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• WAYBURN, Richard “Ricky”II
age 51, owner of Wayburn Construction Company in Nashville, formerly of Columbia, S.C., and Knoxville, died Thursday, June 8, 2006, in New Orleans, La. He was a member of Tennessee Jazz and Blues Society, and of the Tennessee Home Builders Association. He is preceded in death by his father, Richard Wayburn M.D., and mother Maybelle Tarlton. Survived by: loving wife, Caren Millen Wayburn; sons, Jerad Isaac Wayburn and Jordan Millen Wayburn; Mom of over 35 years, Revera “Vee” Wayburn of Columbia; brother and sister-in-law, Lew and Debbie Wayburn of Columbia; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ann Wayburn of Knoxville, Becky Wayburn of Williamsburg, Va., Lynn and Frank Blakely of San Antonio, Texas, Cathy Wayburn of Dallas, Texas, Meryl and Jonathan Sachs of Cambridge, Mass., sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Paula and Jay Miller of Memphis; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family and friends met Sunday at New Jewish Cemetery for a graveside service with Rabbi Beth Schwartz officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• TABOR, Parker A.
of West Knoxville went home to be with the Lord Monday, June 12, 2006.  Parker was born Aug. 3, 1928, in Dott, W.Va., to the parents of G.C. and Blanche Tabor. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, West Knox Civitan, and a Mason at Concord Lodge No. 48 for 57 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a decorated veteran of the Korean War then worked as a mechanical engineer and retired from  Martin-Marietta. He was an avid golf-er and walker who will be sadly missed by his buddies. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Annamay Connors Tabor.  Survived by; son, John and daughter-in-law, Jeannie; daughter, Rosanne; daughter, Carolyn and son-in-law, Kevin Krings; grandchildren, Douglas Davis, John Jr, James and Joseph Tabor, Connor and Catelyn Krings, Rashel, Rashaun and Ramone Hall,  great grandchildren, Chrissie and Andrew Davis, sister, Mary Ann and husband Robert Cox of Tennessee; brother, Robert Tabor of N.C.; son, Parker Jr.; and his many cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and brothers and sisters in Christ. Funeral service was Sunday at Faith Lutheran Church with Dr. Bob Stelter officiating.  Interment followed at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church Building Fund, 239 Jamestowne Blvd. Knoxville, TN. 37922. The family received friends Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• STEIN, Sidney
age 89, of Dayton, Ohio, formerly of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Hospice of Dayton, in Dayton, of Alzheimer’s disease. Born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, N.Y., he was a graduate of the Rabbi Jacob Joseph School, Seward Park High School, Brooklyn College and Columbia Teachers College, where he earned a master’s degree in counseling and guidance. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1946, reaching the rank of corporal. His professional life was spent in service to the Jewish community, first at the New York Association of New Americans (NYANA), and then as a purveyor of The State of Israel Bonds. From 1958 to 1974 he served as executive director of the Jewish Community Council, which later became the Jewish Federation of Greater San Jose, Calif.  His duties included publishing and editing the award-winning Jewish Community News. From 1976 to 1979 he was the executive director of the Jewish Federation of Levittown, Pa., until his retirement and aliyah to Israel, where he resided until 1989, when he and his beloved wife, Yvette, returned to the United States to be close to their children and grandchildren. His wife, Yvette Stein, nee Bornstein, preceded him in death.  He is survived by two sons, Joshua and David Stein, daughter, Rena Neiger, nine grandchildren, Elan, Keren, Shai and Tali Neiger, Aron, Yitzhak, Asher, Elimelech and Simcha Stein.  He is also survived by his brother Chaim Stein, and sisters Florence Manasse and Sylvia Haar. The family and friends met at New Jewish Cemetery Thursday for a graveside and interment service with Rabbi Louis Zivic officiating. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. 

