United Methodist Church. His survivors include wife, Eileen Hughes Klebenow of Knoxville; daughter, Anne Klebenow of Knoxville; sister and brother-in-law, Mrs. Jane and Rev. Art Oswald of Sheboygan, Wisconsin; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a retired U.S. Air Force captain after a distinguished career that included service at the Washington Air Defense Sector in Fort Lee, Virginia, and the Central Air Defense Force in Kansas City. Beginning his military service as a command pilot in World War II, he flew B17's, B25's and B29's. During his later military career specializing in electronics, he was!
awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for initiative and judgment in pinpointing and resolving what his commendation described as "weaknesses in the radar defense system which was of major importance in our national defense." He was also a U.S. Air Force advisor and electronics instructor for the Brazilian Air Force, assisting in the radar defense system for the Brazilian coastal region. Afterward, he was assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Madrid to assist and advise the Spanish Air Force in the establishment of an electronics school to train radio and radar technicians. He was subsequently in charge of the maintenance section of the U.S. remote radar installation in Labrador, Newfoundland. His military service also included assignment to Headquarters 31st Air Division in Minneapolis as a technical inspector of radio and radar installations. In Tennessee, he was the Air Force's technical advisor to the Tennessee Air National Guard's 119th Command & Control Squadron, Alcoa,!
on matters relating to the operation of Air Force radio and r!
adar equ
ipment, the 119th being one of the first Air National Guard units to become a part of the U.S. Space Command. After his Air Force retirement, he had a subsequent career as an electrical engineer with Union Carbide and its successor Martin Marietta in Oak Ridge, where he also later retired. He had his early schooling in Milwaukee, attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a proud graduate of the University of Tennessee in electrical engineering, as well as the Air Force and U.S. Navy electronic schools. The family will receive friends 5-7:00 P.M. Friday followed by the funeral service at 7:00 P.M. at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Rev. David L. Bluford officiating and eulogy given by The Honorable Frederick McDonald. Family and friends will meet at Monte Vista Memorial Gardens in Johnson City, TN for an 11:30 A.M. Saturday interment service with military honors presented by the VFW Honor Guard Post #3382 and the Tennessee National Guard of Kingsport. Pal!
lbearers: Commander Edward F. Hooks, USAN, Ret., David N. Hughes, Thomas A. Hughes, William E. Hughes, and Matthew Hughes. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Inc., P.O. Box 709, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598-0709 or Blinded Veterans Association, P.O. Box 98081, Washington, DC 20090-8081.

KOCKA, LOIS ANN (HEINZEN) - age 75, died at Parkwest Hospital in Knoxville, TN on June 9, 2008 due to complications of heart disease and kidney failure. Lois was born October 9, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio to James J. and Agnes (Hrabak) Kocka. Survivors: daughter, Marianne Businger Heinzen; son-in-law, Gary Heinzen; granddaughters, Jessica Marie Heinzen (26), Dallas, TX and Mallory Lauren Heinzen (16) Knoxville, TN. Lois retired in Brandenburg, KY in 1991 from Olin Corporation and moved to Knoxville in 2003. She leaves us with this message. "Don't mourn for me, because for years I have been prepared for my new comfortable life without pain, where I am able to walk and be normal again. It is hard leaving my girls, who I loved dearly and they love me dearly; and also the only son I ever had and loved, Gary (son-in-law). All of their patience, care and adoring love helped me through the past few years of my life while I lived with them in their home. I realize that I am leaving beh!
ind a legacy of strong independent women. They prepared me for my journey. I will miss my family and my dogs, Claire and Zoe; but we will all meet again. It is my request that there only be a celebration with friends to be held in October near my birthday, with laughter, music and food to share memories of my 75 years of life. Mark your calendars and celebrate. After all, I am at peace in my new life with my Lord. There are so many people from Parkwest Hospital and NHC who helped me during these past few years. Some who absolutely must be mentioned are my dear doctor, Edward Newman, all my friends at Fresenius Dialysis staff and patients, Barbara Mix (who if I didn't know better was my daughter) and Lou Godessa, my dear friend. I will think of each one of you every day and wait for your return. Please make any donations to the American Diabetes Association and the National Kidney Foundation to find cures for the diseases I fought for 10 years. Love to all of you!" Click Fun!
eral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the K!
ocka fam

