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age 77, resident of Yulee, Fla., for the past 11 years, formerly of Portage, Ind., and native of Greenville, son of the late James and Rena Thomas Tinsley, died Monday March 13, 2006, in Florida. Ray was retired from Air Products, and a U.S. Army veteran. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by: wife of 54 years, Mary Faye McGinnis Tinsley of Yulee, Fla.,; son, Dennis Ray Tinsley of Middleburg, Fla.,; daughters, Denise Faye Trowbridge of Portage, Ind., Cynthia Kay Thews of Yulee; four grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill “Red” and Tina McGinnis; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jean and Roy Coleman, all of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. The family and friends met Thursday at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery for graveside service with full military honors by Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. Pallbearers were Bill McGinnis, David McGinnis, Jeff McGinnis, Roy Coleman, Ronnie Coleman and Ryan Tinsley. The family received friends Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• RIDLEY, Bonnie O. Ballard
age 85, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 12, 2006, at Shannondale Healthcare Center. She was a faithful member of Graystone Presbyterian Church for nearly 70 years, the Graystone Builders Class, and a charter member of Christian Endeavour. Bonnie and her late husband, Neal Ridley, were principal owner of C&S Laundry and Dry Cleaning beginning in 1953. They also operated the Knoxville Smokies minor league baseball team from 1960 through 1982. Bonnie retired from C&S in 2000 after sixty years employment. In addition to her husband, Neal, she was preceded in death by: parents, Maynard and Atha Ballard, and brothers, William Clinton and James Field Ballard Sr. Survived by: son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Jeanne Ridley of Knoxville; sisters, Wilma Clarice Becks of Manistique, Mich., and Virginia Jo Ballard of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Pauline Ballard of Knoxville; two granddaughters, Elizabeth Lee Ridley and Emily Ridley (Mrs. Matthew Lee) Michel of Knoxville; two great-grandsons, Mark Alexander and Evan Neil Michel of Knoxville; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. The family wishes to express its appreciation to the staff of Shannondale Healthcare Center and Adventa Hospice for their care and concern during Bonnie’s illness. The family extends special thanks to Dr. Moez Premji, Dr. John Blake and Dr. Neal Peebles for their compassionate care. The family received friends Thursday at Graystone Presbyterian Church. A service of remembrance and celebration of life followed at the church with the Rev. W. Eugene Thomas officiating. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Graystone Presbyterian Church, 139 Woodlawn Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2200 Sutherland Ave., Suite H 102, Knoxville, TN 37919. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.

age 73, of Knoxville, formerly of Chatham, Cape Cod, Mass., died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at Parkwest Medical Center in her sleep after succumbing to medical problems she had been battling. She was a member of Hope Fellowship Church. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Herbert and Evelyn Walker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Don Ostrander. She was best known to her family for her deep and abiding love of God and her unfailing belief in the grace and hope found in Jesus. Her life was filled with flowers, laughter, and healing words. She will be dearly missed by her children and friends alike. Survived by: sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. James Ostrander and Betty Ostrander of Auburn, Maine, Peter and Tina Ostrander of Seattle, Wash.; daughter, Wendy Masters and husband, Dr. Steven Masters; grandchildren, Andrew, Jenny and Sarah Masters, Kevin Gagne-Ostrander, Hannah and Caleb Ostrander; brother, Jerry Walker and wife, Marilyn, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. A private memorial service will be held in Orleans, Mass., at a later date. Donations may be sent to Hope Fellowship Church, Knoxville, TN. Flowers can be sent directly to the family home. The family received friends Saturday at 2007 Rudder Lane, Knoxville. Arrange-ments by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• LOWERY, Marie Deen
age 90, of Knoxville, formerly of Memphis, passed away Saturday afternoon, March 18, 2006, in Knoxville. Marie was born March 6, 1916, in Yarbro, Ark., to Albert Sidney Deen and Olive Lucretia Krutz Deen and was the youngest of six children. She was a graduate of Blytheville High School and lived there until 1960. She moved to Memphis where she was a member of Colonial Park United Methodist Church. Marie moved to Knoxville in 1999 to be near her family. Survived by: daughter and son-in-law, Patti and Wayne Davis of Farragut; son and daughter-in-law, Harold W. and Betty Wright of Gainesville, Ga.; grandchildren, Tracie Maxey and husband Keith, Bryan Wright and wife, Kim, Karen Wagner and husband, David, Kitti Smith and husband, Gary, Bratton Davis and wife, Regina, April Meier and husband, Charles; great-grandchildren, Thomas and Kathryn Maxey, Payne, Allie and Anna Kate Wright, Olivia Wagner, Evan and Owen Davis, Lily Meier; several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Interment will be Elmwood Cemetery in Blytheville, Ark., at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 2200 Sutherland Avenue, Suite H-102, Knoxville, TN 37919. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the family of Marie Lowery.