• SMITH, Walter L. (Dick)
died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at his Knoxville home. He was a member and elder of West Hills Presbyterian Church, a volunteer and active supporter of Child Evangelism Fellow-ship, member of Gideon’s Inter-national and served as chaplain of his camp, and was a U.S. Navy veteran proudly serving on the USS Iowa during World War II. Mr. Smith was an engineering consultant and the co-founder of the Tencarva Engineering Firm. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Helen Cunningham Smith. Survived by: nieces, Lee Worthington and husband, Ron, of Buchanan, Va., and Susan Duncan and husband, Bill, of Columbia, S.C.; nephews, Dr. James Cunningham, William Cunningham, and Jack Cunningham; devoted companion and friend, Margaret Wells; great- nieces and nephews, Dana Lee Worthington, Leigh Duncan McAl-ister, Molly Duncan McAlister, and William F. Duncan III. Funeral service was Monday at West Hills Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Scott V. Horne and Dr. Frederick C. Fowler III officiating. Entombment followed at Highland Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 22181, Knoxville TN 37933-0181, or West Hills Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 7600 Bennington Dr., Knoxville TN 37909. The family received friends Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• MARSH, Julia Hodgson
of Knoxville, died peacefully at Haven House Hospice in Atlanta, Ga., June 17, 2006. She was born in West Virginia on June 21, 1934, to Michael and Katherine Hodgson. Julia is best remembered for being an avid Tennessee Volunteer football fan and for her wonderful gift of laugher. Julia was preceded in death by her husband, Paul H. Marsh; brother, Ed Hodgson. Julia is survived by her daughters, Terri Baker, Melanie Stanton and Cyndy Gay; her siblings, Ann Jones, Marie Hicks and Tish Dezonia; six beautiful grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Funeral service was Wednesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Mr. Barry Baker officiating. Interment followed at Tennessee Veterans’ Cemetery. The family received friends Tuesday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• LEET, Andrew Collin
age 22, of Knoxville passed away suddenly Saturday evening, June 17, 2006, at his home. Andrew graduated with honors from Oak Ridge High School and was an honor student in international economics and political science at the University of Tennessee. His passions in life were the environment and helping others who are less fortunate. Andrew was preceded in death by his uncle, Lanny Falls and grandfather, Carl Falls. Survivors: mother and stepfather, Susan and Paul Scoonover of Knoxville; father and stepmother, Ron and Mary Leet of Charlotte, N.C.; brother and sister-in-law, Aaron and Melanie Leet of Alcoa; niece, Rebecca Leet; nephews, Matthew and Benjamin Leet; grandparents, Louise Falls of Gallatin, Kaye and Hugh Doss of Louisville, Ky., and other loving family members. The family received friends Wednesday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel followed by funeral services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Love Kitchen, 2418 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Knoxville, TN 37915. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the family of Andrew Leet.

• JOHNSON, Mary Nell Greer Brownlow
age 83, of Knoxville passed away Friday, June 16, 2006. She was born in Knoxville July 30, 1922. She was a lifelong faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Knoxville.  She graduated from Old Knoxville High at age 16, received a bachelor’s degree in home economics from the University of Tennessee, and a masters degree in child psychology from Columbia University. At the Univer-sity of Tennessee she was president of Alpha Omicron Pi and in 1942 she was selected as “Miss Tennessee.” She was active in many community and volunteer activities throughout her life.  She was most dedicated and every organization she joined, she became either president or chairman. These include the Knoxville Junior League, the Dogwood Trails, Knoxville Garden Club, Ft. Sanders Volunteer, Board of Baptist Hospital, Mount Rest Home, Girls Cotillion, Nine O’clock Cotillion, and Junior Assembly. She helped inspire and shape many of the things we take for granted in Knoxville today. She was devoted to her family and friends. She was a joy to be around and openly shared her enthusiasm for life.  Her faith was her foundation. She leaves a legacy of love and devotion to family and friends. She will be missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Greer; her first husband and the father of her children, William G. Brownlow III; her second husband, Andrew Johnson; son, Russell Greer Brownlow. She is survived by her children, James and Carol Brownlow, William and Cassandra Brownlow, Vivian Costello and John, and Sue Brownlow, grandchildren, Jonathan and Greer Waddell, Benjamin and Allison Brownlow, William G. Brownlow V, Mary Brewton Brownlow, Richard Johnson Brownlow, Allison Brownlow, Samuel Brownlow and Jay Brownlow: stepson, Frank and Rita Johnson. Memorial service was Sunday at First Baptist Church with Dr. William D. Shiell officiating.  Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 510 W. Main Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 or the Knoxville Garden Club, PO Box 10992, Knoxville, TN  37939-0992. The family received friends Sunday following the service at the church. Arrangement by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