KUNKLE, BRUCE L. - age 59 of Loudon formerly of Alliance, Ohio passed away Thursday, June 12, 2008. He was retired from Key Safety Restraint in Knoxville and Sancap in Alliance. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Kunkle; parents, Dylan and Dorothy Kunkle. Survived by his wife of 37 years, Patricia Graham Kunkle; children, Steven Lewis Kunkle of Loudon and Christopher David Kunkle of Madisonville; 5 grandchildren; brothers, Norman Kunkle of TX and Terry Kunkle of Beloit, OH; sisters, Cheryl Green of Alliance, OH, Gloria Swartz of TX and Penny of OH. The family requests no flowers. Memorial may be made to New Providence Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 245 White Road, Loudon, TN 37774. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Click Funeral Home. Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Providence Baptist Church Cemetery for graveside services with Rev. Johnny Walker officiating. Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City is in charge of arrangemen!

LANTZ, MARY RUTLEDGE JOHNSTONE - passed from this life as a result of an injury suffered in a fall on June 8, 2008 at her home in Powell. She was 94. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, August 4, 1913, Mary was raised by a loving family and surrounded by numerous cousins in the sea island culture of Edisto Island, South Carolina. She graduated from Winthrop College where she was one of three best athletes in her senior class. Her passion for sports and sharing led her to teach biology and physical education in Ruffin, Couth Carolina, and to include coaching women's high school basketball in Huntsville, Alabama and in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Together with Paul Milton Lantz, her husband of 61 years, she raised her two daughters, Fran and Nan to be good Carolina low-country women, i.e., "eat rice and worship their ancestors." She also taught them to ride horses, to love swimming and to care for others. She influenced countless others through community swim classes with the Red Cr!
oss and through her church, St. Thomas Episcopal, of which she and Paul were charter members. Her zest for life and love of people were evident even in her seventies and eighties when she was director of the Wee Care day care center at St. Thomas. Mary's love of family near and far was more than family by blood. Her love for her St. Thomas family never faltered and she embraced each new person who crossed the church's threshold. She maintained much of her physical strength, athleticism, and agility until the last 10 years of her life, when even then swimming with church and neighborhood buddies in the backyard pool was one of her happiest pleasures. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; and her little brother and sister, Francis Winthrop Johnstone, Jr. and Sarah Legare Johnstone Ackerman; as well as her parents, Mary Caroline Townsend Johnstone, Francis Winthrop Johnstone, Sr.; and stepmother, Della Hills Johnstone. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, F!
rances Lantz and Carl Smith of Friendswood, Texas and Nancy an!
d Howard
Pusey of Friendsville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Rebecca and husband, Mark Aronowitz and Caleb Pusey and wife Carrie; nieces, Mary Thor, Elizabeth Young and their respective spouses George and Bruce; Linda Lockard and Alma Jones; nephews, Michael and Milton Parrish and grandnieces, Kristen and Gretchen Thor. The Celebration of Life service will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Knoxville, 7 pm Sunday, June 15th, 2008, with Rev. Kay Reynolds officiating. The receiving of friends will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 5401 Tiffany Road, Knoxville, Tenenssee 37912; or to the Edisto Open Land Trust (501C3), P.O. Box One, 547 Highway 174, Suite 7, Edisto Island, South Carolina 29438, which is dedicated to the protection and preservation of the barrier island habitat against development.

