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• LINDSAY, Vernon Dee
age 89, of West Knoxville, son of the late Albert Wesley and Ethel Ramsey Lindsay, passed away Friday, July 7, 2006, at the home of his son. He was a member of Kim Watt Baptist Church and retired from Schaad Feed, Seed & Hardware. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in 1972 by his wife, Mae Belle Vaughn Lindsay. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Dennis J. and Carmen Lindsay; granddaughters, Michelle Lindsay and Tara R. Lindsay, all of Knoxville; brother and sister-in-law, David and Ann Lindsay of Coalfield; sisters and brother-in-law, Pauline Fay Farris of Knoxville and Marjorie and Bud Harper of Sevierville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service were Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Delton Cochran officiating. The family and friends met Monday at the entrance of Highland Memorial Cemetery for an interment service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Kim Watt Baptist Church, PO Box 5293, Knoxville, TN 37950. The family received friends Sunday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• HOUSER, Karen Renee
age 40, of Knoxville died suddenly early Thursday morning, July 6, 2006, at Baptist Hospital West. Karen was very active in small animal rescue and was instrumental in organizing Small Breed Rescue of East Tennessee. She was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and received her master’s degree at the University of Tennessee, Martin. Karen was an employee of DOE in Oak Ridge. She was preceded in death by her father, Cecil Houser; grandmother, Pauline Houser. Survived by her mother, Margaret Houser of Knoxville; brother, Kris Houser of Rutledge; special aunt, Irene Smith of Knoxville; several other aunts, uncles and cousins; soul mate, Charles Maltman Jr. of Knoxville. The family received friends Friday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel. Family and friends gathered Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery for graveside services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SBRET, P O Box 4661, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, or to other pet charities. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike, served the Houser family.

• HAMMETT, Mildred Louise Blount
age 88, Knoxville resident for past 14 years, formerly of Anniston, Ala., passed away Friday, July 7, 2006, at Summit View of Farragut. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Concord and retired as a food manager from the Calhoun County School Systems. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Claude Hammett; parents, John and Josie Robinson Blount, and three sisters. She leaves behind her son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Dean Hammett of Knoxville; grandchildren, Brian Hammett of Nashville, Kevin Hammett and wife, Diana, of Knoxville; and Cory Hammett and wife, Courtney, of Bowling Green, Ky.; great-grandchildren, McKen-zie, Madison, Harrison and Davis Hammett; several nieces and nephews. Graveside service were Sunday at Eulaton Baptist Church Cemetery, Eulaton, Ala., with the Rev. Larry Boyles officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Music Program, First Baptist Church, Concord, 11704 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922. The family received friends Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• FOWLER, John Ballard
age 56, of Knoxville, native of Berea, Ky., son of John T. Flower and the late Imogene Ballard Fowler, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2006, at Parkwest Medical Center. He was a graduate of Berea College and the University of Kentucky College of Law. John was a partner in the law firm Ambrose, Wilson, Grimm & Durand. He was a longtime member and past Commodore of Fort Loudon Yacht Club. John is survived by his wife of 30 years, Jennifer Johnson Fowler; father, John T. Fowler of Berea; sister, Katreka Cash and husband, Ronnie, of Brodhead, Ky.; sister-in-law, Gail Thiessen and husband, Chris, of Marshalltown, Iowa; brother-in-law, Les Johnson and wife, Carol, of Madison, Ala.; five nieces: a nephews; and four beloved cats. A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, PO Box 9479, Knoxville, TN 37940-9989. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• CARVER, Kia Lee
age 49, of Knoxville, died Wednesday, July 5, 2006. She was a member of Central Baptist Church, Bearden. The life of Kia Carver was very special to the family that she has left behind, her mother, Jean Carver; her grandmother, Lorena Page; her sisters, Amy Fryza and Leoneta Cook; her nieces, Erika Smith, Cathrine Sharp and her husband, Jeremy; her nephew, Lee Fryza; and her great-nephew, Derrick Sharp; several aunts and uncles and cousins; and godfamily, the Hobbs. She will be missed by all the people who’s life she has touched through out her life. We all know that she has gone on ahead to be with our Lord and she will be waiting for all of us to join her when our time comes. A Celebration of Life Service was Sunday at Central Baptist Church, Bearden, with Dr. Wendell Boertje, the Rev. Archie Fendley and Dr. Rick Callaway officiating. Interment was private at West View Cemetery in Atlanta. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to: Central Baptist Church, Bearden, 6300 Deanne Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919. The family received friends Saturday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

• ALBERS, Harriet Zinck
age 78, died peacefully at home Tuesday, July 4, 2006, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was a member of Church Street United Methodist Church, Knoxville Garden Club, Junior League of Knoxville, Nine O’clock Cotillion and served on the board of Mount Rest Home. Harriet Louise Zinck was born Aug. 5, 1927, in Eustis, Fla. She attended Miss Sherwood’s School in Chicago and graduated from Evanston High School, Evanston, Ill., in 1944. She received degrees in chemistry and education from Ward Belmont College in Nashville in 1948, and did graduate work in Peabody College in Nashville. She and Bud Albers were married June 7, 1952, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Eustis. In addition to her devotion, love and pride for her husband, family and dogs, she was deeply connected to her Nova Scotian heritage. Her father was born in Liverpool, and she grew up summering there — a tradition that she continued with her children and grandchildren. An avid traveler and bridge player, she loved to entertain, garden and read, both in Knoxville and at Grandfather Mountain, N.C. She was a generous and caring lady, and was appreciative of all those with whom she came in contact. Most of all, she was grateful to have such a large number of kind, thoughtful and loyal friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Charles Elwood Zinck of Eustis. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Edward Sanford “Bud” Albers Jr.; daughters and sons-in-law, Louise David Bryan Burruss of Atlanta, Ga., Neill and Samuel Cromwell Carey of Knoxville, and Emily and Abner Frank Patton of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; grandchildren, Edward Sanford Albers Burruss, Charles Harris Burruss, Thomas Jamison Burruss, Samuel Cromwell Carey Jr., and Margaret Louise Carey, Abner Edward Patton, William Jamison Patton of Tuscaloosa; sister-in-law, Margaret Albers Newton of Knoxville; nephews, Dr. E. Douglas Newton of Pittsburgh, Pa., Edward Albers Newton of Collierville; niece, Margaret Newton Aiken of Lookout Mountain. Following a private interment at Old Gray cemetery, a memorial service was Friday, July 7, at Church Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. William Fowler officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The InterFaith Health Clinic, 315 Gill Street, Knoxville, TN  37917 or the charity of your choice. The family received friends Thursday at their home. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

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