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• WALTERS, Donald R.
age 78, of Knoxville, died Saturday April 22, 2006, at his home. He was a retired general contractor. Preceded in death by: wife, Dorothy Marie Walters. Survived by: daughters and son-in-law, Glora J. and Keith Kitzke of Knoxville, Catherine A. Walters of Golden, Colo., Donna Marie Walters of Colorado Springs, Colo., Elizabeth K. Pitts of Virginia Beach, Va.; son, Thomas R. Walters of Prescott, Ariz.; grandchildren, Benjamin, Kristofer, Brittany Kitzke, Bernadette Mudrich, Sarah and Naomi Pitts. A Christian prayer service was Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. T. Allen Humbrecht officiating. Interment was private. The family received friends Monday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• TILLEY, Sue Jane
of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2006. She was a member of Union Baptist Church in Knoxville. She was retired from the K-Mart Corporation. Preceded in death by: parents, William and Belle England Proaps; brothers, Wayne Proaps, Paul Proaps (Edna), Bobby Proaps, Harold Proaps, Raymond Proaps; brother-in-law, Billy Joe McCown. Survived by: husband, Ron Tilley of Knoxville; son, Jay Tilley and wife, Julie, of Lenoir City; grandsons, Nicolas and Noah; sister, Barbara McCown Bright and husband, Allan; sisters-in-law, Alice Proaps and Dee Proaps; brother-in-law, Richard Tilley and wife, Susie; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Monday at Union Baptist Church on Washington Pike with funeral services following with the Rev. Craig Cummings and the Rev. John Thomerson officiating. Family and friends gathered Tuesday at the Union Baptist Church Cemetery for graveside services and interment. Click Funeral Home is serving the family of Sue Jane Tilley.

• SLAGLE, Jack Franklin
born January 5, 1931, died April 18, 2006, at his Farragut home. He was a member of Sanibel Community Church of Sanibel, Fla., where he was active in the choir. He was past president of the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club and twice past president of the Sanibel-Captiva Board of Realtors. In Knoxville, he was the founder and owner of Jack Slagle Realty Company, past president of the Knoxville Board of Realtors, member of the Farragut Optimist Club, and supporter of Farragut High School Athletics. Slagle was very active in civic affairs in Knoxville, especially the 1982 World’s Fair. He was responsible for the first renovation of the Bijou Theatre and the Baker Peters home, which he owned and where he operated Jeremiah’s Restaurant. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he served in Korea as a fighter pilot. He was preceded in death by his mother, Beulah Slagle. Survived by: father, Earl Slagle of Salem, Ore.; wife, Barbara R. Slagle; sons and daughters-in-law, James Franklin and Kris Slagle of Cape Coral, Fla., William Carson and Stephanie Slagle of Knoxville; grandsons, Tyler Lawson Slagle and Carson Payne Slagle; sisters and brothers-in-law, June and Dr. Bard Marshall of Oregon, Gail and Jim Hood of Florida; sister-in-law, Marilyn Turnure of Chattanooga. The family received friends Thursday followed by the service in the chapel of First Baptist Church Concord with Dr. Bard Marshall and the Rev. Larry Boyles officiating. Interment at Grandview Cemetery was private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909, or to the American Heart Association, 4708 Papermill Road, Knoxville, TN 37909. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• PALMER, David A.
age 58, of West Knoxville, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2006, at M.D. Anderson Medical Center in Houston, Texas. He was a member of the Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church and a member and past president of the West Knoxville Rotary Club. He is survived by: wife, Becky Palmer; sons and daughters-in-law, David Jr. and Tonya Palmer, Shannon and Sara Palmer; son, Aaron Palmer; parents, Jack and Gloria Palmer of Fort Myers, Fla.; grandchildren, Emilie, Davie, Sydney and Pierce Palmer; brothers and wives, Gary and Marilyn Palmer, Paul and Connie Palmer and Jack Jr. and Sue Palmer; nephew and wife, Nathan and Jeanetta Palmer; nephew, Sergei Palmer; niece, Eliana Palmer; father-in-law, Emil LaVache. A memorial service wasThursday at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church with Dr. John Wood and the Rev. T.M. Moore officiating. Interment was private. Friends are asked to make memorial contributions to the Mission Fund of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, 9132 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923; or to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486. The family received friends following the service at the Church. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• McCONKEY, Vera Mae
age 82, of West Knoxville, passed away Monday, April 17, 2006, at her home. She was a member of Beach Grove Baptist Church. Mrs. McConkey is preceded in death by: husband, the Rev. Raymond McConkey; son, Paul McConkey; grandson, Randy Johnson. Survived by: daughter and son-in-law, Judy A. and Robert Harvey of Knoxville; sister, Beatrice Cooper; brother, Paul Russell; granddaughter, Teresa Pellom; great-grandchildren, Michael Patty and wife, Meeka, Tara Patty, Shana Cooper, all of Knoxville; great-grea-grandchildren, Adam Teasley, Cadence Teasley, Alden Patty and Brandley Patty; and a host of nieces and nephews; three step-children and eight step-grandchildren. A very special thanks to Covenant Health Home Care Hospice for the care given to Mrs. McConkey. Funeral service wasThursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Branum and the Rev. Dean Smith officiating. Pallbearers were the men of Beach Grove Baptist Church. Family and friends met Friday at the main entrance of Highland Memorial Cemetery for graveside service. The family received friends Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• LONG, Wayne Lynn
age 47, of Knoxville, passed away Saturday morning, April 15, 2006. Wayne was of the Full Gospel Faith. He was preceded in death by: sister, Jo Anne Long; grandparents, Lydia and William T. Long; Edith and James R. Baker. Survived by: wife, Tammy Sousa; son, Justin Wayne Long of Atlanta, Ga.; parents, Wayne W. and Shelba Long of Knoxville; brother, Carson Long and wife, Heather, of Powell; sisters, Darlene Alverdiz of Knoxville, Katherine Craddock of Florida; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Billy Morris of Loudon, Dave Garrett and Doug Parker, both of Knoxville. The family received friends Wednesday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Funeral services were Thursday in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with interment following in the Byrds Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers, Dave Garrett, Joshua Craddock, Bobby Craddock, Carson Long, Billy Garrett and Doug Parker. Friends called at the home of Wayne and Shelba Long following the service. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Long family.

• KISER, Edith Herrington Stout
age 80, formerly of Knoxville, died April 13, 2006, in Pennsylvania. A native of Knoxville, she was the daughter of the late Garvin Leon and Margaret Adams Herrington. Survived by: sister, Elizabeth Bennett of Wilmington, Del.; nieces, Kathy Molin and husband, Gerald, of Chadds Ford, Pa., and Peggy Kimbrough of Arlington, Va. Family and friends met at the main entrance to Highland Memorial Cemetery Thursday for graveside service with the Rev. Cabel W. Trent officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, P.O. Box 9479, Knoxville, TN 37940-9989. Friends may call at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

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