age 86 of Knoxville, a kind and loving man, passed away Saturday afternoon, June 17, 2006, at The University of Tennessee Medical Center from complications related to Leukemia. John was born in Wilkesbarre, Pa., March 8, 1920, to Jack and Sadie Lloyd Greenley. He served as a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army Air Corp in the Pacific Theater during World War II.  John retired from Stowers Machinery where he worked as an instructor and technical advisor. He was a man of many interests including woodworking, flying, boating and had traveled to every state in the continental United States and Alaska with his wife and family. He provided his family with many adventures and precious memories. John was a member of First Christian Church. He was a member of the Knoxville Power Squadron and had taught the engine maintenance class for several years. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Greenley. Survivors: wife of 43 years, Catherine Clower Greenley; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna  and Dr. John Buntin of West Memphis, Ark., Dr. Rhonda and Chad Laurain of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, John Jr., Holly and Elaine Buntin, Jack Laurain. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with a Celebration of Life to follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. John Jackson officiating. Interment was in the East Tennessee State Veteran’s Cemetery with full military honors conferred by the U S Army. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fairview United Methodist Church, 2800 Fairview Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. The family would like to express special thanks to Dr. Wahid Hanna and his staff at UT Medical Center and to Dr. Sharon Glass and her staff at Patricia Neal for their compassionate care. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Greenley family.

• GRAY, Dudley “Scooby” Harold Sr.
age 81, of Knoxville, died Saturday June 17, 2006, at Parkwest Medical Center. He was born April 15, 1925 in Roanoke, Virginia, son of the late Charles Oscar and Molly Gray and was of the Methodist Faith. He was retired from Allied Chemical Corp. and a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. He was also preceded in death by wife: Imogene Jones Gray; sister, Edith Gray; and grandson, Ronald D. Davis. Survived by daughter and son in law, Janice G. and Bill Davis; sons and daughters in law, Michael and Lorene Gray, Dudley H. Gray Jr. and Connie Gray, and Franklin Gray; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held at 8 p.m., Monday, at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Perry Duncan and Mr. Ralph Davenport officiating. The family and friends met Tuesday at Knoxville U.S. National Cemetery for a 10 a.m. interment service with Full Military Honors. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• BROCKMAN, Henry Wilson, Sr.
age 87 of Knoxville, a native of Greenville, South Carolina, the “Most Devoted and Loving” father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away Monday June 12, 2006 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center after a brief illness.  He was a longtime member of the former Mars Hill Baptist Church and owned Crouch Florist with his wife, daughter and son for many years. Henry was a Navy Veteran of WWII.  He was preceded in death in 1998 by his wife of 54 years, Faye Brockman, father John E. Brockman  who died when he was three months old and mother and step father, Annice Benson and Thomas Bentley   He is survived by his children and their spouses, John and Susie Brockman, Judi Brockman and Jim Wegleiz all of Knoxville, Hank and Mary Brockman of Nashville; grandchildren, Brocki Luton Murphy and husband Todd, Kent Luton and wife Andrea, Bonnie Brockman, Will Brockman III, Michael Stengel, and Mandy Brockman; great grandchildren, Jack and Annabelle Murphy; brothers and sisters in law, T.L. Brockman of Greenville, South Carolina, Charles and May Bentley and Paul and Louise Bentley of Fountain Inn, South Carolina; sisters in law, Sarah Dacus of Charlotte, North Carolina and Vertie Cothran of Inman, South Carolina; several nieces and nephews; and many friends at Shannondale. The family received friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, at Central Baptist Church, Bearden. A funeral service followed at 7 p.m. with Dr. Larry Fields officiating. Pallbearers: John Brockman, Hank Brockman, Will Brockman, Kent Luton, Michael Stengel, Todd Murphy and Jim Wegleiz.  The family and friends met at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel and proceeded to Highland Memorial Cemetery for a noon interment service with Full Military Honors by Volunteer State Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

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