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• STEWART, Grace M.
passed away in the 100th year of her life on Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Brakebill Nursing Home. Born in Guin, Ala., in 1906, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1925 from the University of Southeastern Louisiana, studied creative writing at Columbia University in the 1940s, and earned a Master of Arts degree in 1952 from Long Beach State University. She and her husband, a U.S. Public Health Service doctor, had long details in China and the Philippines, where she taught English at the University. Returning to the States, they were based throughout the U.S., including New Mexico, Indiana, New York, and California, eventually retiring to Tennessee. Wherever Grace made her home, she taught creative writing, sharing her experiences and insights. She was active in Southern California music circles and was a member of several organizations in Knoxville, including PEO, DAR, UDC, and the Music Study Club. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral. Preceded in death by: husband, Dr. Fletcher C. Stewart; and sister, Julia K. McCrory. Survived by: son, UT Professor Clark Stewart Jr., his wife Judy, granddaughters Jessica Freeman of Seattle, Wash., Ericka Stewart Tosney of Los Angeles, Calif., and grandson, Fletcher C. Stewart III of Knoxville. Memorial service was Friday at St. John’s Cathedral with the Rev. Canon Mary Lee Bergeron officiating. The family received friends following the service in the Great Hall of the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Johns Cathedral, 413 W. Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37901. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• SIMMONS, Teresa (Terri)
age 50, of Lenoir City, formerly of Concord, went to be with the Lord Monday morning, June 5, 2006, at Parkwest Medical Center. Terri was a member of Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was an employee of CareMark in Hardin Valley. Terri was an avid animal lover, and had many horses, dogs, cats and chickens. Survivors: parents, Jack and Louise Simmons of Seymour; aunts, Ramona Nelson and Judy Woods; uncle, Frank Newcomb; cousins, Chris and Jeff Woods, Lisa Prater and Cindy Barnett; many friends. The family received friends Wednesday at Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church with funeral services following with the Rev. Leonard Turner officiating. Family and friends will gather at Highland Memorial Cemetery at 11 a.m. Thursday for graveside services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 400 Everett Road, Knoxville, TN 37934. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Simmons family.

• SEEMAN, William R.
age 71, of Farragut, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 27, 2006, surrounded by all his family at the University of Tennessee Medical Center following a tragic fall at his home. Born Oct. 29, 1934, in Madison, Wis., William graduated in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin and then worked at Dow Chemical in Midland, Mich. He got his MBA at Mount Pleasant University and then moved to Farragut in 1975 and worked for IT Corporation until retirement. He also was a small-business owner that he ran with his children, Lori, Jeff and his son-in-law Rusty. Preceded in death by: parents William Sr. and Elgie Seeman; and brother, Tom. Survived by: loving wife of 50 years, Carol Ann; children, Bill and Molly Seeman and grandchildren, Zachary, Erin and Patrick of Minnesota, Rusty and Linda Rose and grandchildren, Kayla and Rachel of Knoxville, Tom and Amy Seeman and grandchildren, Garrett and Keith of Colorado, Jeff Seeman of Knoxville, and Lori Seeman and grandchild, Lance, of Knoxville. He enjoyed traveling, reading, and spending time with his loving family and beloved dogs, Daisy, Dolly and Dakota. The family plans a memorial service in July to commemorate their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 5401 Kingston Pike, Suite 230, Knoxville, TN 37919. We will all miss you dearly, Dad, and when our times come, we will meet you in


• SAMPSEL, Peggy E. McGill
age 54 of Powell, passed away suddenly Tuesday, May 31, 2006, at her home. Peggy was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, William J. McGill and Zora Cox McGill. Survived by: step-mother, Nancy McGill of Clinton; children, Kim Humphrey, Amy Sampsel, Lewis Sampsel, all of Knoxville; grandchildren, Carrie Humphrey, Edward Humphrey Jr., Timothy Nichols and Bertha Nichols; sisters, Rose Sims and husband, Clyde, Betty Buhl and husband, Willie, Kay Jones and husband, Mark, all of Powell, Faye Wesley and husband, Jed of Kentucky; brothers, Ray McGill and wife, Sharon, of New Market; special nephew, Willie Buhl Jr; several other nieces and nephews; special friends, Karen, Kathy, Dren and Pam. The family received friends from Thursday followed by funeral services in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with the Rev. James Hamock officiating. Family and friends gathered at Dixie Lee Baptist Church Cemetery for graveside services. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel,11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the family of Peggy McGill Sampsel.