• FLETCHER, Michael R.
age 67, of Marco Island, Fla., formerly of Knoxville, went to be with his Savior March 8, 2006, in Naples, Fla., after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a graduate of Young High School, Carson Newman College and Georgia State University, attended the University of Tennessee, and was a big Vol fan. Fletcher was a veteran of the Vietnam Era war, earning the rank of first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force as navigator. He was an Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow. He influenced the lives of many youth as former scoutmaster of Troop #277 in Marietta, Ga. He was a retired metals engineer with Lockheed Martin in Marietta. He was deeply interested in his heritage and belonged to the MOSB, SCV, SAR, SR, Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, First Families of Tennessee, and St. Andrews Society of Atlanta. He was an outdoor enthusiast who loved hunting and was past president of Allatoona Longbeards Chapter NWTF. He belonged to Wesley United Methodist Church, Marco Island. He was a York and 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and Past Master of Cypress Lodge 295, F&AM, Naples, and member of RAM, Commandry, Knights Templar, Knight Mason and Araba Shrine. He is deeply missed by his wife, children and grandchildren to whom he gave his love and wisdom. God has called a good and honorable man to be with him. Survived by: wife of 42 years, Brenda-Joyce (Acuff) Fletcher; two sons, Michael R. Fletcher II and A. Scot Fletcher and wife, Dr. Peri (Brush); three grandchildren, Michael R. Fletcher III, Zachary S. Fletcher, and Allison B. Fletcher, all of Greater Atlanta; mother, Marietta H. Fletcher of Rogersville; sister, Linda Bryant and husband, Dr. Les Bryant of Jonesboro; brother, Stephen H. Fletcher of Key West, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was Saturday at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. Interment followed at Lynnhurst Cemetery with military honors by the Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. Flowers are appreciated as are donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The family received friends Friday followed a Masonic Funeral Service by Charles H. McKinney Lodge and 433 F&AM at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel.

• DUNCAN, Lois Emma Swisher
beloved wife of the late Congressman John J. Duncan, has gone home to be with her Lord and her precious husband. Raised in Iowa City, Iowa, she attended Iowa Wesleyan. She came to Knoxville to visit her sister and decided to get a job here. A short time later, she met John, a University of Tennessee student, at a YWCA dance. He went home that night and told his brother he had met the woman he wanted to marry. Three months later, they were married in Iowa City in a marriage that was truly made in heaven. She served at her husband’s side as first lady of Knoxville while he was mayor and then hosted thousands in Washington and Tennessee while they jointly served the people of the Second Congressional District. She supported her children and grandchildren in everything they did. Her family was her greatest pride and joy. She served as the Girl’s State Chairman for the American Legion and was instrumental in bringing the Alpha Xi Delta sorority to the University of Tennessee. She was a member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church and also attended Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of Akima Club of Knoxville. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by: parents, Nora and Jacob Swisher, and sister, Dorthea McGinnis. Survived by: children, Beverly Duncan Gleason and husband, Pat, John J. Duncan Jr. and wife, Lynn, Joe S. Duncan and wife, Cindy, and Becky Duncan Massey and husband, Morton; grandchildren, Tiffany Gleason, Trisha Gleason Amburn, Joe Gleason and wife, Leigh, Courtney Massey Kohlhepp and husband, Rick, Kristen Massey, Tara Duncan Richardson and husband, Bryn, Whitney Duncan Brown and husband, Jason, John Duncan III and wife, Lindsay, Zane Duncan, Kellie Duncan, and Casey Duncan; great-grandchildren, Ashton Amburn, Conner Amburn, Blakely Gleason, Skylar Gleason, Zackary Gleason, Beau Richardson, Emma Brown, and two more due within a few months; sisters, Fern Becker, Esther Presslar, Helen Kummings; brothers, Charles Swisher and William Swisher; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joe and Lovetta Duncan, Robert Duncan, Elizabeth Duncan Keck, Ruth Duncan, Martha and Richard Kist, and Laura Ellen Duncan; and numerous other family members and close friends. A special thanks to the special caregivers, Edith Hayes, Phil Medeiros, Peggy Acuff, Debby Bowles, and Tammy Goodrich. Lois also leaves a special companion and pet, Quincy. A service of remembrance and celebration of her life was held at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, 9132 Kingston Pike Saturday with the Rev. John Wood and Dr. Richard Hawks officiating. The family received friends following the service at the church. Family and friends met at Duncan Family Cemetery in Scott County Sunday for interment service. Pallbearers were Pat Gleason, Morton Massey, Joe Gleason, John Duncan III, Zane Duncan, Casey Duncan, Conner Duncan, Mose Lobetti, Chubby Watts, and Dr. Phil Mederios. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: the Sertoma Center, 1400 E. Fifth Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917, the Duncan Cemetery Fund, 245 Geneva Lane, Knoxville, TN 37923, or the Duncan Education Fund (for Scott County scholarships), 245 Geneva Lane, Knoxville, TN 37923. Friends may also call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• CARROLL, Russell Dean
age 67, formerly of Obion, died Sunday, March 12, 2006, at his West Knoxville home. He was a member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church and the Fireside Sunday School Class. He was also a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and Kappa Sigma fraternity. Russ was a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. He graduated from Lambuth University in 1960, and from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1980. Preceded in death by father, Sam Carroll. Survived by: wife, Jeanne P. Carroll; daughters and sons-in-law, Paula and John Paul Privette of Memphis, Connie and Darrell Harris of Murfreesboro; grand-daughter, Anna Carroll Harris; mother, Ruth Carroll of Obion; brother and sister-in-law, Maurice and Luz Esther Carroll of Los Mochis, Mexico; nieces, Candy Carroll, and Ellen Hudson; nephews, Abram Carroll, and Chris Vesel. Following a private interment at Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, there was a memorial service Wednesday at Cokesbury United Methodist Church with Dr. Steve Sallee and the Rev. Stephen DeFur officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 9908 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922. The family received friends Wednesday at Cokesbury United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

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