LEWIS, BETTY L. (GARDNER) - passed away after a lengthy illness at St. Mary's Medical Center, on Saturday, June 7, 2008. She was born in Hillsville, Virginia, March 4, 1943 and was a life-long Methodist and a member of Inskip United Methodist Church. She graduated from Hillsville High School, and The Lewis-Gale Hospital School of Nursing, Roanoke, Virginia, studied at Hiwassee College, Madisonville, Tennessee, additional work at E.T.S.U. in Johnson City, Tennessee and graduated (BA) from The College of St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois. In 1961 she was named Miss Carroll County Virginia and participated in 1962 in The Miss Virginia Pageant. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert W. Gardner, Sr. She was a Registered Nurse and worked as a surgical nurse for most of her career. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, The Rev. Dr. W. David Lewis, pastor of Inskip United Methodist Church; one daughter and son-in-law, Josh and Whitney Adams; and grandson, Gavin Adams; one!
son, Wesley Lewis; mother, Mary Magdalene Gardner of Hillsville, Virginia; a sister and brother-in-law, Larry and Sandra Cook of Hillsville, Virginia; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert W. and Diann Gardner, Jr. of Radford Virginia; a large number of nephews and nieces and a host of friends across E. Tennessee and S.W. Virginia, where she worked side by side in churches with her husband. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Renovation Fund at Inskip United Methodist Church, 714 Cedar Lane, Knoxville, Tennessee 37912. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM and after the worship service as needed. A memorial worship service will be held at Inskip United Methodist Church, on Saturday, June 14, 2008, at 10:00 AM. The Revs. Dan Kelly, James Benson, Prof. Steve Cook and Rev. Dr. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. will officiate. The burial will be cremation. Arrangements by Gentry-Griffey Chapel.

LOUDERMILK, KELLY SAVANNAH - age 25 of Knoxville passed away suddenly Monday, June 9, 2008. Kelly was a loving mother, daughter and sister. She was a sweet, loving person who was a joy to all her family and friends and will be deeply missed. Kelly was preceded in death by her grandfather, Kenneth Loudermilk. She is survived by her children, Gracie, Lydia and Nathaniel; parents, Gary and Deedy Loudermilk; sister and brother-in-law, Kerri and Scott Manning; paternal grandmother, Barbara Sparks; maternal grandparents, Frank and Carrie Bachrach; nephews and nieces, Ethan, Olivia, Avery and Roman; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; special friend, Nate Hooper. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 pm Friday with a Celebration of Life to follow at 2 pm in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for her children. Donations may be made at any Suntrust Bank. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike is servi!
ng the Loudermilk family.

MCDANIEL, KYLE WILLIAM JR. - born July 29, 1950 in Maryville, TN, passed away on May 20, 2008. Kyle is survived by his mother, Evelyn Williams McDaniel; sister, Laurie Elizabeth McDaniel; sister Margaret McDaniel Knight; and brother-in-law Gilford Knight. He was preceded in death by his father, Kyle William McDaniel, Sr. Kyle attended Maryville High School, and was a graduate of The University of Tennessee. He made the National Dean's List, and was granted membership in Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges honors program. He was a long-time member of the Association for Computing Machinery, and past president of the UT Student Chapter. He was a devoted son and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until 1:30 pm Saturday, June 14, 2008 at Smith Trinity Chapel with memorial service to follow. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, 865-983-1000,

MINTON, JANNA MARIE - age 49 of Knoxville passed away suddenly at her home Wednesday, June 11, 2008. Preceded in death by: grandparents, Ben Johnson, Joe & Eva Lovell, Charles A & Jennie Minton; parents, Charles K (Ken) & Juanita J. (Susie) Minton. Survived by: daughters, Lori Marie Bautista (son-in-law Gualberto Bautista) & Cynthia Dawn Smith; five grandchildren, Brianna Minton, Jonathan Hurst, Bianca Bautista, LouTalyn Minton, Cecy Smith; brother, Charles K Minton, Jr.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jane & Gary Schlee, Janet & Dwight Rutherford; 3 nephews, 1 niece and many beloved aunts and uncles. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Cooke Mortuary Chapel. Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Cook Cemetery, Tazewell, TN for 11:00 a.m. graveside service. Reverend Monty Walker officiating. Cooke Mortuary , Maynardville, TN.