• RABY, John Edward
age 64, of Concord, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He was a longtime member of Concord United Methodist Church and had served as a staff sergeant in the National Guard. Mr. Raby was preceded in death by his parents, John O. and Willie Clabo Raby. Friends met at the main entrance to Highland Memorial Cemetery Saturday for graveside service with the Rev. Larry Trotter officiating. Friends called at their convenience at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage

• POMEROY, Mildred Lamey (Kitty)
age 81, of Knoxville, formerly of Bayou La Batre, Ala., and New Market, passed away Friday afternoon, June 2, 2006, in Knoxville. Kitty was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Preceded in death by: husband, Leonard Pomeroy; sisters, Muriel Bates and Libby Schjott. Survived by: sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Irma Kittrell of Irvington, Ala., Brady and Michele Pomeroy of Knoxville; grandchildren, Tracy Morrison and husband, Dennis, Caitlin, Dylan and Andi Pomeroy; several nieces and nephews. The family received friends Sunday followed by funeral services in the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel is serving the family of Kitty Pomeroy.

• NORTON, Betty
age 89, of Lenoir City, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Sunday evening June 4, 2006, after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma. A non-denominational memorial celebration planned by the family for the friends of Betty Norton will be held Saturday, June 24, at 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Community of Christ Church, 710 Kidder Lane, off Walker Springs Road in Knoxville. The service will be conducted by Donald E. McIntosh of St. Clair, Mich., Ted Scott of Independence, Mo., and the Rev. Terry Williams, pastor of Knoxville Community of Christ Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851. A complete obituary will appear at a later date. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, is serving the Norton family.

• MASKALL, Lillie Loy “Giggi,”
age 95, of Powell and Knoxville, passed away Monday, May 29, 2006, from the loving care of her daughters into the loving arms of her Lord. She was a charter member of Powell Presbyterian Church and had retired from Palm Beach Company in 1976. Born in Loyston to the late Mack and Nancy Pyles-Loy, Lillie will take with her a love for her family, travel, and also a love for her flowers and gardening. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: husband, Newton Taylor Maskall Jr.; brothers, Plumer, Shade and Woodrow Loy; sister, Stella Loy Simmons; nephew, William Earl Simmons; and former son-in-law, Bill Herndon. Survived by: daughters, Nancy Maskall Herndon and Joyce Maskall Wishart, both of Knoxville; grandchildren, Derrick Herndon of London, England, Mark Herndon of Sydney, Australia, Melissa Herndon Davis and husband, Cecil of Brentwood, Leslie Wishart Palladino and husband, Leonard, Todd Wishart; granddaughter-in-law, Jennifer Williams Wishart; great-grandchildren, Vance and Lilly Davis, Audrey and Julia Palladino, Ben and Meg Wishart. Funeral service was Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. John Lewis officiating. Family and friends met at Rose Mortuary Friday to travel in procession to Woodlawn Cemetery for interment service. Pallbearers were Mark and Derrick Herndon, Todd Wishart, Leonard Palladino, Cecil Davis and Mack Pyle. The family received friends Thursday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• BAKER, Rose McDonald
age 89, of Knoxville, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Fort Sanders Regional Center. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Cherokee Country Club, and Knoxville Garden Club. She is preceded in death by her husband, Knoxville attorney John W. Baker Sr. She is survived by: son, John W. Baker Jr. and wife, Janet; grandchildren, Ryan Baker Hollingsworth and husband, Jamie, of Wild Dunes, S.C., Anne Holden Baker, and John William Baker III; a great-grandson, Baker Hollingsworth; nephew, Dr. Archer Bishop and wife, Sandie; nieces, Ellen Bishop Kimmel of Santa Cruze, Calif., Jennie Rogers, Rose Gettys Hust, Catherine Gettys, Molly Peckels, and Anne Brownell.  Family and friends met at Old Gray Cemetery Friday for graveside service with Father James Brucz CSP, officiating.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 414 W. Vine Ave., Knoxville, TN 37902 or to Old Gray Cemetery Educational, Historic, and Memorial Association, P.O. Box 806, Knoxville, TN 37901-0806. Friends called at their convenience at the family home at 809 Woodland Court on Thursday or at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

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