NOE, VERLIN C. - age 91, of Maryville passed away Thursday, June 12, 2008 at home. He worked at Alcoa for 37 years and is a member of the Alcoa 25 Year Club. He was a member of Madison Avenue Baptist Church and is the oldest deacon at Madison Avenue Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by: parents, Edward and Dorothy Noe; brothers, Robert, Lonnie, Edward, Jr., and Lester Noe; sisters, Beulah Noe, Bessie Beeler, and Lennie Sharp; great grandson, Joseph Bradley Waters. Survived by: wife, Nellie Noe; son & daughter-in-law, Ronnie & Wilma Noe; daughters & sons-in-law, Kay & Wendell Carpenter, Judy & Rex Caughron, and Betty Sanders Kirkland; sisters, Mattie Stone and Pearl Welch; 12 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 12 step great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 14, 2008 from 1:00 until 2:00 PM at Smith West Chapel with funeral service at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Mike McNutt, Rev. Gary Don!
ahue, and Rev. Sanders Whaley officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000,

ODELL, JAMES EDWARD (ED) - age 56, of Plant City, FL, formerly of Knoxville, passed away, June 8, 2008 in Alabama. Preceded in death by parents, James Edward and Geraldine Odell. Survived by life partner, Jerry Drinnon; sister, Geraldine Clements, Tullahoma; 1 niece and 2 nephews. Family and friends will meet, 10:15 a.m., Saturday, Highland South Cemetery for a graveside service at 10:30 a.m. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday, Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City.

ORRICK, ROBERT E. (BOB) - age 78, of North Knoxville, died Tuesday night at NHC St. Mary's. Daddy went home to be with the Lord and he's not suffering anymore. He was preceded in death by father, William Ray Orrick; mother, Rose Ellen Orrick; and brother, Gale B. Orrick. Survived by loving and devoted wife of 58 years, Ruth; daughter, Elizabeth Epps and husband Michael; son, Robert Lynn Orrick; grandchildren, Angela Frank and husband Chris, Brandon Orrick, Heather Dunlap and husband Michael Freeman; great-grandchildren, Robert Brian West, Courtney Renea Frank, Makierra Freeman and Maliyah Freeman; sisters, Imogene Mealer and husband J.T., Inez Jacobs and husband, Jake; brother, Edgar Orrick and wife Norma. The family wishes to thank the administrator and staff at NHC St. Mary's for all their loving care over the past 11 years, and sends a special thank you to Eulene Coffey, Bob's sister-in-law, for her love and support during this time. Family will receive friends 6 - 8 pm F!
riday at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with a funeral service to follow at 8 pm with Rev. Charles Whitson officiating. Family and friends will meet Saturday at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel and proceed to the graveside in Lynnhurst Cemetery for an 11 am interment service. Pallbearers: Michael Epps, Chris Frank, Robert West, Brandon Orrick, and Jason Gibson. Additional information available at You are invited to share your thoughts and memories of Robert at his guestbook and memorial website at Arrangements entrusted to Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Dr. 865-689-8888.

PETTIGREW, JIMMY R. - age 74, of Morristown, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He was a life-long member of Central Baptist Church where he served as teacher of the Men's Sunday School Class. He was the retired owner of Radio Center TV Sales and Service, Pettigrew's Strawberries, and Pettigrew's TV Sales and Service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed Frank and Pearl Woods Pettigrew; wife, Mary Pettigrew; and daughter, Patricia Pettigrew. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Debbie Pettigrew; granddaughter, Brittany Pettigrew; grandson, Ryan Greenlee; great-granddaughter, Maddison Greenlee; brother and sister-in-law, George and Eydie Pettigrew; sisters, Anna Mae Duncan and Evelyn Turley; several nieces and nephews and many close friends and his church family. Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2008 at Central Baptist Church with Rev. Bryan Collins, Rev. Bobby Helton, and !
Rev. Hubert Bunch officiating. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2008 at Central Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30 - 8 p.m. Friday, prior to the services at the church. Arrangements by Westside Chapel Funeral Home in Morristown.

PHIPPS, NAOMI CARRIE - age 71 formerly of Knoxville passed away Monday, June 9, 2008 in Phoenix, AZ. She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. She is preceded in death by husband, Elbert Ray Phipps and parents. Survived by her daughter, Debbie Landowski; son, Gary DeVenny, both of Wascott, Wisconsin; son, Hugh DeVenny, Jr.; son, Larry DeVenny, daughter, Bessie Schultz, all of Phoenix, AZ; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sisters, Martha Avis, Shirley Watson, Barbara Turner, Janie Myers, Brenda Elmore, Ann Patterson, Helen Henderson, Margaret White; brothers, Robert Wilkerson, Jim Hammock, Jimmy Warner; very special friend, Gay Baker. Graveside services will be held in Highland South Memorial Park on Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 2:00 p.m with Bishop Rob Ivey officiating. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet in the cemetery by 1:45 p.m. Highland South (865)573-7300

SHEPHERD, LENARD L. - age 74, of Powell, passed away on Tuesday evening at the St. Mary's Residential Hospice in Knoxville. Mr. Shepherd was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman Lawton and Mary Jane Huddleston Shepherd; brother, Cecil Shepherd; and sister, Edith Manis. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Marjorie Evans Shepherd; two daughters, Sharon Malloy and husband Joe of Franklin, TN, and Cindy Elwood and husband Todd of Thompson's Station, TN; 3 grandsons, Joseph, Jacob, and Joshua Malloy; 2 nephews, 1 niece and many other relatives and friends. Mr. Shepherd retired from the Knox County School System in 1991 after 34 years of serving as both teacher and Principal. He was a member of Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church for over 50 years. An avid fisherman and outdoorsman, he taught the Hunters' Safety Course for many years. He was a man who never met a stranger. The family will receive friends Friday, from 5 to 7 pm at Beaver Creek Cumberland Pre!
sbyterian Church, 7225 Old Clinton Pike, Knoxville. The funeral service will follow, with Dr. Thomas Sweet and Rev. Don Sweet officiating. Graveside services will be held 11 am Saturday, at the Lynch-Bethel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Beaver Creek Cumberand Presbyterian Church, 7225 Old Clinton Pike, Knoxville, TN, 37921. Additional information available at You are invited to share your thoughts and memories of Lenard at his guestbook and memorial website at Arrangements entrusted to Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Dr. 865-689-8888.

SINCLAIR, JAMES F. - of Seymour, formerly of Pembroke, Massachusetts, born September 25, 1931, passed away on June 10, 2008, after a long illness. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and was an avid horseman, active in rodeos and horse shows. He also enjoyed boating, playing polo and camping. He was especially fond of his multiple pets, most recently, Sassy, Bugsy and Fancy. He was employed by Bethlehem Steel Shipyard, General Dynamics Boat Division, and Stone & Webster Engineering, all in Massachusetts. He then worked at T.V.A., Knoxville office, and Watt's Bar Nuclear Plant as a Quality Assurance Engineer until his retirement in 1993. He was a graduate of Whitman High School and Northeastern University in Massachusetts. Preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy and James Sinclair; step-mother, Olive Young Sinclair; grandson, Danny Joseph Pedro; and granddaughter, Emily Alexandra Hastings; son-in-law, John Pedro; and mother-in-law, Bernice (Hanna) Carpenter. Survivors: loving !
wife of 52 years, Barbara L. Carpenter Sinclair of Seymour; daughters: D. Judith Blankenship, Sandy Pedro, JoAn and Ronnie Sizemore, Laura and Billy LeMoine, all of Seymour, Joyce and Hank McCormick of Maryville; son, Jim Sinclair and wife Rene of Seymour; sister-in-law, Millie Merolli of Raynham, MA; brother-in-law, Richard Carpenter and wife Bunny of East Bridgewater, MA; grandchildren: Christina Watson and husband Brian, Jennifer Wager, Brian Wager, Courtney Sizemore, Wendy and James Pedro, Caitlin, Chelsea, Tyler, and Paul LeMoine, Stephany and James Sinclair, Darrell Valentine, all of Seymour. Amanda, Megan, and James McCormick of Maryville; great grandchildren: Kayla, Josh, and Gracie Watson, Cloie and Jake Pedro, Bella Coffey. The family wishes to express great thanks to Dr. Lethco and his staff as well as all the nurses with UT Hospice. Funeral service 7PM Friday in Atchley's Seymour Chapel with Rev. W.A. Galyon officiating. Interment 11AM Saturday at Knob Creek Cem!
etery. The family will receive friends 5-7 PM Friday at Atchle!
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TALLENT, WILLIAM "BILL", SR. - age 86 of Knoxville went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning, June 11, 2008. Mr. Tallent was a US Navy veteran of WWII and received a victory medal while serving our country. He was an avid horseshoe pitcher until his illness. Mr. Tallent loved the staff of the first floor at NHC-Ft. Sanders. The family greatly appreciates the love and care that they provided during his illness. Preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy "Dot" Tallent; parents, Willie Tallent & Delia Buckner Tallent; brother, Jay Tallent. Survived by his sons and daughters in law, Ralph Tallent & Brenda, Bill Tallent, Jr. & Charlotte of Blountsville, Alabama, Gary Tallent & Donna, Ricky Tallent & Frances of Nashville, TN; brothers, Roy Tallent & wife Iva, Elmer Tallent & wife Mary, C.T. Tallent, C.L. Tallent; sisters in law, Mary Carter, Margaret Loveday, Betty Frazier, Doris Frazier; brother in law, Dewey Loveday; granddaughters, Staci Crosswhite and husband Dwight, Tracy Trent !
and husband Jimmy, Roxanna McKinney and husband Randy of Blountsville, Alabama, Julia Nabors of Blountsville, Alabama; grandson, Jason Tallent and wife Angel; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friends at Black Oak Baptist Church and Larry & Linda Jones. The family will receive friends at Highland South Funeral Home from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 13, 2008. Funeral services will follow in the funeral home chapel at 8:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held in Highland South Memorial Park on Saturday, June 14, 2008 at noon, Dr. Steve Ross officiating. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet in the cemetery by 11:45 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to CARIS Healthcare, 130 Mabry Hood Road, Suite 108, Knoxville, TN 37922. Highland South (865)573-7300

TALLMAN, MR. JAMES E. - age 69 of New Tazewell was born February 20, 1939 and passed away June 11, 2008 at the St. Mary's Hospital in Knoxville, TN. He was a member of Lone Mountain Baptist Church. He was an avid bowler. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert & Bernice Tallman; sister, Donna Beardmore. He is survived by his wife of 20 years: Benni Mae (Hatfield) Tallman; children: Jeffrey (Vera) Tallman, Miranda of Atlanta, GA, Jason (Melissa) Tallman, Mariah , Tiffany of Cols. Ohio; step children: Don (Sandy) Welch, Tim (Jennifer) Welch, Celia (Todd) Henry all of Ohio, Cindi (Bob) Killen of Florida, Jeff (Kathy) Welch of New Tazewell, TN; 26 step grandchildren; 12 step great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 until 9 P.M. Friday at the Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell. Funeral service 11:00 A.M. Saturday June 14, 2008 at the Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the Irish Memorial Gardens. Ministers: Rev. Lawrence Fultz, Rev. John Hatfield, Elder !
D.R. Cabbage. Music: Barbara Hatfield, Clinton Hatfield, Andy Hatfield, Josiah Henry. Pallbearers: Don Welch, Jeff Welch, Tim Welch, Anthony Welch, Joshua Welch , Todd Henry, Phillip Henry, Josiah Henry, John Yao. Coffey Funeral Home in charge.

THOMAS, WILLIAM A. - age 62 of Knoxville passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at St. Mary's Medical Center. Of the Baptist faith. Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Nina Thomas. Survived by wife, Crenna Sue Thomas; daughters, Annda Elizabeth Johnson of Knoxville, and Amanda Rose Thomas of Knoxville; brothers, Steven Thomas of Knoxville, and Glenn David Thomas of Knoxville; special brothers-in-law, Sam Johnson of Knoxville, and Joe Johnson of Nashville; grandchildren, Katrina Hood, Elizabeth Leeann Johnson, Jessica Noel Barlow, Stephen David Johnson, and Raymond William Daniel Barlow; great grandchildren, Blake, T.J., Anna, and Bryson, all of Knoxville. Family and friends will meet 9:15 AM Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery for a 9:30 AM graveside service. Military honors provided by the East TN Veteran Honor Guard. The family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 PM Monday at Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, 523-4999. www.bridgesfu!

WALLACE, MR. CURTIS EUGENE - 69 of Luttrell, went home to be with Mommy at 8:34 a.m. Thursday June 12, 2008. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Ailor Mortuary, Maynardville. Our obituary line is 865-992-1114

WHITE, THOMAS LEROY - age 73 of Knoxville, passed away June 9, 2008. Mr. White was a retired veteran of the US Navy, retired from the Y-12 plant after 35 years, and was of the Lutheran faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Don and Alice Day White. Survived by his wife, Peggy Olive White; sons, Thomas Don White and wife Kim of Knoxville, Barry Lynn White of Canton, GA; step-sons, Michael Pullin & wife Trudi, Douglas Pullin & wife Pamela , all of Knoxville; grandchildren, Olivia Danielle White, Amanda Marie White, Thomas Justin White, Randall Scott White, Alisha Kara White, Cameron Lee White, Olivia Grace Pullin; sisters, Margie Dill, Mary Helen Hunt, Joann Cornwall, Doris Lamb, Pat Lovely. The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm Thursday, June 12, 2008, with funeral service following at 7 pm at the Woodhaven Funeral Home Chapel, Pastor Bo Selvage, officiating. Interment will be at 10 am, Friday, June 13, 2008 at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens. Woodhaven Funera!
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WOLFE, ROBERT DANIEL (DANNY) - age 52 of Richmond, IN went home to be with the Lord May 28, 2008. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 pm Saturday June 14 at Allen Funeral Home in Morristown, TN. A memorial service will be held immediately following, conducted by Reverend Terry Bunch. The family request that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Disaster Relief Ministry of Sevier Heights Baptist in Knoxville, TN.

WOODARD, EUNICE WADE - 91, passed away on June 11, 2008 at Shannondale Health Care Center. Born and raised in Washington, DC, she lived in Ft. Mitchell, KY for many years. She worked as secretary to the superintendent of Beechwood School District. She has been a resident of Knoxville, TN for the past twenty-two years. She was an active member of The Episcopal Church of the Ascension. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Woodard; parents, Ida and John Wade; her brother, Jack Wade; and a niece and a nephew. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lynne and Denny Mullins; grandchildren, Piper Mullins and Spencer Mullins; sister, Marjorie Harrison; brother, Milton Wade; a niece, Gayle Garrett, and nephews, Bruce Harrison and Jerry Wade. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to: The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 800 S. Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919 OR Friends of Greenway School for student scholarships, 544 Canton Hollow Road, Knoxville, TN,!
37934. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Monday at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension. The family will receive visitors at the church after the service. Following visitation, family and friends will meet at Highland Memorial Cemetery for an interment service. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

Carol Gigante
Beltsville, MD 20705

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